Peru President: Corruption is one of biggest challenges

10:15 | Lima, Apr. 26.

President Martin Vizcarra has affirmed the frontal fight against corruption goes on and is one of the biggest challenges in Peru.

The Head of State said the Inca country's economy could expand above 4%, more roads could be built, and progress could be made in the reconstruction process, emphasizing it is possible to fight corruption and impunity at the same time. 

Likewise, the top official mentioned Peruvian citizens have been witnessing the revelations of the Odebrecht corruption case coming from Brazil, underlining justice administration institutions work independently on this probe. 

"Truth and justice are above all, before any individual or group interest," he added. 

In Peru, the Public Ministry is independent from the Executive Branch.

Furthermore, President Vizcarra indicated the Odebrecht case currently tests the State's capability to investigate and punish —within the due process— the people who are responsible of committing corruption offenses.

Moreover, the top official noted his administration currently promotes political-justice reforms in order to rely on a justice administration that is efficient, timely, transparent, and predictable, as well as a political system that is more representative and legitimate. 

Remarks were made during Lima Chamber of Commerce's (CCL) 131st anniversary ceremony held in the capital city on Thursday night.


Published: 4/26/2019