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Peru President: There is a social reaction against corruption

14:30 | Lima, Jun. 26.

President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday affirmed there is a social reaction against corruption in Peru, adding his administration embraces this response, and thus adopts measures aimed at reducing and eradicating this scourge.

"Corruption generates hopelessness among citizens and affects the ones most in need," the Head of State expressed. 

In this sense, the top official mentioned that —according to studies— S/10 billion (around US$3 billion) are lost every year due to corruption and pointed out this money could be used for projects that improve health, basic sanitation, or drinking water services for the benefit of the population

Likewise, he noted the efforts undertaken by his administration to reestablish minimum and adequate measures to significantly reduce corruption in the Inca country. 

Within this framework, the statesman pointed out this scourge affects other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Remarks were made during the closing ceremony of "The role of religious leaders in the promotion of positive peace in Latin America and the Caribbean."

Furthermore, President Vizcarra underlined the role played by Religions for Peace, as an example of tolerance that should also be applied in other areas of society. 

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Published: 6/26/2019
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