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Peru President: "We will be relentless against corruption"

17:31 | Lima, Jul. 28.

Peruvian Government will be relentless in the fight against corruption and will denounce those it deems responsible, President Martin Vizcarra said Saturday in his address to the nation on the occasion of Peru's 197th Independence Day anniversary.

The recent release of a series of audio recordings sparked an unprecedented political crisis in the Inca country, which requires citizens' commitment to the country and their willingness to seek a solution to the problem.

"We'll stand firm in the fight against corruption. The only way to do so is by receiving clear support from citizens, who are indignant at murky negotiations —contained in the audio recordings— that represent a cost to all of us, mainly to the weakest people," he affirmed.

According to the statesman, his administration has denounced alleged cases of corruption involving —among others— government officials, thanks to the accusation of a courageous mayor.

"I urge citizens to report corruption, as silence makes us accomplices. Now more than ever, we need to change that paradigm," he stated.



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Published: 7/28/2018
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