Women and Vulnerable Populations Minister Gloria Montenegro on Tuesday affirmed Peru needs to know the truth about the corrupt acts committed by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and that the judicial verdict on the return of resources over the sale of
must be complied with.
"The decisions of the Judiciary are mandatory," Montenegro told the press.
In this sense, the high-ranking official indicated that the return of resources should occur since corruption
costs Peru S/12 billion (US$3.63 billion). This scourge mainly affects women
, and teenagers.
Likewise, she mentioned that civil reparation is an issue which is the responsibility of the justice system.
Therefore, she considered that the successful collaboration agreement signed by the Peruvian State and the company must be respected.
"Peru needs to know the truth
, that money can be recovered in different ways, at different times. It is time for us to unite and for justice to do its job," she concluded.
As is known, the Brazilian construction giant admitted to having paid millions in bribes to government officials in Peru, in order to secure public-works contracts.
As a result, Odebrecht
benefited from over US$143 million between 2005 and 2014 in Peru, according to the U.S. Justice Department.