Peru's President: We must banish corruption, sanction it firmly

Photo: ANDINA/Diffusion

Photo: ANDINA/Diffusion

12:46 | Lima, Jul. 28.

The new President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Wednesday affirmed that corruption must be banished and sanctioned firmly.

While referring to the Lava Jato case, the Head of State said it is a disgrace that will persecute the nation for a long time.

However, the top official noted that it is his responsibility to banish corruption and firmly sanction all those who participate in those acts.

In the aforementioned case, the statesman recalled that many officials had been implicated in the investigations, including up to three former Presidents of the Republic, two of whom had been detained.

"But paradoxically we do not see any businessman imprisoned; some were imprisoned for a few days, but now they are free and out of the country," Mr. Castillo expressed.

"This is not right," he pointed out.

Remarks were made during his first address to the nation from Congress headquarters.

In his swearing in, the new Head of State mentioned native peoples, teachers, professionals, children, and women.

"I swear by the peoples of Peru, by a country without corruption and a new Constitution," he emphasized.


Published: 7/28/2021
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