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Tag: Martin Vizcarra

  • Friday, July 20th 2018 - 10:47 UTC

    Peru shocked at the extent of corruption in the Judicial branch; head Justice resigns

    In a short letter shared on Twitter, judicial chief Duberli Rodriguez announced he was tendering his resignation “due to the institutional crisis.”

    The head of Peru's judicial branch resigned on Thursday in the wake of a mounting corruption scandal involving secret phone recordings capturing numerous judges making behind-the-scenes deals on everything from promotions to criminal sentences.

  • Thursday, July 12th 2018 - 17:37 UTC

    Peruvians against corrupt judiciary - President Vizcarra announces reforms

    Peru's President Martín Vizcarra on Wednesday launched a plan for a judicial reform to end the “rot” within that branch of government.

    Thousands of Peruvians marched Wednesday evening in Lima to protest against corruption in the justice system, after recordings of unproper behaviour by judges and members of the Council of the Magistracy were aired.The demonstration began from Plaza San Martin and toured Lima's historic downtown on its way to the Main Courthouse building and back to Plaza San Martín.

  • Friday, June 29th 2018 - 05:11 UTC

    President Vizcarra claims corruption costs Peru US$ 3 billion annually

    Vizcarra, Peru's former vice president, took office in March after his predecessor Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (R) stepped down amid corruption allegations.

    President Martin Vizcarra said that the Peruvian government will enforce a “zero tolerance” policy against corruption amid a spreading bribery scandal that has involved at least three former presidents.

  • Monday, May 21st 2018 - 09:06 UTC

    Boris Johnson, first foreign secretary to visit Peru in fifty years

    Mr. Johnson joined Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra and other high level Peruvian officials on a visit to Iquitos, located in the Amazon.

    Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spent the first of his five-day visit to Latin America in Peru on Saturday 19 May. In the first visit of a British Foreign Secretary to Peru in over 50 years, Mr. Johnson joined Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra and other high level Peruvian officials on a visit to Iquitos, located in the Amazon.

  • Saturday, April 14th 2018 - 10:49 UTC

    Corruption and Venezuela in the agenda of a subdued Summit of the Americas

    “We should build a continent where citizens are first,” Peruvian president Vizcarra said. “We owe it to them. We owe it to their dreams.”

    Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra opened on Friday a subdued Summit of the Americas decrying widespread corruption and urging regional leaders to join forces in increasing transparency and boosting civil society. Addressing Western Hemisphere leaders in an auditorium where a number of seats were left notably empty, Peru's new president said that rather than accept corruption as a deep-seated scourge impossible to eliminate, governments should adopt concrete measures that prevent it from ever taking place.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 22:01 UTC

    Lima Summit on as planned, says Peru's new president

    Martin Vizcarra, who took office on Friday after the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, said several leaders in the region have confirmed their participation in the April 13 and 14 Summit

    Martin Vizcarra explained he received supporting phone calls from various regional leaders for the April gathering. Maduro's invitation is a matter for the Foreign Ministry to decide.