Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands

  • Entry ID: [xpobq]
  • Date: December 6, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands
  • Description:

    Congress member Lucio Ávila (Fuerza Popular party) demanded an off-schedule evaluation in favor of the National University of the Highlands to the head of Sineace, Peregrina Morgan. Ávila is a former dean of said university. Now Ávila has requested that the Congressional Commission of Audit open an investigation against her.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 4
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Abuse of Power/Office, Influence Peddling
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Ethical breach
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Legislative
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Main Article

1500 cases unpunished

  • Entry ID: [56e5m]
  • Date: December 6, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: 1500 cases unpunished
  • Description:

    The Office of the Comptroller General reported that over 1,500 cases of alleged corruption are still pending in court, which might soon benefit from the application of the statute of limitations.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: *Corruption (general)
  • Range: *Unknown
  • Level: Multiple levels
  • Amount: *Unknown
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: *Unknown, *Unknown
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Presidential anti-corruption commission

  • Entry ID: [75vij]
  • Date: December 6, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Presidential anti-corruption commission
  • Description:

    The Presidential Commission of Integrity, headed by Eduardo Vega, presented its finalized report to President Kuczynski, which contains a hundred recommendations to prevent and control corruption. The commission had 45 days to deliver this report.

  • Type: Anti-Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 7
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Promise/Plan
    • Range: National
  • Level: All levels
  • Legality: n/a
  • Initiative by: Executive Branch
  • Responsible for implementation: *Unknown
    • Page: Inside
    • Relevance: Main Article

Presidential Adviser Moreno & SIS

  • Entry ID: [gw94g]
  • Date: December 5, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Presidential Adviser Moreno & SIS
  • Description:

    Allegations of embezzlement and influence peddling against former presidential adviser Carlos Moreno Chacón started in the decade of the 90s: While Moreno worked at Loayza Hopital, the businesses of a close associate of his, Jorge Hernández Salazar, won contracts for millions of soles.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Embezzlement
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, Executive Branch
  • Page: Front
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands

  • Entry ID: [m2dfx]
  • Date: December 5, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands
  • Description:

    President of the Congressional Commission of Ethics, Segundo Tapia, has to decide today if they will investigate their colleague Lucio Ávila for having sent a private communication to Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra in an effort to benefit the National University of the Highlands, of which Ávila has served as dean in the past.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Abuse of Power/Office, Influence Peddling
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Ethical breach
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Legislative
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Secondary Article

Minister Saavedra’s wife

  • Entry ID: [mjmjh]
  • Date: December 5, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Minister Saavedra’s wife
  • Description:

    Against allegations from Congress Member Mauricio Mulder (APRA party), Superintendent of Bank, Insurance and AFP Socorro Heysen Zegarra defended the appointment of Cecilia Ames (Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra’s wife).

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Cronysm
  • Range: National
  • Level: 2/3/2017
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Ethical breach
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Autonomous Agencies
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Secondary Article

Interpellation against Minister Saavedra

  • Entry ID: [unko4]
  • Date: December 5, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Interpellation against Minister Saavedra
  • Description:

    Friction between the Executive and Congress increases, as spokesman of Fuerza Popular, Luis Galarreta, says that a potential request for a “vote of confidence” will not dissuade them from calling for a motion of no confidence against Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra after the interpellation.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Embezzlement
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: *Unknown
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Executive Branch
  • Page: Front
  • Relevance: Main Article

Castañeda & Río Verde project

  • Entry ID: [2lbsf]
  • Date: December 5, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Castañeda & Río Verde project
  • Description:

    In conversation with the TV news program Cuarto Poder, Mayor of Lima Luis Castañeda Lossio defended former manager Giselle Zegarra in relation to her coordinating the annulment of the Río Verde project, saying that there were no irregularities.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: *Corruption (general)
  • Range: Local
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: *Unknown
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Local Administration
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Assassination of prosecutor Caro

  • Entry ID: [g1cjj]
  • Date: December 4, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Assassination of prosecutor Caro
  • Description:

    Contract killer says he was offered contract to assassinate of San Martín prosecutor, Fermín Caro Rodríguez. Former associates of Caro’s romantic partner allegedly arranged his death to stop him from further benefiting her in legal disputes over business “Café Rumba”.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Favouritism
  • Range: Local
  • Level: Middle level actors
  • Amount: Medium corruption
  • Legality: Administrative misconduct
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, Judiciary
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Main Article

Briceño Herrera & fuel theft

  • Entry ID: [gkwqa]
  • Date: December 4, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Briceño Herrera & fuel theft
  • Description:

    Military court sentences former major general, Jorge Luis Briceño Herrera, to three years in prison for the theft and selling of five thousand gallons of fuel from his post at the Peruvian Air Force.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Favorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Theft
  • Range: National
  • Level: Middle level actors
  • Amount: Medium corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, Military
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Secondary Article

South Gas Pipeline

  • Entry ID: [l1y7i]
  • Date: December 4, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: South Gas Pipeline
  • Description:

    Government faces difficulties in finding a partner to replace Odebrecht as stockholder in the South Gas Pipeline project. The group Sempra, previously expected to take Odebrecht position, pulled out of the negotiations after the government refused any modifications to the anti-corruption clause of the contract.

  • Type: Anti-Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 7
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Agreement/Contract
    • Range: 2/3/2017
  • Level: High level actors
  • Legality: n/a
  • Initiative by: Executive Branch
  • Responsible for implementation: 2/4/2017
    • Page: Inside
    • Relevance: Secondary Article

Bernales Commission

  • Entry ID: [mqrnb]
  • Date: December 4, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Bernales Commission
  • Description:

    Former general Gustavo Bobbio Rosas, member of the Bernales Commission (created by the Ministry of Defense to review the military promotions granted during the Humala administration), says they have found serious irregularities that benefited former president Humala’s family and associates.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 4
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: 7/19/2021
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: *Unknown
  • Legality: *Unknown
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, Executive Branch
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Main Article

Nadine Heredia & usurpation of authority

  • Entry ID: [n43r1]
  • Date: December 4, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Nadine Heredia & usurpation of authority
  • Description:

    Due to the interpellation against Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra, the Congressional Commission of Audit changed the date of former first lady Nadine Heredia’s summons to December 14.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Abuse of Power/Office
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Administrative misconduct
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, Executive Branch
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Secondary Article

Odebrecht

  • Entry ID: [p1rog]
  • Date: December 4, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Odebrecht
  • Description:

    Public Prosecutor’s Office requested its Brazilian counterpart to include a clause in recent Odebrecht’s plea bargain that would force the company to provide information regarding their corrupt dealings and connections in Peru.

  • Source: Unofficial
  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Bribery (collusion)
  • Range: International
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former (Business, Executive Branch)
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Main Article

Burga & corruption at the Peruvian Football Federation

  • Entry ID: [sq6h7]
  • Date: December 4, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Burga & corruption at the Peruvian Football Federation
  • Description:

    Former president of the Peruvian Football Federation, Manuel Burga, pleads not guilty at court in the United States.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sphere: Private
  • Sub-type: 3/12/2017
  • Range: International
  • Level: Middle level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, FIFA
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Nadine’s cronies

  • Entry ID: [yb3z4]
  • Date: December 4, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Nadine’s cronies
  • Description:

    Marjorie Effio, close friend of former first lady Nadine Heredia, works now as congressional coordinator in representation of Minister of Internal Affairs Carlos Basombrío.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Cronysm
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Ethical breach
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Executive Branch
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Interpellation against Minister Saavedra

  • Entry ID: [59807a]
  • Date: December 4, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Interpellation against Minister Saavedra
  • Description:

    Members of the Fuerza Popular party in Congress consider to be a provocation President Kuczynski’s intention of requesting a Vote of Confidence in defense of Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra. Saavedra faces interpellation in Congress for alleged irregularities in the procurement of computers in his sector.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Embezzlement
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Executive Branch
  • Page: Front
  • Relevance: Main Article

Boza & corruption at the Peruvian Institute of Sports

  • Entry ID: [kmko1]
  • Date: December 3, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Boza & corruption at the Peruvian Institute of Sports
  • Description:

    Judge Ángel Mendivil rejects request (made by the anti-corruption prosecutor’s office) for the pre-trial detention of former president of the Peruvian Institute of Sports, Francisco Boza. Boza faces charges of corruption for attempting to benefit the Antalsis company in construction projects.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 4
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Bribery (collusion), Favouritism
  • Range: National
  • Level: Middle level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, Executive Branch
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Secondary Article

Burga & corruption at the Peruvian Football Federation

  • Entry ID: [n1nye]
  • Date: December 3, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Burga & corruption at the Peruvian Football Federation
  • Description:

    Former president of the Peruvian Football Federation, Manuel Burga, was put in jail as his court date is set to January 7, 2017. Burga faces bribery charges in relation to the signing of broadcasting rights.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 7
  • Direction of impact: Favorable
  • Sphere: Private
  • Sub-type: Bribery (collusion)
  • Range: International
  • Level: Middle level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, FIFA
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Nadine Heredia & money laundering

  • Entry ID: [obrln]
  • Date: December 3, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Nadine Heredia & money laundering
  • Description:

    President Kuczynski criticizes FAO’s hiring of former first lady Nadine Heredia. Lawyer Luis Lamas Puccio expresses his opinion that Heredia cannot be remanded or held in any way as long as she holds an international office.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 7
  • Direction of impact: Favorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Money Laundering
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, Executive Branch
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Main Article

Presidential Adviser Moreno & SIS

  • Entry ID: [pllnu]
  • Date: December 3, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Presidential Adviser Moreno & SIS
  • Description:

    Congressional Commission of Audit will consider request made by Congress Member Mauricio Mulder (APRA party) to hold a hearing with President Kuczynski in relation to the appointment of former presidential adviser Carlos Moreno. Kuczynski has stated his willingness to answer their questions, but that the hearing would have to take place at the Government Palace.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: *Corruption (general)
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: *Unknown
  • Legality: *Unknown
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Executive Branch
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Interpellation against Minister Saavedra

  • Entry ID: [wprgv]
  • Date: December 3, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Interpellation against Minister Saavedra
  • Description:

    President Kuczynski leaves open the possibility of requesting a Vote of Confidence from Congress, and refutes allegations from Congress Member Mauricio Mulder (APRA party) who stated that Minister Saavedra’s wife had worked for Kuczynski electoral campaign.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: 7/9/2017
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Multiple
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Executive Branch
  • Page: Front
  • Relevance: Main Article

Minister Saavedra’s wife

  • Entry ID: [x8340]
  • Date: December 3, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Minister Saavedra’s wife
  • Description:

    Congress Member Mauricio Mulder (APRA party) continues with his allegations that wife of Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra, Cecilia Ames Tineo, participated in electoral campaign of President Kuczynski.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Cronysm
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Administrative misconduct
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Executive Branch
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

South Gas Pipeline

  • Entry ID: [y8xtv]
  • Date: December 3, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: South Gas Pipeline
  • Description:

    Comptroller General Edgar Alarcón stated (at a meeting with the investigatory commission in Congress) that his office has found irregularities in the way the South Gas Pipeline contract was conducted.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 4
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: *Corruption (general)
  • Range: International
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, Executive Branch
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Main Article

Lima Metro – Line 2

  • Entry ID: [4stlb]
  • Date: December 3, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Lima Metro – Line 2
  • Description:

    Comptroller General Edgar Alarcón stated (at a meeting with the investigatory commission in Congress) that his office has found irregularities in the way the Line 2 of the Lima Metro contract was conducted.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 4
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: *Corruption (general)
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: *Unknown
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, Executive Branch
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Main Article

Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands

  • Entry ID: [sgx0u]
  • Date: December 2, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands
  • Description:

    Members of the Congressional Commission of Education will demand an explanation from the president of that commission, Congress Member Lucio Ávila, for having sent a private communication to Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra in an effort to benefit the National University of the Highlands, of which Ávila has served as dean in the past.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sector: Public
  • Sub-type: Influence Peddling
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: n/a
  • Legality: Ethical breach
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Legislative
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Burga & corruption at the Peruvian Football Federation

  • Entry ID: [w4l6o]
  • Date: December 2, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Burga & corruption at the Peruvian Football Federation
  • Description:

    The former president of the Peruvian Football Federation, Manuel Burga, was extradited to the United States of America to face charges of fraud in relation to the management of broadcasting rights of the “Copa Libertadores” and the “Copa América”.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 7
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sector: Private
  • Sub-type: Fraud
  • Range: International
  • Level: Middle level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Former, FIFA
  • Page: Front
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Elard Melgar & the Law of the Organization of Water Users

  • Entry ID: [zu1hz]
  • Date: December 2, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Elard Melgar & the Law of the Organization of Water Users
  • Description:

    Members of the “Frente Amplio”, “Alianza para el Progreso” and “Peruanos por el Kambio” parties in Congress walked away from the vote that modifies the Law of the Organization of Water Users. The modification, approved by the “Fuerza Popular” party, will benefit a business belonging to one of their own, Congress Member Elard Melgar.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 5
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Abuse of Power/Office
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Ethical breach
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Legislative
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Odebrecht

  • Entry ID: [b4knf]
  • Date: December 2, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Odebrecht
  • Description:

    Odebrecht offers apologies in an international communication for its involvement in corrupt dealings.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Neutral/Uncertain
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: *Corruption (general)
  • Range: International
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: n/a, Business
  • Page: Inside
  • Relevance: Tertiary Article

Interpellation against Minister Saavedra

  • Entry ID: [btavq]
  • Date: December 2, 2016
  • Country: Peru
  • Event Name: Interpellation against Minister Saavedra
  • Description:

    While Minister of Education Jaime Saavedra is praised at the Annual Conference of Entrepreneurs (CADE), Congress sets next Wednesday as day for his interpellation in connection to alleged irregularities in the purchase of computers in his sector.

  • Type: Corruption
  • Potential impact on popular perceptions: 6
  • Direction of impact: Unfavorable
  • Sphere: Public
  • Sub-type: Embezzlement
  • Range: National
  • Level: High level actors
  • Amount: Grand corruption
  • Legality: Criminal act
  • Actors involved in wrongdoing: Incumbent, Executive Branch
  • Page: Front
  • Relevance: Main Article