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Peru

December 7, 2016

Congress member Bruce & private police protection

Congress member Carlos Bruce (Peruanos por el Kambio party) formally requested police protection for the opening night of his new restaurant, "La Trastienda".

 

Peru

December 7, 2016

Office of the Procurator General

Congressional Commission of Constitution approved proposal submitted by Fuerza Popular party to have Congress elect the head of the new Office of the Procurator General. Candidates would be proposed by the Executive branch, the Office of the Comptroller General, the Office of the Ombudsman, and the Council of Magistrates of the Nation. Legislative proposal is criticized by opposition members.

 

Peru

December 7, 2016

Burga & corruption at the Peruvian Football Federation

Former president of the Peruvian Football Federation, Manuel Burga, was released on bail in New York. Burga faces charges of bribery and fraud in relation to the management of broadcasting rights.

 

Peru

December 7, 2016

Interpellation against Minister Saavedra

Today is the Interpellation against Minister Saavedra for the allegedly irregular procurement of computers in the Ministry of Education.

 

Peru

December 6, 2016

Odebrecht

As Odebrecht plea bargain has just been concluded, there is much interest in knowing what it reveals about the involvement of the Humala administration in acts of corruption with the Brazilian group.

 

Peru

December 6, 2016

Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands

President of the Congressional Commission of Ethics, Segundo Tapia (Fuerza Popular party), faces criticisms for not wanting to take initiative and open investigations against fellow congressmen and partisans, among whom is Lucio Ávila.

 

Peru

December 6, 2016

1500 cases unpunished

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.

 

Peru

December 6, 2016

Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands

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.

 

Peru

December 6, 2016

Lima's road bypasses

Office of the Comptroller General will present the results of its review of Lima's road bypasses by the end of January. Comptroller Édgar Alarcón expressed his concerns about possible irregularities committed by the Municipality of Lima.

 

Peru

December 6, 2016

Presidential anti-corruption commission

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.

 

Peru

December 5, 2016

Castañeda & Río Verde project

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.

 

Peru

December 5, 2016

Congress member Ávila & National University of the Highlands

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.

 

Peru

December 5, 2016

Presidential Adviser Moreno & SIS

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.

 

Peru

December 5, 2016

Minister Saavedra's wife

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).

 

Peru

December 5, 2016

Interpellation against Minister Saavedra

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.

 

Peru

December 4, 2016

Odebrecht

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.

 

Peru

December 4, 2016

Assassination of prosecutor Caro

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".

 

Peru

December 4, 2016

Briceño Herrera & fuel theft

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.

 

Peru

December 4, 2016

Bernales Commission

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.

 

Peru

December 4, 2016

Nadine's cronies

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

 

Peru

December 4, 2016

Nadine Heredia & usurpation of authority

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.

 

Peru

December 4, 2016

Interpellation against Minister Saavedra

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.

 

Peru

December 4, 2016

Burga & corruption at the Peruvian Football Federation

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

 

Peru

December 4, 2016

South Gas Pipeline

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.

 

Peru

December 3, 2016

Lima Metro - Line 2

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.