giovedì 22 giugno 2017

'Rampant corruption' scandalises Peru's Cardinal Cirpriani
The Tablet
The Archbishop of Lima, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani, has attacked the influence of money in Peruvian politics, saying that “corruption is the negation of God.” He was speaking in reponse to the Odebrecht financial scandal that has spread through a dozen Latin American countries, including Peru. Executives in the company have admitted paying hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to politicians to receive government con tracts. In Peru alone, Odebrect is reported to have paid $25 million in bribes between 2005 and 2014, which led to $143 million dollars in income for the company. Delays and disruptions in construction projects since the corruption ring was exposed have caused the Government to lower its projected growth rate for 2017. (...)