A lacktuster congress that seeks to favor and protect corruption in Peru

In Peru, the Peruvian Congress is at the center of public attention due to its actions that appear to favor corruption rather than fight it. Today we will explore the latest news and developments related to the performance of the Peruvian Congress and its alleged protection of those accused of corruption.

We will also analyze the criticisms and demands of different organizations and social movements seeking true accountability and justice in the country.

Congress of the Republic and the Dismissal of the National Justice Board

Recently, the Congress of the Republic made the decision to schedule a request to dismiss the full National Board of Justice, without allowing a previous investigation or a proper debate.

This action has generated concern and criticism from the National Coordinator of Human Rights, which demands Congress to allow justice to do its job and stop supporting those accused of corruption.

The Coordinator denounces that this measure of the Congress seeks to protect the ex-prosecutor Patricia Benavides, who has been accused of belonging to a criminal association. Furthermore, it considers that the Congress is legislating against democracy and in favor of corruption, leading the country towards an authoritarian path.

Role of Congress in the Fight against Corruption

Lack of forceful action by Congress in the fight against corruption has generated great indignation in Peruvian society.

Not only has there been a lack of political will to investigate and punish those responsible for corrupt acts, but decisions have also been made that could weaken effective collaboration procedures and modify the law on the extinction of ownership, which allows the seizure of assets of those accused of corruption.

These actions by Congress have been widely criticized by different sectors of civil society and social movements, who demand true accountability and justice to fight corruption in the country.

The lack of transparency and the apparent protection of those accused of corruption only undermine citizens’ trust in institutions and hinder efforts to build a fairer and more transparent country.

Scandalous “Christmas Bonus” of Congress

In the midst of the economic recession and widespread dissatisfaction with the performance of the Congress, the agreement of the Board of Directors to spend more than S/6.5 million in electronic cards as a “Christmas bonus” for the workers and the 130 parliamentarians has been revealed.

In spite of the difficult economic situation the country is going through, each legislator will receive an additional benefit of S/1,700, which adds up to more than S/43,000 from the State for each one of them in December.

This decision has generated great indignation in Peruvian society, which sees how its representatives in Congress benefit excessively while the country is facing economic and social difficulties.

The Board of Directors, made up of representatives of different political parties, has been harshly criticized for this action, which seems far removed from the real concerns and needs of the population.

Conclusions and Demands of Civil Society

The lack of forceful action by the Congress of the Republic in the fight against corruption and the decisions that seem to protect those accused of corruption have generated a deep distrust in the institutions and a strong uneasiness in Peruvian society. Different organizations and social movements have raised their voices demanding true accountability and justice to fight corruption in the country.

National Human Rights Coordinator and other civil society groups are demanding that Congress stop supporting those accused of corruption and allow justice to do its job in an independent and transparent manner.

In addition, they ask that the mechanisms for effective collaboration be strengthened and that the law on the extinction of ownership be maintained in order to seize the assets of those responsible for corrupt acts.

It is essential that the Congress of the Republic listen to these demands and act in a responsible and transparent manner to regain the trust of citizens and strengthen the rule of law in the country. Only through true accountability and justice will it be possible to build a more just, transparent and corruption-free Peru.