March 27, 2019 |
Martín Vizcarra was catapulted to Peru’s presidency in 2018 following Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s resignation amid the sprawling Odebrecht graft scandal. A largely unknown former governor of Peru’s second smallest state, Vizcarra was serving as vice president and ambassador to Canada when Kuczynski abruptly announced he was stepping down.
In his first year in office, Vizcarra led a drive to reform the country’s political and judicial systems and made fighting corruption his government’s banner issue. The political change has had a positive ripple effect through Peru’s economy. Foreign direct investment increased in 2018 and business confidence also rose.
LatinFinance sat down with President Vi
Peruvian president has made the fight against corruption the centerpiece of his administration