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Peru Divide and Bribe: A Good Example of Inadequate Reforms, State Capture and Corruption

In a recent opinion poll almost half those asked said they believed that if Luis Castañeda was elected as Lima’s mayor he would “steal but would do public works”. In Peru’s regional and local elections on October 5th Mr Castañeda, who denies that he is corrupt, duly won the post. Many limeños remember that, in the job in 2003-10, he built municipal hospitals in poorer areas and concrete stairways in shantytowns.