The future of U.S.-Latin American relations, measures against corruption, and the Venezuelan crisis will be priorities at the Summit of the Americas to be held on April 13-14 in Peru’s capital Lima.
The tide against corruption in Latin America reached a peak earlier in April when Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was forced to turn himself in to serve a 12-year sentence for profiting from corruption schemes.
Before that in late March, Peru’s then President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned ahead of an impeachment vote in parliament prompted by his alleged bribe taking.
Latin American countries need to strengthen their institutional leadership in fighting corruption, said Peruvian sociologist Ruben Ticona, a professor at the National University of San Marcos.
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