Lawmakers Launch Impeachment Proceedings Against President Martín Vizcarra

HeadlineSep 14, 2020

In Peru, lawmakers have opened impeachment proceedings against President Martín Vizcarra, who is accused of trying to obstruct an investigation into the allocation of government contracts to a relatively unknown singer. Lawmakers say President Vizcarra may have intervened to award the singer the contracts for motivational talks. This comes as Peru is grappling with a major economic crisis and one of the world’s worst COVID-19 outbreaks, ranking fifth in confirmed cases despite a population of just 32 million.

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