The candidates and controversy in Peru’s presidential election

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AN PERU VOTE

There seem to be no shortage of headlines alleging corruption and misconduct across Latin America, including major economies like Brazil and Argentina.

It may mean that the detection of corruption – through a free press and the application of the rule of law – is getting better. Nonetheless, the issue of corruption is never far from the news in the region.

Peru is another South American nation grappling with concerns of political misconduct. As its citizens vote for a new president, Correspondent Dan Collyns looks back on a campaign in which the issue of corruption has loomed large.

Some candidates running for Peru’s presidency have been disqualified.  It’s sparked confusion among voters in the Andean nation.  One candidate’s family legacy has made her a favored but controversial front runner.  

Check out Dan’s package on Peru’s presidential campaign here.

The candidates and controversy in Peru’s presidential election

The candidates and controversy in Peru’s presidential election

There seem to be no shortage of headlines alleging corruption and misconduct across Latin America, including major economies like Brazil and Argentina. It may mean that the detection of corruption - through a free press and the application of the rule of law - is getting better. Nonetheless, the issue of corruption is never far from the news in the region. Peru is another South American nation grappling with concerns of political misconduct. As its citizens vote for a new president, Correspondent Dan Collyns looks back on a campaign in which the issue of corruption has loomed large. Some candidates running for Peru's presidency have been disqualified. It's sparked confusion among voters in the Andean nation. One candidate's family legacy has made her a favored but controversial front runner. Check out Dan’s package on Peru’s presidential campaign here.