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In Peru, Congress’ Move Against Immunity Isn’t What It Seems

July 20, 2020

LIMA — Rarely in Peru’s dissonant politics has a measure attracted such bipartisan support as the recent push to scrap parliamentary immunity Ahead of January’s special legislative election, almost all political groups, with the notable exception of the severely depleted Fujimoristas, promised to either eliminate or curb the privilege Polls showed nearly 80% support for abolishing it Originally intended to shield lawmakers from politically motivated criminal prosecutions, parliamentary immunity has instead become synonymous with congressional corruption Time and again,...

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