Lecture on fraud, corruption, and money laundering in Trujillo, Perú.

Eric Schwantler
December 8, 2016

On 29 October 2016, Rod Cunningham (Startware Global Associate) completed a three-day lecture on fraud, corruption, and money laundering in Trujillo, Perú. The audience included members of the judiciary, attorney general, comptroller general, ombudsman, United Nations, DEVIDA, municipalities, national police, regional government, immigration, education, health, lawyers, university professors, law students and social organizations.

The lecture was hosted by the Joint Human Security Programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Decentralized Office of Judicial Control (ODECMA), the Poder Judicial del Perú, and the National Commission for Development and Life without Drugs (DEVIDA).

The work being done in Trujillo by the United Nations Joint Program for Human Security highlights how much corruption impacts the lives of the city’s citizens, many of whom are affected by extortion and violence on a daily basis.

The real social justice issue is that criminals depend on Trujillanos’ fear of reprisal for themselves, their family and friends. Many Trujillanos do not want to live in fear anymore, and Rod’s lecture included a proposal for a route to creating cultural change and introducing Fraudsec as a method to empower people in the region to communicate information about crime anonymously – and without fear.

Rod Cunningham is a Startware Global Associate based in Peru who is part of a global network of Associates representing Whispli. Please visit Rod’s blog page for more information on corruption in Perú.