Alfonso W. Quiroz


On his book Corrupt Circles: A History of Unbound Graft in Peru

Cover Interview of June 14, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“On costs and consequences of 250 years of systemic corruption in Peru.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Each new cycle of corruption brings new means and schemes imbedded in technological and organizational changes.”

On the second:

“The stiff punishment applied by Peruvian courts to those who led the most recent frenzy of corruption in the 1990s is an auspicious start that could be, however, easily reverted.”