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Peru: Whether an official with the Corporación Peruana de Aeropuertos y Aviación Comercial S.A. (CORPAC) in charge of security at Lima's international airport was involved in corruption, drug trafficking or activities of the Shining Path

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 19 August 2002
Citation / Document Symbol PER39763.E
Reference 7
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Peru: Whether an official with the Corporación Peruana de Aeropuertos y Aviación Comercial S.A. (CORPAC) in charge of security at Lima's international airport was involved in corruption, drug trafficking or activities of the Shining Path, 19 August 2002, PER39763.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3f7d4df57.html [accessed 22 August 2014]
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No mention of the CORPAC official named in the Information Request could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate. However, the following information may be of interest.

A May 2002 article reported that the congressional oversight commission (Comisión de Fiscalización) had approved the final report of an investigative sub-commission on irregularities committed by CORPAC in 1999-2000, which included a series of acts of corruption implicating directors, managers and other officials (Gestión 30 May 2002). The sub-commission specified that it investigated and identified only some of the persons responsible for administrative and criminal offences (ibid.).

On 13 March 2002, the Peruvian Association for Human Rights (Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos, APRODEH) reported that a lawyer had produced proof of the involvement of Alberto Fujimori, Vladimiro Montesinos and various former officials of CORPAC in arms trafficking between 1999 and 2000 in order to demonstrate his two clients' innocence.

In early March 2002, workers of the Aeroperú airline filed a complaint with the public attorney (Ministerio Público) against the former president of the Constitutional Court, Francisco Acosta Sánchez, and the former president of CORPAC, Dante Matellini, accusing them of fraud, extortion and abuse of trust (CPN 5 Mar. 2002). The plaintiffs also held Acosta and Matellini responsible for the bankruptcy and the unsuccessful reinstatement of Aeroperú (ibid.).

On 9 January 2002, APRODEH reported that a parliamentary sub-commission which was investigating CORPAC had concluded that a number of acts of corruption had been committed by officials of the corporation over the last 10 years.

An earlier article stated that a complaint made in 1995 regarding irregularities in the management of CORPAC led to the publication of a report by the Comptroller (Contraloría) which identified 46 officials of CORPAC, including Matellini, who were reportedly criminally liable for having committed extortion (Caretas 2 July 1998). However, the article indicated that no penalty had been handed down to any of those named in the report (ibid.).

No reports of CORPAC officials being involved in drug trafficking or activities of the Shining Path could be found among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

References

Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH), Lima. 13 March 2002. "Derechos humanos." [Accessed 16 Aug. 2002]

_____. 9 January 2002. "Derechos humanos." [Accessed 13 Aug. 2002]

Cadena Peruana de Noticias (CPN), Lima. 5 March 2002. "Trabajadores acusan a ex presidentes de Corpac y del TC por quiebra de Aeroperú." [Accessed 16 Aug. 2002]

Caretas [Lima]. 2 July 1998. "Con buena estrella." [Accessed 13 Aug. 2002]

Gestión [Lima]. 30 May 2002. "Informe sobre irregularidades en Corpac." [Accessed 13 Aug. 2002]

Additional Sources Consulted

IRB Databases

LEXIS/NEXIS

Internet sites including:

Agencia Perú [Lima]

Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH) [Lima]

Cadena Peruana de Noticias (CPN) [Lima]

Caretas [Lima]

El Comercio [Lima]

Corporación Peruana de Aeropuertos y Aviación Comercial (CORPAC)

Gestión [Lima]

Peru.com

La República [Lima]

Terra.com.pe

World News Connection (WNC)

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