Martín Vizcarra tries to reboot stalled measures as fight against corruption dominates South American politics

Peru’s president has launched a high-stakes gamble to push through stalled anti-corruption measures, challenging the opposition-dominated congress to back the reform or face fresh elections.

Martín Vizcarra invoked a constitutional procedure which could allow him to dissolve the chamber and call new legislative elections if its members fail to deliver a vote of confidence in his cabinet on Wednesday.

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