Congressmen got special allowance of more than S/.100,000


Yesterday was in the frontpage of all Peruvian newspapers, congressmen gave themselves an allowance above the S/. 100,000. Some congressmen as Anel Townsend (independant), Luis Alva Castro and Mauricio Mulder (APRA) disagreed with the payment of this allowance and want to give it to poor people and aid organizations.

Each congressman has a monthly salary of S/. 35,000 plus allowances, though the minimum salary is S/.420, an average policeman earns S/.600 as well as a teacher in a public school or a nurse; some retired people get S/.100.
The population is shocked by the misspend of money, though some congressmen of Peru Posible as Doris Sánchez, Enith Chuquival and Santos Jaimes think that they deserve this allowance and much more…



Originally from Denmark, Carsten returned to Peru in 2002 with his wife and eldest son. He started LivinginPeru.com in 2005, among other ventures in Peru. Before this, Carsten has worked in tourism, living in France, Sicily, and the U.S., and promoted bands like Metallica, Def Leppard and U2 for PolyGram Records (now Universal Music). Carsten loves pisco sours, Peru’s cuisine, and traveling with his family within Peru, a country that he believes is the land of opportunities.