Peru's president and wife allegedly plagiarized master's thesis, reports report


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Segundo programa de TV, Pedro Castillo e a primeira-dama Lilia Paredes teriam plagiado 54% da tese que apresentaram juntos para obterem o título de mestres em psicologia da educação

According to TV show, Pedro Castillo and First Lady Lilia Paredes would have plagiarized 20% of the thesis they presented together to obtain the title of Masters in Educational Psychology | Photo: EFE/Elvis González

According to newspaper information El Tiempo, on Sunday (1st), the TV program Panorama, from the Panamericana broadcaster, denounced that Castillo and his wife, First Lady Lilia Paredes, would have plagiarized % of the thesis they presented together for obtain the title of Masters in Educational Psychology at the César Vallejo University.

The research was submitted to the Turnitin plagiarism detection software, which identified that a large part of the thesis was copied from Peruvian and foreign authors s to quote them.

In addition, the Panorama report indicated that Castillo and his wife would have committed academic fraud by validating short courses and questionnaires for the research.

Of the three professionals who would have given the approval for the use of these research instruments , two do not appear in the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status of Peru (Reniec). The third was located and told the TV show that he was part of the panel that evaluated the work of Castillo and Paredes.

This Monday (2), the Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Roberto Sánchez, said that it is very “reckless” accuse someone of plagiarism based solely on Turnitin. “Let the university decide on that”, he said.

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