The "Vaccinagate" case refers to secret immunizations of high officials and their relatives, who were not part of Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 clinical trials conducted by the Cayetano Heredia University.
In Vizcarra's case, the indictment alleged that he lied in assuring that he volunteered for the clinical trial, thus committing constitutional infractions when he was the country's highest-ranking official in service.
Last year, Vizcarra also faced two impeachment trials. The first one was related to influence peddling for illegal hirings at the Culture and the other one was connected to bribery when he was Moquegua region's governor. Precisely, Congress passed his disqualification due to the latest case.
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