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Peru’s leader and his wife investigated for allegedly plagiarizing master’s thesis

TV station finds 54% of document was apparently copied but Pedro Castillo calls accusations ‘malicious’

Peruvian prosecutors are investigating President Pedro Castillo and his wife for alleged plagiarism after a local television station said an investigation showed the couple may have copied more than half the master’s thesis they co-authored.

Panamericana television’s Panorama program used a transparency request to obtain the text of the 121-page thesis and submitted it to the plagiarism detection service Turnitin. Panorama said the couple appeared to have plagiarized 54% of it from other authors.

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