LIMA, Peru  | Peru’s attorney general reverses course on corruption probe

2Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

LIMA, Peru  —Jan 02, 2019— Peru’s attorney general has reversed his dismissal of the lead investigators in a sweeping corruption probe, retreating after drawing a public outcry and a bid by the president to remove him from office.

Attorney General Pedro Chavarry’s announcement Wednesday came just two days after the prosecutors’ removal sparked street protests across Peru.

Chavarry had removed two prosecutors leading a probe into whether several former presidents accepted money from the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

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