LIMA, Peru | Peru’s chief prosecutor attempts to derail corruption probe

1Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

LIMA, Peru — Peru’s attorney general late Monday dismissed a team investigating the far-reaching Odebrecht corruption scandal, setting off street protests in cities across the country.

President Martin Vizcarra quickly denounced the move, saying it undercuts Peru’s drive to purge corruption.

“The head-on fight against corruption and impunity is a priority of this government,” Vizcarra said on Twitter.

Two of the five supreme prosecutors called the decision by Attorney General Pedro Chavarry “a death blow” to the anti-corruption fight and urged him to reverse it.

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