LIMA, Peru | Peru’s president accuses AG of damaging big corruption probe

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LIMA, Peru — Jan 01, 2019— President Martin Vizcarra rushed back to Peru from a foreign trip Tuesday to confront the attorney general’s dismissal of a team investigating the sweeping Odebrecht corruption case, saying he would urge congress to declare the top prosecutor’s office in a state of emergency.

Addressing the nation on New Year’s Day after a night of protests over the dismissals, Vizcarra said Attorney General Pedro Chavarry’s actions jeopardize key investigations into allegations of bribery involving some of the country’s highest-ranking politicians, including several former presidents.

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