LIMA, Peru | Peru’s president weighs response to shaken corruption case

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LIMA, Peru —Jan 01, 2019— President Martin Vizcarra rushed back to Peru from a foreign trip Tuesday to grapple with the attorney general’s move to dismantle a team investigating the sweeping Odebrecht corruption case.

With hours left in the old year, Attorney General Pedro Chavarry removed two prosecutors leading the probe into high-ranking officials suspected of taking bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

His announcement set off street protests in the capital and other cities in Peru, and Vizcarra denounced the action from Brazil, where he had gone to attend the New Year’s Day inauguration of President Jair Bolsonaro.

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