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Weekly Report - 06 December 2018 (WR-18-48)

COLOMBIA: Odebrecht probe raises questions

Colombia’s President Iván Duque has presented the supreme court (CSJ) with a shortlist of candidates for the role of ad hoc prosecutor in the investigations into the government corruption scandal centred around the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. The appointment of an ad hoc prosecutor is meant to provide assurances that the investigations will be exhaustive and transparent after Colombia’s attorney general himself was implicated in the scandal [WR-18-46]. But detractors have questioned the impartiality of some of the proposed names on the shortlist.

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