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Weekly Report - 04 July 2019 (WR-19-26)

PERU: Odebrecht investigations continue to expand

Lawyers representing Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht arrived in Peru this week to hand local prosecutors the first batch of documents detailing the bribes that the firm paid to Peruvian government officials in exchange for state contracts as well as of the irregular electoral campaign contributions made to national politicians. The delivery of this evidence is seen as a major turning point in the Odebrecht corruption probe in Peru, which has implicated political figures from across the spectrum. But new allegations are emerging suggesting that the network of corruption centred around Odebrecht in Peru is even wider than currently suspected.

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