LatinNews Daily - 27 February 2023

US grants extradition of Peru’s Toledo

Peru: On 22 February, Peru’s attorney general’s office announced that it had been informed that the US State Department had granted the extradition of Peru’s former president Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006) for the crimes of collusion and money laundering. Peru’s state news agency Andina reports that the attorney general’s department for international judicial cooperation and extraditions has been coordinating with national and foreign authorities for the upcoming execution of his extradition. It adds that Toledo is being investigated in Peru for having allegedly received a bribe worth nearly US$32m from Brazil’s construction giant Odebrecht to favour it in the bidding for the Interoceanic Highway while he was president. Toledo fled Peru in February 2017 where a Peruvian judge ordered 18-month preventive detention for him and his international capture in relation to the case. He was arrested in the US in 2019.

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