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Peru's chief prosecutor attempts to derail corruption probe

Jan 01, 2019 - Associated Press

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Peru's attorney general late Monday dismissed a team investigating the far-reaching Odebrecht corruption scandal, setting off street protests in cities across the country.

President Martin Vizcarra quickly denounced the move, saying it undercuts Peru's drive to purge corruption.

"The head-on fight against corruption and impunity is a priority of this government," Vizcarra said on Twitter.

Two of the five supreme prosecutors called the decision by Attorney Gene...