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Peru's president weighs response to shaken corruption case

Jan 01, 2019 - Associated Press

LIMA, Peru (AP) - 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 citie...