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Odebrecht 'has disqualified itself from working in Peru': President Vizcarra

31 Dec 2018

Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra said on Monday that Odebrecht should not be able to continue working in Peru because the Brazilian construction company had "contaminated private activity" and admitted bribing public officials.

Peru president pivots to labor reform after anti-graft campaign

14 Dec 2018

LIMA The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, fresh off its success in passing anti-graft proposals, is working on a less popular objective: relaxing the country's labor laws.

Peruvians back anti-corruption reforms in referendum - exit poll

10 Dec 2018

Lima Peruvians showed strong support in a referendum on Sunday for political and judicial reforms introduced by the new President Martin Vizcarra to target corruption in one of Latin America's most promising economies, according to an exit poll.

Exclusive: Odebrecht Peru agrees to plea deal with Peruvian authorities over bribery scandal - sources

08 Dec 2018

Brazilian builder Odebrecht’s Peruvian unit has signed a deal with Peruvian authorities to pay a multimillion dollar fine that will allow it to continue operating in the country in return for providing evidence about officials it bribed, three sources related to the matter told Reuters on Saturday.

Odebrecht Peru close to plea bargain to protect it from liquidation -source

04 Dec 2018

LIMA, Dec 4 Brazilian builder Odebrecht's Peruvian unit is close to signing a plea bargain with authorities that would protect it from liquidation in exchange for information on officials it says it bribed, a source with knowledge of the talks said.

Uruguay rejects former Peru president's asylum request

03 Dec 2018

LIMA Uruguay on Monday rejected a request for asylum from former Peruvian President Alan Garcia, who is currently under investigation in his home country on allegations of bribery tied to the sweeping Odebrecht corruption scandal.

Peru says Uruguay rejected Peruvian ex-president's asylum request

03 Dec 2018

LIMA, Dec 3 Uruguay has rejected a request for asylum from former Peruvian President Alan Garcia, who is currently under investigation in his home country on allegations of corruption, Peruvian Foreign Minister Néstor Popolizo said on Monday.

Frontera Energy oil operations in Peru threatened by pipe rupture

30 Nov 2018

LIMA, Nov 30 Canada's Frontera Energy Corp could be forced to halt operations in Peru's largest oil block if a key pipeline ruptured amid indigenous protests is not promptly repaired, state oil company Petroperu said on Friday.

UPDATE 2-Odebrecht to sell Peru hydroelectric plant to Chinese consortium

30 Nov 2018

LIMA, Nov 29 A state-owned Chinese consortium has struck a deal to buy Peru's Chaglla hydroelectric plant from scandal-plagued Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA for at least $618 million, Peru's Justice Ministry said on Thursday.

Peru nearing plea deal with Odebrecht on corruption probe -prosecutor

26 Nov 2018

LIMA, Nov 26 Brazilian construction company Odebrecht is close to reaching a final settlement with Peruvian prosecutors over their investigation into bribes paid by Odebrecht for public works contracts in Peru, a prosecutor said on Monday.

World News

As shutdown lingers, Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of Union address

With the U.S. government shutdown dragging into its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address - a move that could deny the president the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.