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Peruvians in Spain demonstrate against Attorney General Chavarry

Photo: Angel Rodriguez

Photo: Angel Rodriguez

17:10 | Madrid (Spain), Jan. 3.

A group of Peruvian citizens —who currently reside in Spain— gathered at La Puerta del Sol Square in Madrid on Wednesday to demand the resignation of Attorney General Pedro Chavarry in the South American country.

The protestors also expressed their support for Lava Jato Case Prosecutors Jose Domingo Perez and Rafael Vela

In this sense, hundreds of demonstrators arrived at the square carrying signs showing rejection towards Chavarry

It should be noted a national march will take place in Lima and diverse regions of the Inca country to defend justice and democracy, as well as to protest against corruption, due to a crisis existing within the Public Ministry caused by Chavarry. 


Removal and reinstatement




Lava Jato Case Special Prosecution Group Coordinator Vela had previously affirmed there was hostility against the Odebrecht investigation prosecutors. Reports suggested the existence of friction between his team and the Attorney General.

In Peru, the Attorney General is not designated or confirmed by the President of the Republic. In fact, President Vizcarra had expressed his full support to the continuation of Prosecutors Vela and Perez in the case.

Odebrecht

As is known, the Brazilian construction giant admitted to having paid millions in bribes to government officials in Peru, in order to secure public-works contracts.

As a result, Odebrecht benefited from over US$143 million between 2005 and 2014 in Peru, according to the U.S. Justice Department. 

In addition, four ex-Presidents have been linked to the Brazilian company such as: Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006), Alan Garcia (2006-2011), Ollanta Humala (2011-2016), and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2016-2018)

Former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori —currently under preventive detention— also allegedly received money from Odebrecht for her 2011 campaign.

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Published: 1/3/2019
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