Peru's new Attorney General Zoraida Avalos
has affirmed she will support the work of the Public Ministry's Special Team in charge of the Odebrecht case, as well as the collaboration agreement signed with said company.
In this sense, Avalos recognized the importance of the collaboration agreement
and pointed out it should remain undisclosed.
"Peruvians deserve to know the truth through this accord," the Attorney General expressed in this sense.
"I will not get involved. The content of the agreement is classified," she concluded.
Removal and reinstatement
The removal of the top prosecutors investigating the case did harm the agreement and, therefore, the investigation.
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.