Odebrecht Lawsuit Overthrows Senior Government Officials in Peru

Under pressure from political crisis, President Martín Vizcarra appoints four new Ministers and replaces the Prosecutor in charge of the Lava Jato case.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The domino effect of the Odebrecht case this week affected top Peruvian government officials. All Ministers in President Martín Vizcarra's cabinet submitted their resignations on Thursday, following a political crisis that began Tuesday morning with the resignation of the Minister of Energy and Mines.

The controversy erupted a week ago when the Brazilian construction company brought an international lawsuit against the Peruvian state for the cancellation of a project to build a gas pipeline in the south of the country, which the government halted in 2017 for allegedly being tainted by corruption. Seven days . . .

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