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To Deal or Not to Deal, That Is the Question for Prosecutors in Latin America

April 29, 2019

LIMA, Peru — When former president Alan García committed suicide this month, the global headlines focused on the personal tragedy of a brilliant but controversial politician cornered by a new generation of anti-corruption prosecutors whose independence and determination he apparently failed to anticipate when in office.

But the shocking turn of events also highlighted Peru’s status as the jurisdiction outside of Brazil where investigations into the Odebrecht corruption mega-scandal are most advanced, with numerous political heavyweights in serious legal jeopardy and many already in...

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