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Peru's Kuczynski loses support of inner circle: sources


LIMA Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has lost support of senior officials in his government after Brazil's Odebrecht said it had transferred $4.8 million to companies linked to him, two government sources said on Thursday, and the opposition called for him to resign.

Odebrecht paid firms linked to Peru's Kuczynski $4.8 million: document

LIMA Brazilian builder Odebrecht transferred $4.8 million to companies linked to Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski between 2004 and 2012, some of which was paid to a company Kuczynski controlled when he held senior government roles, according to a document the company sent to Congress.

World, Brazil Dec 13 2017

Peru prosecutor probing alleged abuse seeks to jail Catholic society founder

LIMA A public prosecutor in Peru is seeking the pre-trial detention of Luis Figari, founder of an elite Catholic society who is accused of sexually and physically abusing children and former members of the group, the attorney for the victims of the alleged abuse told Reuters on Wednesday.

Dec 13 2017

Peru's Kuczynski acknowledges having advised Odebrecht project

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski acknowledged that he worked as a financial adviser for an irrigation project owned by the Brazilian builder Odebrecht [ODBES.UL] on Saturday, contradicting his previous denials of having any links to the company.

World, Brazil Dec 09 2017

Displaced by mining, Peru villagers spurn shiny new town

NUEVA FUERABAMBA, Peru This remote town in Peru's southern Andes was supposed to serve as a model for how companies can help communities uprooted by mining. | Video

Peru's Kuczynski says graft probe went too far with latest raid

LIMA Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Thursday that authorities leading an expanding graft investigation into Brazilian builder Odebrecht had gone too far by raiding the offices of the rightwing opposition party that rules Congress.

World, Brazil Dec 07 2017

Construction executives detained in Peru in graft probe

LIMA Four former and current executives of Peruvian construction companies were detained pending trial on Monday, accused of colluding with Brazilian builder Odebrecht [ODBES.UL] to bribe a former president.

World, Brazil Dec 04 2017

Peru's business community sours on Kuczynski: survey

PARACAS, Peru Support from business leaders for Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has plummeted, a survey showed, as he spars with an opposition-controlled Congress and struggles to revive economic growth.

Dec 02 2017

Peru prosecutors say ex-president Toledo bribed by Brazil's Camargo

LIMA The Peruvian attorney general's office accused former president Alejandro Toledo on Friday of taking bribes from Brazilian construction firm Camargo Correa SA [PMORRC.UL] in exchange for a lucrative highway contract during his 2001-2006 term.

World, Brazil Nov 24 2017

Peru's prime minister skeptical about bill to expand anti-graft rules

LIMA The government of Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will likely object to a bill passed by Congress that aims to expand new anti-graft restrictions to Grana y Montero and other local partners of Brazilian builder Odebrecht [ODBES.UL], the prime minister said Thursday.

Nov 23 2017