Peru Attorney General to Quit Amid Odebrecht Graft Investigation

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Peru Attorney General Pedro Chavarry said he would resign on Tuesday amid a mounting public outcry over his handling of the high-profile corruption investigation involving Brazilian builder Odebrecht.

Chavarry´s decision comes little more than a week after he dismissed two lead prosecutors from the inquiry, a move that prompted widespread scorn and a threat from President Martin Vizcarra to suspend him.

Chavarry denied accusations that he was trying to meddle in the investigation and later reinstated the two prosecutors, both admired in Peru as anti-corruption crusaders.

But the reversal was not enough to placate many Peruvians, who have continued to protest Chavarry´s leadership.

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