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The United States recognizes the former President of Peru, Toledo

The United States agreed to that, according to a tweet from the South American country’s attorney general. The Office of International Judicial Cooperation coordinates the prospective implementation of extradition with national and international authorities.

Since 2018, the Andean country has been demanding the extradition of the 76-year-old, who ruled Peru from 2001 to 2006. The Peruvian judiciary accuses Alejandro Toledo of accepting a bribe of up to $20 million from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to build Interoceanica – The road connecting South America over thousands of kilometers between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Toledo, who ruled Peru from 2001 to 2006, denies the allegations.

The Peruvian has been in California since 2017. He fled to the United States after being charged in Peru.

widespread affair…

According to investigations by judicial authorities in several countries, Odebrecht has for years bribed politicians and officials in several Latin American countries in order to obtain lucrative public construction contracts. A total of $785 million in bribes is said to have flown in. Several of Odebrecht’s managers have highlighted the extent of the scandal through statements.

Because of its booming economy, Peru has been hit hard. Four former presidents have been investigated for corruption in the country, along with Toledo Ollanta Humala (2011-2016) and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2016-2018). Alan Garcia (1985-1990 and 2006-2011) shot himself during his arrest.