7 Latin American nations request info on Brazil graft probe
SAO PAULO — Seven Latin American countries are asking Brazil to share information on the dozens of plea bargains made by executives of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.
Odebrecht was one of the companies at the center of a kickback scheme involving state oil company Petrobras.
The head of international cooperation at the attorney general’s office tells The Associated Press that Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic have made 19 requests related to the case so far. Vladimir Aras spoke on Thursday.
Revelations from the Odebrecht plea bargain deals have rocked Brazilian politics in recent weeks. Hundreds of hours of video testimony has implicated President Michel Temer and hundreds of other politicians in corruption and illegal campaign financing accusations.