Peru Orders Arrest of Former President Amid Bribe Charges
A former president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, is subject to a global manhunt after a court issued an international arrest warrant, following allegations he took bribes.
A former president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, is at the centre of a global manhunt, after a court issued an international warrant for his arrest following allegations he took $20m in bribes from Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction firm. The Peruvian authorities have offered a reward worth $30,000 for information leading to his capture. Mr Toledo has denied any wrongdoing. We hear how the scandal has spread across the region with several people mired in it, such as close associates of a former president of Brazil and the current president of Colombia. We have analysis from Andrea Zarate, a journalist in Lima and Geovanny Vicente Romero, a political analyst with TeleSur.
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(Picture: Police in Lima raid the apartment of former president Alejandro Toledo. Getty Images.)