Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Peru ex-president, Alejandro Toledo arrested in US

Peru's former President Alejandro Toledo has been arrested in the US. His arrest was in connection with an extradition request issued in March last year.

Mr Toledo is accused of taking $20m in bribes from the Brazilian construction company, Odebrecht, during his time in office between 2001 and 2006.

He denies all the charges and says they are politically motivated.