Peru

Peru's congress launches process for president's ouster

Lawmakers in Peru launched proceedings Friday to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who refuses to resign after being accused of failing to disclose decade-old payments from a Brazilian company embroiled in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal.

Congress voted overwhelmingly in favor of a motion to consider impeaching the former Wall Street banker for "permanent moral incapacity" after hours of debate that stretched into the night. Kuczynski will have a chance to defend himself on Thursday before lawmakers decide his fate.

The political turmoil rocking Peru is the latest fallout from the wide-reaching Odebrecht corruption scandal that has ensnared some of...

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