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Top Prosecutor’s Castillo Investigation Sparks New Peru Upheaval

  • Prosecutor accuses head of state of corruption offenses
  • Complaint triggers dispute over presidential immunity rules
Pedro Castillo

Pedro Castillo

Photographer: Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg
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Peru’s top prosecutor filed a complaint in congress against President Pedro Castillo for alleged corruption offenses, unleashing another bout of political turbulence in the Andean nation. 

The move potentially gives a boost to the opposition’s bid to oust Castillo, and also sparked controversy over the legality of investigating a sitting president.