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    Ex-Prosecutor Claims Evidence of Maduro Corruption

    She hasn’t gone quietly. Venezuela’s dismissed chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega says she has evidence implicating President Nicolas Maduro and other top officials in a corruption scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht — known to have paid some $788 million in bribes across Latin America between 2001 and 2016. Ortega spoke out Wednesday from Brazil, having already fled to Colombia by boat last week. Meanwhile, Venezuela’s seeking an international arrest warrant for Ortega and her husband, something she claims is a government ploy associated with the president’s attempts to cover his tracks.

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