Colombia

Santos campaign investigated for illegal Odebrecht funding in Colombia’s 2010 elections

Colombia’s electoral authority CNE announced on Thursday it had opened a formal investigated into illegal funding of President Juan Manuel Santos‘ 2010 election campaign by Brazilian engineering firm Odebrecht.

The investigation was announced after Santos’ former campaign manager Roberto Prieto openly admitted to receiving money from Odebrecht and investing it in promotion material.

“The National Electoral Council ordered to follow up on complaints filed on alleged irregularities in the financing of the…

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