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Even Colombian rebels were bribed, says Odebrecht

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Brazilian engineering firm Odebrecht did not only illegally finance Colombian presidential campaigns, state officials and congressmen, its CEO admitted to also paying illegal armed groups.

In an interview with Brazilian television network Globo, Marcelo Odebrecht said that his company paid illegal armed groups not just in Colombia, but also in Brazil, Iraq and Peru.

“You don’t get to act in a country where there’s a guerrilla group or in the favelas of Rio [de Janeiro] without paying those militias,” Odebrecht told Globo.

Source: Colombia Reports