Peru’s president evades impeachment over Odebrecht scandal

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Lawmakers celebrate after voting against impeaching Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in Lima, Peru, Thursday. Kuczynski survived an impeachment effort by opposition lawmakers trying to oust him over ties to Odebrecht.

LIMA, Peru — President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski survived an impeachment vote in congress late Thursday, thwarting an attempt by opposition lawmakers to oust him over ties to the Brazilian construction giant implicated in the region’s biggest corruption scandal.