Peru’s new top prosecutor criticizes president’s bill after taking office

FILE PHOTO: People holding signs that read, "Chavarry go", referring to Peru Attorney General Pedro Chavarry, march to support Peru's President Martin Vizcarra's motion to the Congress to declare the public prosecutor's office in a state of emergency, in Lima, Peru January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo/File Photo

LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s new Attorney General Zoraida Avalos on Tuesday criticized legislation proposed by President Martin Vizcarra to revamp the prosecutors office, warning it would violate the institution’s constitutionally-protected autonomy. Avalos said she would send Congress her own bill to shore up trust in the prosecutors’ office following a public outcry over her predecessor’s […]

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