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An ICIJ Investigation

Bribery Division

A new investigation uses leaked files from inside a special unit of Brazilian firm Odebrecht to expose new details of prominent figures and massive public works projects embroiled in Latin America’s biggest cash-for-contracts scandal.

  • New leak reveals hundreds of millions of dollars in secret payments by an Odebrecht division created primarily to manage the company’s bribes
  • More than $39 million in hidden payments linked to the massive Punta Catalina coal power plant in the Dominican Republic, despite two official investigations finding no irregularities
  • More than $3 million in hidden payments linked to the Gasoducto Sur pipeline in Peru, including payments to a company owned by the Vice-Governor of the region of Callao
  • Hidden payments connected to other major infrastructure projects including the subway systems in Quito, Ecuador; Panama City, Panama; and Caracas, Venezuela
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