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Peruvian court confirms ex-president Vizcarra, facing charges, can remain at liberty

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra will remain at liberty while under investigation on charges that he received bribes when he was governor of the Moquegua region (between 2011 and 2014).

The First Court of Appeals Specialized in Corruption of Public Officials rejected an appeal by the prosecution of a lower court decision made on March 18 by Judge Maria de los Ángeles Álvarez.

The court confirmed that Vizcarra will continue to appear in court with restrictions and will not be remanded in custody for 18 months, as requested by the prosecutor's office; however, the court . . .

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