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Ecuador’s jailed vice president to be stripped of office – Agence France-Presse

Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas was to constitutionally lose his title late Tuesday because he has been absent for more than three months — locked up in prison on a six-year sentence for corruption. Glas, 48, is the highest-ranking Latin American politician to be convicted and imprisoned for his role in a continent-wide scandal involving a Brazilian construction group, Odebrecht, which gave bribes to secure public works contracts. Read more>>

Ecuador’s Vice President Begins Legal Defense in Odebrecht Corruption Case - PanAm Post

Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas was to constitutionally lose his title late Tuesday because he has been absent for more than three months — locked up in prison on a six-year sentence for corruption. Glas, 48, is the highest-ranking Latin American politician to be convicted and imprisoned for his role in a continent-wide scandal involving a Brazilian construction group, Odebrecht, which gave bribes to secure public works contracts. Read more>>

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