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Odebrecht settlement spurs bribery inquiries across Latin America

Politicians and investigators across Latin America demanded more information from Brazil-based construction company Odebrecht on Thursday after it admitted to a decade of immense bribe payments in the region.

In agreeing on Wednesday to pay at least $3.5 billion to Brazilian, U.S. and Swiss prosecutors, the largest penalty ever in a foreign bribery case, Odebrecht admitted to paying officials to help secure lucrative construction contracts in 12 countries, potentially opening itself up to new prosecution.

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