Colombia's Santos apologises for illegal campaign funds

The Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht has admitted paying millions of dollars in bribes in a dozen countries.

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    The Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht has admitted paying millions of dollars in bribes in a dozen countries.

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has expressed regret after acknowledging that his re-election campaign received illegal funding. But he denies any involvement.

    The scandal has forced one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the country to be halted.

    Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports Barranquilla.


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