BNamericas provides a roundup of the most important infrastructure news in Latin America.
Peru detained former President Ollanta Humala days after Brazil sentenced former President Lula da Silva to prison, both on charges of bribe-taking from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.
Antamina and BCP underscored their status as the biggest investors in the Peruvian government's infrastructure tax swap program, investing millions in schools and roads as the country recovers from the El Niño flooding.
Authorities are looking for alternative locations to build the airport's second runway due to the unresolved land dispute over the original proposed construction site.
The investment will be made during the next three years under the so-called Nueva Era para una Vida Mejor program.
The public works ministry reaffirmed its expectation that construction work could begin within this year.
Total investment will be over US$56bn. Plan entails 44 contracts, of which 38 are in their tendering process, while the tender for the remaining six will be launched in the next few days.
The cement producer is controlled by embattled construction company Camargo Corrêa
Brazil's construction company is selling assets to pay debts and stay afloat while it is under the scrutiny of Lava Jato.
Contracts for the first four stations on the line had been awarded last week.