Peru’s ex-president kills himself to avoid arrest

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Peru‘s former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head on April 17 to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, taking his own life, in the most dramatic…

  • LIMA- Reuters
  • Hurriyet

Garcia, a towering and charismatic figure who played a central role in Peruvian politics for more than three decades, died in a hospital at age 69 after shooting himself at his house in Lima when police…

Garcia’s death shocked the Andean country that had watched his transition from a fiery leftist who was elected president at age 36 to a free-market crusader who won a second term in 2006.

A pugnacious politician…

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