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Peru: ex-president in critical condition after shooting himself before arrest

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Alan García who faces accusations of taking bribes from Brazilian company Odebrecht during his presidency is in hospitalPeru’s former president, Alan García, is reportedly in critical condition having deliberately shot himself in the head when police tried to arrest him in connection with a multi-billion dollar Latin American corruption scandal.García’s lawyer, Erasmo Reyna, told local media his client “took the decision to shoot himself” early on Wednesday after officers arrived at his home in the capital Lima to place him under preventive detention. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/17/peru-alan-garcia-ex-president-shoots-himself-critical-condition

Author : Tom Phillips in Mexico City and Dan Collyns in Lima

Publish date : 2019-04-17 15:23:59

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