Peru’s ex-president dead after shooting himself amid corruption probe
Alan Garcia was a populist firebrand who twice ruled Peru.
Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia is dead after shooting himself as police came to detain him in connection with a corruption probe.
Current President Martinez Vizcarra said the 69-year-old died after undergoing emergency surgery at the Jose Casimiro Ulloa Hospital in Peru’s capital.
Prosecutors said they believed the former president received more than 100,000 US dollars (£76,000) from Odebrecht, disguised as a payment to speak at a conference in Brazil.
Garcia professed his innocence and said he was being targeted politically.
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