Peru’s ex-president Garcia kills himself to avoid arrest in Odebrecht probe

FILE PHOTO: Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia talks to the media as he arrives at the National Prosecution office in Lima, Peru March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo/File Photo

LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, taking his own life, in the most dramatic turn yet in Latin America’s largest graft scandal. Garcia, a towering and charismatic figure who played a central role in […]

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