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Peru’s former President Alan Garcia shoots himself to avoid arrest amid corruption allegations

Thursday 09:54 GMT

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia was hospitalized Wednesday after he shot himself before being detained by police amid allegations he received illegal payment from a Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Four of Peru’s most recent presidents are all being investigated for alleged corruption with a fifth – Alberto Fujimori – is serving prison time for corruption and human rights abuses. The current leader of the opposition, Keiko Fujimori – who is the daughter of Alberto Fujimori – is also in pre-trial detention on charges of taking $1.2 million in bribes from Odebretch.

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