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Ex-president of Peru to shoot himself to escape corruption investigation

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Alan García, former president of Peru, has himself Wednesday shot down when the police was about to take him to arrest. To García is a research in a smeergeldaffaire.

The incident took place in the house of García, in the Peruvian capital, Lima. The 69-year-old former head of state was then hastily transferred to a hospital. According to Zulema Tomas, minister of Health in Peru, underwent García a noodoperatie and he is currently in a coma. She calls the situation ‘very critical’.

A local tv station showed images of supporters and relatives of Garcia, who arrived at the hospital where he is included. Oproeragenten to keep the order. “Let’s pray that God give him the necessary strength,” said Erasmo Reyna, the lawyer of Garcia, against journalists.

García, for decades the leader of the once very powerful Apra party in Peru, ruled the country from 1985 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2011. The gifted orator was, however, discredited in the aftermath of the major scandal involving the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which is in 2016, admitting that it in a lot of Latin American countries miljardencontracten had brought in by local politicians to buy. García denies any involvement.

Last year, had García to the government of Uruguay for political asylum, asked after him in the context of that corruption investigation was forbidden to Peru to leave. Uruguay rejected that request.

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