The former Peruvian head of state Alan Garcia is dead. The 69-Year-old died Wednesday of a gunshot wound to the head, which he had at the time of his arrest because of corruption allegations.

“We are dismayed over the death of former President Alan García,” wrote the Peruvian head of state, Martín Vizcarra on Twitter.

According to the Minister of the interior Carlos Morán García said the security forces came to arrest him, he wanted to call his lawyer. Then he had locked himself in a room in his apartment and shot himself. He was then in a hospital. Despite emergency surgery, not the Doctors, to save his life.

The justice had Odebrecht arranged a ten-day remand for the former President (1985-1990 and 2006-2011) – in the framework of the investigations in the corruption scandal of the Brazilian construction company. The Prosecutor’s office was investigating him for alleged illegal financing of his election campaign in 2006 with donations from Odebrecht. He should have made it easier for during his second term of office in the awarding of state construction contracts to the Brazilian group.

García denied, Odebrecht to have the money accepted. “You can not arrest people on the basis of speculation, that would be a great injustice,” said Garcia on Tuesday evening in a conversation with the station RPP. The former President had requested at the end of 2018 asylum in the Embassy of Uruguay in Lima, which was not granted to him, however.

a week Ago, the Ex-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2016-2018) was also due to alleged corruption in the case of Odebrecht in custody.

Odebrecht said to have paid hundreds of millions of dollars of bribe money in all of Latin America, in order to get lucrative government contracts.

Kuczynski resigned ahead of an imminent impeachment proceedings a year ago. On Tuesday evening, Kuczynski was admitted because of a heart condition in a hospital in Lima. Also Kuczynski denies to be in the corruption scandal.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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