The Times view on the suicide of President Garcia: Death in Peru - News Summed Up

The Times view on the suicide of President Garcia: Death in Peru


The suicide of the former president Alan Garcia on Wednesday has shocked Peruvians and had repercussions across Latin America. Thousands of Peruvians are expected to express their grief over the weekend during three days of national mourning declared by President Vizcarra, while many of his supporters expressed anger at what they see as politically motivated accusations of corruption that led to his suicide. The two-time president, once seen as a Latin American John F Kennedy, shot himself in the head as police arrived at his house to take him into custody to question him over claims of taking bribes from a Brazilian company during the construction of Lima’s metro. His dramatic suicide underlined the scale of corruption that has brought low politicians not only in…


Source: The Times April 19, 2019 23:26 UTC



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