Former Peruvian President Alan García Dies by Suicide as Police Move In

HeadlineApr 18, 2019

In Peru, former President Alan García died by suicide Wednesday as police arrived at his home in Lima to arrest him on charges of bribery and corruption. Police say García shot himself in the neck as he faced the prospect of prison for the first time. García served two five-year terms as president, beginning in 1985 and again in 2006—returning to Peru from exile in 2001 only after the statute of limitations on corruption charges stemming from his first term in office expired. He was the fifth former head of state in Peru to face an investigation for alleged corruption.

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