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Alan Garcia, former Peru president, dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

By: Paige Hubbard 

Peru‘s former president Alan Garcia shot himself early on Wednesday (April 17) after police arrived at his home in the capital Lima to arrest him in connection with a bribery investigation, a police source said.

Garcia, 69, was immediately taken to the Casimiro Ulloa hospital, said the source, who was not authorized to talk to the media.

Local TV channel America reported Garcia was undergoing emergency surgery and was in critical condition, and broadcast images of Garcia’s son and supporters arriving at the hospital.

He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Garcia, a skilled orator who has led Peru‘s once-powerful Apra party for decades, governed Peru as a nationalist from 1985 to 1990 before remaking himself as a free-market proponent and winning a new five-year term in 2006.

Garcia was under investigation in connection with Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which triggered Latin America’s biggest graft scandal when it admitted publicly in 2016 that it won lucrative contracts in the region with bribes. He has repeatedly denied wrongdoing.

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