Ex-Peru president kills himself as police try to arrest him

America 04/17/19, 13:34

Former Peruvian President Alan García shot himself in the head and died Wednesday moments after police arrived at his home to arrest him on corruption allegations in Latin America's largest graft probe. President Martin Vizcarra announced the death on Twitter, saying that doctors in the capital city of Lima performed emergency ...

Alan García, ex-Peruvian president, dies at 69

America 04/17/19, 12:12

Alan García, a former Peruvian president whose first term in the 1980s was marred by financial chaos and rebel violence, and who was recently targeted in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, shot himself and died on Wednesday at the age of 69. President Martin Vizcarra announced on Twitter that García died ...

Peru’s attorney general reverses course on corruption probe

World 01/02/19, 14:22

Peru's attorney general has reversed his dismissal of the lead investigators in a sweeping corruption probe, retreating after drawing a public outcry and a bid by the president to remove him from office.Attorney General Pedro Chavarry's announcement Wednesday came just two days after the prosecutors' removal sparked street protests across ...

Peru’s president accuses AG of damaging big corruption probe

America 01/01/19, 20:43

Thousands of Peruvians marched in protest again Tuesday decrying the attorney general's dismissal of a team investigating the sweeping Odebrecht corruption case in a move that President Martin Vizcarra decried as "profoundly damaging."Demonstrators carried a giant Peruvian flag through Lima while shouting the name of one of the removed prosecutors ...

Angelina Jolie seeks support for Venezuelan refugees

America 10/23/18, 13:29

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie says the exodus of millions of Venezuelans from their country has led to a "shocking" migrant crisis in South America that was "predictable and preventable."Jolie is ending a three-day visit to Peru a special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency. During her visit Jolie met ...

Peru’s president soars as he channels anger over corruption

World 10/18/18, 00:15

Martin Vizcarra stepped down from a military helicopter into a small Peruvian jungle village where no president had ventured before.Donning thick-soled boots, he journeyed across the banks of an Amazonian tributary to inaugurate a new bridge replacing a rope-and-basket system people had used for decades to cross the churning current ...

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