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Peru ex-president leaves cadaver as sign of 'contempt' for his enemies: suicide note


LIMA Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia wrote in an alleged suicide note read by family members at a wake on Friday that he had killed himself in order to avoid humiliation at the hands of his political enemies.

Peruvian judge orders ex-President Kuczynski to pre-trial jail for three years

LIMA A Peruvian judge on Friday ordered former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to spend up to three years in jail while prosecutors prepare corruption charges against him for allegedly taking bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

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Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-president following suicide

LIMA Thousand of Peruvians said goodbye on Thursday in Lima to ex-president Alan Garcia -- who killed himself this week - in the second of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin Vizcarra. | Video

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Peru's Garcia, former president and political chameleon, kills himself to avoid arrest

LIMA Alan Garcia was the charismatic chameleon of Peruvian politics, once popular enough to be elected president twice. But his terms were filled with ups and downs and he eventually became caught up in the Odebrecht bribery scandal that rocked Latin America.

Apr 17 2019

Indigenous community ends blockade of Peru's Las Bambas copper mine

LIMA Las Bambas mine, one of Peru's largest copper producers, resumed copper transports on Saturday after indigenous communities ended a more than two-month blockade of a key highway, the company said.

Apr 13 2019

Clashes in Peru coca eradication operation leave at least two dead

LIMA Two farmers were killed in clashes in Peru that erupted on Friday as authorities launched an operation to uproot coca plants - used to make cocaine - in a region near the border with Bolivia, a local mayor and the police said.

Apr 12 2019

Catholic Church in Peru rebukes local bishop who sued journalists

LIMA The Catholic Church in Peru on Wednesday rebuked a local archbishop who has sued two local investigative journalists for libel after they broke a sex abuse story involving an elite Catholic society that he belongs to.

Apr 10 2019

Peruvian judge orders arrest of ex-President Kuczynski in bribery probe

LIMA A Peruvian judge ordered the arrest of former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on Wednesday while also authorizing a search of several properties as part of a probe into a bribery scheme linked to scandal-plagued Brazilian builder Odebrecht.

Apr 10 2019

Peruvian judge jails lawyers for three years over copper mine blockade

LIMA A Peruvian judge on Wednesday ordered three years of jail time for three lawyers representing indigenous villagers who have blockaded shipments from a massive copper mine operated by Chinese miner MMG Ltd.

Apr 04 2019

Prosecutors in Peru probe mayor for discrimination against Venezuelans

LIMA Prosecutors in Peru have opened a preliminary probe into the mayor of an Andean city who promised to "free" his city of Venezuelan immigrants and force companies to hire more locals, the attorney general's office said on Monday.

Apr 01 2019