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Officials: Large fire scorches Peru's capital, killing none

Apr. 20, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Officials in Peru say a massive fire has destroyed several buildings near the center of the capital city, but killed nobody. Police Chief Mario Arata said Saturday that it could take a month to clean up the warehouses and shops charred by the fire that started Friday afternoon in downtown...

In Peru, supporters mourn ex-leader Garcia after suicide

Apr. 19, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Large crowds on Friday gathered in the Peruvian capital for the funeral procession of former president Alan Garcia, who killed himself after authorities arrived at his home to arrest him for alleged involvement in a corruption case. Mourners carried Garcia's coffin through the streets of...

Peruvian judge orders jail for former president Kuczynski

Apr. 19, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A Peruvian judge has ordered that former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski be jailed for up to three years as authorities investigate his alleged involvement in a corruption case. The order announced Friday against Kuczynski, which is designed to prevent him from trying to flee during the...

Peruvian judge orders former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski jailed for up to 3 years as corruption probe continues.

Apr. 19, 2019 5:05 PM EDT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian judge orders former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski jailed for up to 3 years as corruption probe continues. .

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Apr. 19, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week. A former president of Peru, Alan Garcia, killed himself as he was about to be arrested in a corruption case tied to the Brazilian construction...

Peru ponders corruption probe's cost after shocking suicide

Apr. 18, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The suicide of former President Alan Garcia shocked Peruvians and sparked a debate swirling Thursday on television channels and in newspaper columns: What will be the price of the country's painful reckoning with corruption? All but one of the nation's living elected former presidents are...

As police wait to arrest him, ex-Peru president kills self

Apr. 17, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former President Alan Garcia mortally wounded himself with a gunshot to his head Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a big graft probe that has put Peru's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption. Authorities broke through a door at...

The Latest: Memorial held for ex-Peru leader who killed self

Apr. 17, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The latest on former Peruvian President Alan García (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The body of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has been taken to the headquarters of his political party for a memorial service, after he fatally shot himself in the head moments as authorities...

Alan García, ex-Peruvian president, dies at 69

Apr. 17, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — 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...

Ex-Peruvian President Alan García is dead after shooting himself in head amid corruption probe

Apr. 17, 2019 11:37 AM EDT
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Ex-Peruvian President Alan García is dead after shooting himself in head amid corruption probe.