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    Peru’s Ex-President Dies After Shooting Himself 

    Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia died after shooting himself in the head as police were preparing to raid his home. The 69-year-old served two terms as President and was facing arrest for his alleged connection to a multi-billion-dollar Latin American corruption scandal, where bribes were taken in exchange for bids to major contracts. Garcia was one of four former Peruvian presidents that was sucked into the scandal. 

    What was the evidence against Garcia? An investigation revealed that Garcia’s personal secretary allegedly received a $4m bribe, but the former president denied all wrongdoing up until the moment he took his life. 

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