LIMA (Reuters) – 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.
Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, in the most dramatic turn yet in Latin America’s largest graft scandal.
Friends - Allies - Leaders - Spectrum - Homage
Friends, allies and leaders across the political spectrum paid homage to Garcia at the headquarters of his APRA party, one of Latin America’s oldest political parties, and one which twice helped usher Garcia to the presidency.
Vizcarra ordered flags to be flown at half mast at the country’s Congress and other public buildings to honor the ex-President and former lawmaker.
Garcia - Allies - Vizcarra - Murderer - Wake
Despite that, some of Garcia’s most tenacious allies cried out “Vizcarra is a murderer,” at the wake, a nod to...
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