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

19 Apr 2019

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.

Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-president following suicide

19 Apr 2019

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

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

18 Apr 2019

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.

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

18 Apr 2019

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.

Peru's ex-president Garcia kills himself to avoid arrest in Odebrecht probe

18 Apr 2019

LIMA Peru's former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head on Wednesday to avoid arrest in connection with alleged bribes from Brazilian builder Odebrecht, taking his own life, in the most dramatic turn yet in Latin America's largest graft scandal. | Video

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

13 Apr 2019

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.

Peru central bank holds key rate steady at 2.75 pct

12 Apr 2019

LIMA, April 11 Peru's central bank kept its benchmark interest rate at 2.75 percent on Thursday, with annual inflation holding within the bank's target range even as the pace of economic growth has quickened in recent months.

Peruvian judge jails lawyers for three years over copper mine blockade

04 Apr 2019

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.

Peruvian judge jails lawyers for 3 years over copper mine blockade

04 Apr 2019

* Prosecution alleges lawyers manipulated villagers to extort MMG

Protests at Chinese copper mine in Peru continue after local leader freed

30 Mar 2019

CHALLHUAHUACHO, Peru/LIMA Peruvian police on Friday freed the leader of an indigenous community that has blocked roads to a major copper mine, but hours later arrested his second-in-command, accusing him of running over police officers while driving drunk.

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