Alan Garcia, who served twice as President of Peru, has died in Lima at the age of 69 over a self-inflicted shot to the head.
Garcia was in the operating room
, and his health was in a "very serious condition," said Health Minister Zulema Tomas after he was taken to Lima-based Casimiro Ulloa Hospital.
Dozens of police have redoubled security at the health facility, where his relatives and fellow party-members are gathered.
As is known, the Judiciary ordered the preliminary arrest of Garcia
, as well as of the former Secretary-General of the Presidency Luis Nava and former Petroperu Vice-President Miguel Atala, and their respective sons Jose Antonio Nava and Samir Atala, among other people
Alan Garcia served as President of Peru between 1985-1990 and 2006-2011.