Peru: Former President Alan Garcia seeks asylum in Uruguay

15:00 | Lima, Nov. 18.

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia Perez (1985-1990; 2006-2011) has requested asylum to Uruguay's Government, Peru's Foreign Affairs Ministry reported Sunday.

Garcia on Saturday night entered the residence of the Uruguayan Ambassador based in Lima, it added.

Yesterday, Peruvian Judge Juan Carlos Sanchez approved Prosecutor Jose Domingo Perez's request to forbid Garcia from leaving the Inca country for 18 months, while he faces an Odebrecht-related investigation.

As is known, Brazilian construction giant and corruption-tainted Odebrecht allegedly paid bribes to secure the Lima Metro Line 1 contract during his presidency (2006-2011).

So far, the highest-ranking Garcia administration official implicated in the corruption case is former Deputy Communications Minister Jorge Cuba, who remains jailed pending trial for having received money from Odebrecht.

Alan Garcia served as President of Peru between 1985-1990 and 2006-2011.


Published: 11/18/2018
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