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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head as police were preparing to arrest him on Wednesday morning.

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I saw him in person for all of five seconds on the single most important day of his life. It's a long story and requires a lot of knowledge about Peruvian politics during the '80s. But I did. Also, on that same day for the only time in my life I was hit in the head with a baton by over aggressive Peruvian security forces on the streets of Lima.

#1 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-04-17 11:08 PM | Reply

#1,
Ouch, dude.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-04-17 11:43 PM | Reply

Mexican countries.....

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-04-18 12:11 AM | Reply

One day they will come for Trump and those who committed crimes around him.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-04-18 08:22 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sounds like Peru is going through a major corruption purge. Garcia isn't the only ex-president under investigation.

#5 | Posted by cbob at 2019-04-18 11:18 AM | Reply

Kickbacks and Bribes - The norm in Latin American politics period. Not saying it isn't the norm here too - it is usually a lot more indirect though.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-04-18 12:42 PM | Reply

The difference is that here, there are no laws against corruption, so it continues.

#7 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-04-19 12:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I can't believe you guys. That's not suspicious at all.

There was no reason to "silence" him.

#8 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-04-19 08:31 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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