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Peru corruption: Former president Alan Garcia seeks asylum

Peru corruption: Former president Alan Garcia seeks asylum
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Alan Garcia is accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht in exchange for government contracts to build a metro line in the Peruvian capital Lima.

The two-time president denies the charges and says he is the victim of political persecution.

A court banned him from leaving Peru while an investigation is carried out.

Peru s foreign ministry confirmed Mr Garcia had requested asylum from the Uruguayan embassy in Lima on Saturday, hours after the court order was issued.
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