Peru corruption: Former president Alan Garcia seeks asylum
|bbc.com 18 Nov 2018 at 14:05|
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.