Peru's Garcia denies corruption claims in suicide note

AFP UK

A suicide note in which Peru's Alan Garcia denied corruption charges against him sets the backdrop for the ex-president's funeral, two days after he put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger as police arrived to arrest him on bribery charges linked to the Odebrecht graft scandal. "I've seen others paraded in handcuffs and living a miserable existence, but Alan Garcia will not suffer such an injustice or circus," the late ex-president, 69, wrote in a note to his six children which is read out at his funeral by his sobbing daughter Luciana.