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Garcia Peru former prresident shooting himself arrest

Peru’s ex-president Garcia dies after shooting himself to avoid arres...

04 April, 2019 9:04 pm 9:04 pm

LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday after shooting himself as police arrived at his house to arrest him in connection with a bribery probe, authorities said on Wednesday. Garcia, who had repeatedly denied wrongdoing, was 69. President Martin Vizcarra said on Twitter that he was … Read More

Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants enter Peru despite passport rule

08 August, 2018 9:19 am 9:19 am

LIMA (Reuters) – Hundreds of Venezuelan migrants entered Peru to seek refugee status or for other humanitarian reasons, Peruvian authorities said, despite a new rule prohibiting Venezuelans without passports from crossing into Peru from Ecuador taking effect. Peru implemented the passport requirement due to a four-fold increase in migrants fleeing economic collapse in Venezuela in … Read More

Peru to tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as migration surges

08 August, 2018 10:08 am 10:08 am

LIMA (Reuters) – The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra is going to start barring Venezuelan migrants from entering the country unless they have passports, two government sources said , following a similar decision in neighbouring Ecuador. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the measure aims to curb a surge in immigration … Read More