High level mass corruption scandals continue to plague Latin America politics, as on Wednesday Peru’s former President Alan García shot himself in the head just as police raided his home seeking an arrest.
Local media reports say he has survived the wound, and is undergoing surgery for “a bullet wound to his head” in Lima while in a coma. The 69-year old García served as president from 1985 to 1990 and again from 2006 to 2011, but was recently caught up in the massive bribery scandal involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht — a conglomerate most recently known for constructing venues for the 2016 Olympics and 2014 World Cup in its home country.
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