Uruguay re­jects ex-Peru­vian pres­i­dent’s asy­lum re­quest

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Former Peru­vian Pres­i­dent Alan Gar­cia said Mon­day he would co­op­er­ate with pros­e­cu­tors in­ves­ti­gat­ing him for cor­rup­tion af­ter Uruguay turned down his asy­lum re­quest and forced him to leave the res­i­dence of its am­bas­sador to the An­dean na­tion.

In deny­ing Gar­cia’s asy­lum claim, Uruguayan Pres­i­dent Tabare Vazquez said there was no ev­i­dence to sup­port the politi­cian’s claim that he was be­ing tar­geted po­lit­i­cally.

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