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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 02:31 AM

Uruguay rejects Peru Ex-President Garcia's asylum request

Source: Associated Press

Franklin Briceno, Associated Press
Updated 4:19 pm CST, Monday, December 3, 2018

LIMA, Peru (AP) Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia said Monday he would cooperate with prosecutors investigating him for possible 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 is being targeted politically.

"In Peru the three branches of government function freely and autonomously, especially in this case the judicial power," Tabare Vazquez said.

Around the same time that Vazquez announced his decision in Uruguay's capital, a silver-colored sedan left his ambassador's residence in Lima, taking Garcia first to his daughter's home and then to his mansion in the leafy Miraflores neighborhood.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Uruguay-rejects-ex-Peru-president-Garcia-s-asylum-13439081.php

Maybe they would have kept him had he remembered to show them some of his fancy dancing.

Alan "Two Breakfasts" Garcia was Trump-like before Trump wasn't cool.

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