Peru corruption: Former president Alan Garcia seeks asylum
BBC News ----------- Peru's former president has requested asylum at the Uruguayan embassy after being barred from leaving the country. Alan Garcia is accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht in exchange for government contracts to build a metro line in the Peruvian capital Lima. The two-time president denies the charges and says he is the victim of political persecution. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.