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Ex-Peru president’s daughter reads suicide note at funeral

Thousands have turned out for the funeral of Peru's ex-president Alan García, who killed himself this week. Mr García shot himself in the head as police knocked on his door to arrest him on suspicion of taking bribes from the Brazilian company Odebrecht. His daughter read his suicide note at the wake. In the letter, Mr García stated that he did not have to suffer
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Guatemalan presidential candidate held over ‘drug plot’

A Guatemalan presidential candidate has been arrested in the US city of Miami on suspicion of conspiring to import cocaine to the United States. US investigators say centre-right candidate Mario Estrada, 58, was seeking more than $10m (£7.7m) from the Sinaloa cartel in exchange for helping the powerful Mexican criminal group to smuggle cocaine into the US. They say he