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Ex-Peruvian President, Alan García, kills self to avoid police arrest

Andrea Zarate and Nicholas Casey  A former president of Peru died on Wednesday after shooting himself in the head when the authorities tried to arrest him in connection with one of the biggest corruption scandals in Latin American history. A personal secretary for the former president, Alan García, 69, confirmed his death. The secretary,

Bermuda becomes first country in world to repeal same-sex marriage

The British island territory swaps marriage for domestic partnerships for LGBT couples in move criticised as attack on equal rights Bermuda has become the first country to legalise and then repeal same-sex marriage, in what critics have called an unprecedented rollback of civil rights by the British island territory. Bermuda’s governor has signed

Colombia’s FARC Surrenders Weapons and Prepares to Become a Legitimate Political Party

By William Tucker Last week, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos placed the final padlock on a shipment of weapons formerly belonging to the insurgent organization FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia). Santos called the arms turnover the “last breath” of the 52-year-old internecine conflict. FARC has agreed to disband as a