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Tag: Politic Asylum

  • Monday, December 3rd 2018 - 15:24 UTC

    Uruguay rejects Peruvian ex-president Alan García's asylum petition

    Alan García retired this morning shortly before the Vázquez conference in his private car from the residence of the Uruguayan ambassador in Lima

    Uruguay’s President, Tabaré Vázquez announced Monday along with Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa that Peruvian former president Alan García will not receive political asylum. The rejection of the request is due to the fact that in Peru “the three powers of the State operate” freely, said Vázquez.

  • Monday, November 19th 2018 - 18:17 UTC

    Asylum to Alan García: Why Uruguay?

    García is being investigated in the framework of the Odebrecht case for allegedly accepting bribes

    The Territorial Asylum right under which Peru's former President Alan García seeks to protect himself, investigated by the Justice of his country, is framed in a convention signed in Caracas, Venezuela that provides that every State belonging to the Organization of American States (OAS) has the right to admit “the persons it deems appropriate.” Garcia's hope is based on Uruguay's record of respect for this right.