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Peru: Ex-President Pedro Kuczynski Faces Urgent Heart Surgery

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Peru: Ex-President Pedro Kuczynski Faces Urgent Heart Surgery. The former president of Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has to undergo emergency surgery to his heart. That’s what his daughter Alex said on Saturday.

 

The 80-year-old former leader had been in the hospital since April 17 because of heart problems and excessive blood pressure with peaks of 200 mmHg. Medications have not helped enough so far.

 

Kuczynski is in custody on suspicion of accepting bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

The judge recently decided that he should await the criminal trial in prison. That can take three years. A request to give him house arrest was rejected.

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