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WORLD BRIEFING : PERU : President points finger at Chile

November 17, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Peruvian President Alan Garcia accused Chile of assaulting Peru's sovereignty, throwing his weight behind allegations that Chile paid a Peruvian military officer to spy.

"These repulsive acts do not correspond to a democratic country and leave Chile in poor standing in the eyes of the world," Garcia told reporters at the presidential palace in Lima.

Chilean Foreign Minister Mariano Fernandez denied the accusation, saying his government conducted a meticulous review and ruled out involvement of any Chilean state institution. Peruvian media say air force officer Victor Ariza, 45, was arrested last month.

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