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Former president of El Salvador Francisco Flores dead at 56

AP , Sunday 31 Jan 2016
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The party of former Salvadoran President Francisco Flores says the 56-year-old has died in a private hospital in the capital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.

Flores had been in coma since undergoing emergency surgery.

Flores, who led El Salvador from 1999 to 2004, was under house arrest on charges of embezzlement and illegal enrichment. He was accused of diverting more than $15 million, which had been donated by Taiwan to help the victims of earthquakes in 2001. A court says $10 million of that went to the party that carried Flores to power and the remainder to him.

His party, ARENA, announced his death through its official Twitter account late Saturday.

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