El Salvador’s former President Francisco Flores has died after suffering a stroke while awaiting
trial on corruption charges.
He was accused of embezzling 15 million dollars of aid from Taiwan, donated for earthquake victims during his time in office from 1999 to 2004.
Flores, who was under house arrest, maintained his innocence.
His stroke, a week ago, left the 56-year-old in a coma. His wife, Lourdes de Flores, is quoted as telling local media: “He suffered a terrible health crisis, provoked by this unjust political attack”.