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Riccardo Francolini and Ricardo Martinelli THE FORMER  chairman of the board of the state-owned Caja de Ahorros (CA) Riccardo Francolini will move from his cell to a hot seat in the anti-corruption prosecutor’s office on Thursday, Apr. 28 to answer 150 questions during continuation  of  the interrogation that began last Friday. Francolini, is also facing charges in other corruption and Ricardo-Martinelli related cases, but this one is about the alleged payment of bribes to Pana…
04.25 / 17:24
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Riccardo Francolini and Ricardo Martinelli THE F0RMER  chairman of the board of the state-owned Caja de Ahorros (CA) Riccardo Francolini will move from his cell to a hot seat in the anti-corruption prosecutor’s office on Thursday, Apr. 28 to answer 150 questions during the continuation  of  the interrogation that began last Friday. He is also facing charges in other corruption and Ricardo-Martinelli related  cases, but this one is limited to the alleged payment of bribes to Panam…
04.25 / 16:44
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US President Donald Trump has proposed US Congress to cut economic aid to Colombia by 21.1% from $133 million to $105 million, according to Foreign Policy magazine. While this would be… Read more Trump wants to cut US economic aid to Colombia by more than 20%: …
04.25 / 16:37
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The United States on Monday deported a former intelligence chief of Colombia’s now-defunct intelligence agency DAS, who is wanted in Colombia to face torture charges. Enrique Ariza, 49, was removed from the US on… Read more US extradites former Colombia intelligence chief accused of torture and illegal spy…
04.25 / 15:23
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By Jonathan Power THE RESULT  of the first round of the French presidential election has given the Euro-pessimists a knock over the head. About time too. The European Union is not going to face break up. Big crises come but they also go. The Euro currency crisis was not dealt with as well as it should have been- austerity was the policy of the long way round- but it passed. The great immigration crisis has been contained and the number of would-be refugees has fallen sharply. The …
04.25 / 13:38
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Colombia’s police sent its brutal anti-riot unit ESMAD to Mocoa to vacate a plot occupied by homeless survivors of a natural disaster that killed hundreds and nearly destroyed the town three weeks ago,… Read more Colombia sends brutal anti-riot unit to evict homeless disaster victims: National ra…
04.25 / 11:30
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 SUPERMARKET sales  in Panama have fallen 3.1%,  and the industry continues to face challenges arising from the extension of the price control program wage increases, and the opening of  new stores. El Rey Holdings Corp., sales are down 2.7% reflected in the financial statements for the quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2016. This business conglomerate ­ which owns supermarket chains Rey, Romero, Mr. Price and Metro Plus convenience stores ­ says in its latest financial report that its liqu…
04.25 / 01:52
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Franklin Oduber A FORMER  Director of the National  Land  Management Authority (Anati), allegedly received death threats over his refusal to approve changes in property registrations in Bocas del Toro for four farms owned by the company Desarrollo Ecoturístico Cañaveral, S.A. (Decsa). “Following the decision, I received two death threats: one from a woman and another from a man who told me to stop doing what I was doing, because they were following me, and that they knew what I …
04.24 / 23:06
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Funcionarios estadounidenses del Departamento de Estado anunciaron que se encuentran revisando el embargo de los activos de General Motors Co. por parte de autoridades venezolanas. En cabeza de su portavoz, Mark Toner, señalaron que ese país espera resolver el asunto de forma “rápida y transparente”. GM dijo el miércoles que las autoridades venezolanas habían tomado su planta... Read more » The post Embargan planta de General Motors en Venezuela y EE.UU. anuncia medidas ap…
04.24 / 22:03
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Dos hechos catalogados como milagrosos por la comunidad se registraron en la ciudad de Posadas, capital de la provincia de Misiones, en Argentina. Amelia Bannan sufrió un accidente de tránsito que la dejó en coma cuando tenía 6 meses de embarazo. La mujer dio a luz en diciembre y el pasado 8 de abril despertó... Read more » The post Una argentina dio a luz en estado de coma y despertó tres meses después appeared first on Latin Corres…
04.24 / 22:03
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La oposición de Venezuela marchó en silencio el sábado para homenajear a una docena de personas asesinadas en tres semanas continuas de protestas, exigiendo al mismo tiempo que el gobierno del presidente Nicolás Maduro celebre elecciones y enfrente la creciente crisis económica. Son doce las personas que han muerto violentamente en la renovada ola de... Read more » The post Venezuela volvió a marchar, pero esta vez por los caídos en la protesta appeared first on Latin Corres…
04.24 / 22:03
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Two sex abuse cases made public on Monday have shocked Colombia and highlighted a steady rise in the sexual abuse of minors, particularly girls between 10 and 14. A three-year-old girl died… Read more Shocking new cases highlight Colombia’s growing child abuse e…
04.24 / 19:23
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Colombia’s annual festival dedicated to the folkloric vallenato genre will celebrate the beginning of its 50th edition on Wednesday. The Vallenato Legend festival is held, as always, in the city of… Read more Colombia’s annual vallenato festival set for 50th …
04.24 / 18:21
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Colombia’s last-standing guerrilla group ELN on Monday accused the National Army of actively supporting paramilitary group AGC, a.k.a. “Los Urabeños,” that has been combating the guerrillas in the west of… Read more Colombia’s military supporting AGC paramilitaries: …
04.24 / 17:35
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