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Legal news from Sunday, September 2, 2012
by Dan Taglioli

The Embassy of the US Guatemala on Thursday praised the decision of the Guatemala Constitutional Court allowing former president Alfonso Portillo to be extradited to the US on charges of embezzling foreign donations. Upon extradition Portillo will stand trial in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York …

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by Dan Taglioli

Croatian prosecutors announced Saturday that they have charged former prime minister Ivo Sanader with embezzlement relating to a real estate deal that took place during his time in office. Sanader is accused of using government funds to purchase a building in the capital city of Zagreb at an inflated price and stealing the surplus. Sanader and …

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by Jennie Ryan

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu on Sunday called [Observer op-ed] for former US president George W. Bush and former UK prime minister Tony Blair to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for their roles in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Tutu argues thatThe immorality of the United States and Great …

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by Jennie Ryan

Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday introduced a draft bill aimed at liberalizing the country's labor laws. The bill was introduced in the Congress of Mexico by Interior Minister Alejandro Poire, and it seeks to improve the transparency of Mexico's trade unions and make labor regulations more flexible. Lawmakers from both the Institutional …

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