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Thu Aug 30, 2012, 11:56 PM

US welcomes extradition of Guatemala ex-president

Source: Associated Press

US welcomes extradition of Guatemala ex-president
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012
The Associated Press

UATEMALA CITY U.S. officials are praising Guatemala's decision to allow the extradition of former president Alfonso Portillo, who faces U.S. charges of laundering allegedly embezzled foreign donations.

Guatemala's highest court says Portillo can be extradited, but can't be sent to a U.S. facility for violent offenders.

In a statement Thursday, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala says the decision reflects the progress that Guatemala's government is making against impunity.

In 2011, a Guatemalan court found Portillo not guilty of charges that he stole $15 million from the country's Defense Department when he governed the country from 2000 to 2004.

Read more: http://www.thestate.com/2012/08/30/2419656/us-welcomes-extradition-of-guatemala.html#storylink=cpy





Alfonso Portillo and George W Bush

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kooljerk666 Aug 2012 #1

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Fri Aug 31, 2012, 08:54 AM

1. he can cell mate w/ Chamber of commerce.........

 

ain't that what they do?????

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