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Guatemala’s ex-president Portillo home from US prison
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Guatemala’s ex-president Portillo home from US prison

George Rodríguez and AFP - February 26, 2015

Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo returned home Wednesday evening after spending nine months in U.S. prison for laundering bribe money from Taiwan. "I am so happy to…

Chinese leader’s visit has big implications for Latin America
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Chinese leader’s visit has big implications for Latin America

Larry Luxner - July 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – China, a nation recognized by Costa Rica but diplomatically shunned by Central America’s six other countries, is dramatically raising its profile with President Xi…

Even without diplomatic ties, Costa Rica still ranks as Taiwan’s top Central America trade partner
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Business
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Even without diplomatic ties, Costa Rica still ranks as Taiwan’s top Central America trade partner

Larry Luxner - July 22, 2014

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Seven years ago, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias outraged Taiwanese officials by breaking diplomatic relations with the prosperous island nation and aligning Costa Rica…

Guatemala’s Alfonso Portillo gets six years in prison in US
Crime
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Crime
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Guatemala’s Alfonso Portillo gets six years in prison in US

AFP - May 22, 2014

NEW YORK – Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was sentenced Thursday in New York to five years and 10 months in prison for a $2.5 million bribery…

Costa Rica and Bahamas send El Salvador financial reports on fugitive ex-President Flores
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Crime
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Costa Rica and Bahamas send El Salvador financial reports on fugitive ex-President Flores

AFP - May 20, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Officials in El Salvador reported Tuesday that Costa Rica and the Bahamas have collaborated with an investigation of ex-President Francisco Flores by…

El Salvador’s Funes urges Panama to give up fugitive ex-President Flores
Crime
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Crime
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El Salvador’s Funes urges Panama to give up fugitive ex-President Flores

AFP - May 4, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – El Salvador’s President Mauricio Funes asked Panama on Saturday not to grant political asylum to former Salvadoran President Francisco Flores, who is…

Taiwan to deliver bribery report on Guatemala ex-president
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Taiwan to deliver bribery report on Guatemala ex-president

AFP - March 23, 2014

Taiwan will deliver next week a report on statements by ex-president Alfonso Portillo that he received millions of dollars in bribes from Taipei for diplomatic recognition, Guatemala…

Salvadoran ex-president tries to flee amid graft probe
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Salvadoran ex-president tries to flee amid graft probe

AFP - January 29, 2014

SAN SALVADOR – El Salvador's ex-President Francisco Flores, who is under investigation over alleged misuse of $10 million donated by Taiwan, tried to flee the country Tuesday,…

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