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Miami judge rejects Maduro ally's request to dismiss charges

Mar. 18, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge in Miami on Thursday rejected a request by a prominent ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to dismiss money laundering charges, ruling that he must first surrender to U.S. authorities before he can argue his claim of diplomatic immunity. ...

African court orders release of ally of Maduro wanted by US

Mar. 15, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A regional court in West Africa has ordered the immediate release of a Venezuelan businessman close to President Nicolás Maduro, finding that his arrest in Cape Verde on U.S. money laundering charges was unlawful. In its ruling Monday, a court belonging to...

Maduro sent letter to Iran's leader accrediting US fugitive

Jan. 22, 2021 16:47 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A Colombian businessman was carrying a letter from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accrediting him to Iran's supreme leader when he was arrested on a U.S. warrant last year, according to a new court filing in a politically charged corruption case ratcheting up tensions with...

Colombian businessmen tied to Maduro going to house arrest

Jan. 21, 2021 17:29 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Authorities in the African nation of Cabo Verde said Thursday they have approved transferring a jailed Colombian businessman with close ties to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro to house arrest. Alex Saab, 49, has been held in jail by the...

The Latest: Canadian women’s hockey team opens Calgary camp

Jan. 18, 2021 16:46 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Canadian women’s hockey team opened a 35-player camp in a Calgary bubble. The 14-day camp is the first physical gathering of national-team...