Political corruption

Mexico's former Veracruz state Gov. Javier Duarte, who is accused of running a ring that allegedly pilfered from state coffers, is escorted by police to a courtroom for an extradition hearing in Guatemala City, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Duarte was detained Saturday in Guatemala after six months as a fugitive and high-profile symbol of government corruption in his country. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
April 19, 2017 - 8:07 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Mexican fugitive ex-governor who became a powerful symbol of alleged corruption in his country appeared Wednesday before a Guatemalan court that will consider his possible extradition. Former Veracruz state Gov. Javier Duarte arrived at the tribunal in a police van that was...
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Mexico's former Veracruz state Gov. Javier Duarte, who is accused of running a ring that allegedly pilfered from state coffers, is escorted by police to a courtroom for an extradition hearing in Guatemala City, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Duarte was detained Saturday in Guatemala after six months as a fugitive and high-profile symbol of government corruption in his country. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
April 19, 2017 - 7:37 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Mexican fugitive ex-governor who became a powerful symbol of alleged corruption in his country appeared Wednesday before a Guatemalan court that will consider his possible extradition. Former Veracruz state Gov. Javier Duarte arrived at the tribunal in a police van that was...
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Mexico's former Veracruz state Gov. Javier Duarte, who is accused of running a ring that allegedly pilfered from state coffers, is escorted to a courtroom for an extradition hearing in Guatemala City, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Duarte was detained Saturday in Guatemala after six months as a fugitive and high-profile symbol of government corruption in his country. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
April 19, 2017 - 6:11 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Mexican fugitive ex-governor who became a symbol of alleged corruption in his country appeared Wednesday before a Guatemalan court that will consider his possible extradition. Veracruz ex-Gov. Javier Duarte arrived at the tribunal in a police van that was mobbed by reporters...
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Mexico's former Veracruz state Gov. Javier Duarte, who is accused of running a ring that allegedly pilfered from state coffers, is escorted by police to a courtroom for an extradition hearing in Guatemala City, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Duarte was detained Saturday in Guatemala after six months as a fugitive and high-profile symbol of government corruption in his country. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
April 19, 2017 - 2:57 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Mexican former governor wanted on corruption charges is appearing before a Guatemalan court that will consider his possible extradition. Veracruz ex-Gov. Javier Duarte arrived at the tribunal Wednesday in a police van that was mobbed by reporters. He emerged wearing a...
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April 18, 2017 - 6:45 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The former mayor of North Carolina's largest city is apologizing for what he calls his "mistake" after serving a bribery sentence in federal prison. Fifty-year-old former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested in 2014, just four months into his term, and later pleaded...
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FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Ivanka Trump, right, walks with her husband, Jared Kushner, senior adviser to the president, to a news conference with President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at the White House in Washington. Ivanka Trump's company continues to grow. Ethics lawyers fear the more her business expands, the more it may encroach on her ability, and husband, Jared Kushner, to credibly advise the president on core issues. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 18, 2017 - 3:38 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — On April 6, Ivanka Trump's company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world's second-largest economy. That night, the first daughter and her husband,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2016, file photo, the former Governor of Veracruz state, Javier Duarte speaks to reporters as he leaves the Attorney General's headquarters in Mexico City. Mexican authorities say fugitive former Veracruz Gov. Duarte has been detained in Guatemala. A statement from the federal Attorney General's Office late Saturday, April 15, 2017, says Duarte was detained in the Guatemalan municipality of Panajachel, in Solola department. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
April 17, 2017 - 5:53 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has a long history of corrupt fugitive governors, including one who was arrested in Italy just last week, but former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte stands out. Since his arrest in Guatemala Saturday, a video clip from 2012 has been circulating in which then-presidential...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2016, file photo, the former Governor of Veracruz state, Javier Duarte speaks to reporters as he leaves the Attorney General's headquarters in Mexico City. Mexican authorities say fugitive former Veracruz Gov. Duarte has been detained in Guatemala. A statement from the federal Attorney General's Office late Saturday, April 15, 2017, says Duarte was detained in the Guatemalan municipality of Panajachel, in Solola department. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)
April 17, 2017 - 5:50 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has a long history of corrupt fugitive governors, including one who was arrested in Italy just last week, but former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte stands out. Since his arrest in Guatemala Saturday, a video clip from 2012 has been circulating in which then-presidential...
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April 17, 2017 - 3:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can the threat of war crimes charges or promise of safe haven finally persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power? Those long-shot proposals are among several at the center of the Trump administration's strategy to resolve Syria's six-year civil war. President Donald...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Monday, April 17 indicted Park on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool, File)
April 17, 2017 - 5:33 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted ex-President Park Geun-hye on bribery, extortion, abuse of power and other high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. It is the latest in a series of humiliations for Park, who was driven...
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