Alleged FARC pilot appeals to Brazilian court to block extradition to US on drug charges

Alleged FARC pilot tries to avoid extradition

BRASILIA, Brazil — A French pilot who allegedly worked for leftist rebels in Colombia is asking Brazil’s Supreme Court to annul its order for his extradition to the United States on drug trafficking charges.

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Grupo Mexico offers $2.2B in cash for bankrupt Arizona mining company Asarco LLC

Grupo Mexico raises cash offer for Asarco to $2.2B

DENVER — A Mexican mining company raised its offer for Asarco LLC to $2.2 billion in cash Monday in an attempt to wrest control of the bankrupt Arizona mining company from a rival bidder in India.

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Reputed Colombian cocaine kingpin Diego Montoya pleads guilty to drug charges

Colombian drug kingpin pleads guilty in Fla.

MIAMI — The boss of a Colombian cocaine cartel that smuggled some $10 billion worth of cocaine into the U.S. pleaded guilty Tuesday to drug charges that will send him to prison for at least 10 years.

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Supporter of Venezuela’s Chavez faces criminal charges for attack on TV station

Pro-Chavez activist charges for TV attack

CARACAS, Venezuela — A Venezuelan court accused a radical supporter of President Hugo Chavez on Thursday of assault and illegal use of a firearm — accusations stemming from an attack against an opposition-sided television channel.

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Businessman found guilty of swindling Colombians of more than $2.4 billion in pyramid scheme

Colombian businessman guilty in pyramid scandal

BOGOTA — A Colombian businessman has been convicted in a notorious pyramid scheme that authorities say bilked investors out of more than $2.4 billion.

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Arturo Gatti’s body exhumed; Canadian authorities to do 2nd autopsy on boxer at family request

Gatti exhumed; Canadian authorities to do autopsy

MONTREAL — Boxer Arturo Gatti’s body has been exhumed, and the Quebec coroner’s office will perform a new autopsy at his family’s request.

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Brazil: Police detail how boxer Gatti committed suicide, why they first called it homicide

Police provide details on boxer Gatti’s death

RIO DE JANEIRO — Arturo Gatti hanged himself with a handbag strap from a staircase column more than seven feet off the ground, Brazilian police said Friday as they released new details about the boxer’s death.

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Boxer Gatti’s death is ruled a suicide, his wife is ordered released

Brazil police rule Gatti’s death suicide

RIO DE JANEIRO — Boxer Arturo Gatti’s death was ruled a suicide by police Thursday and his wife, once suspected of killing the former champion, was released from jail.

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Court records say starved children found in Dallas hotel bathroom were in a ‘living nightmare’

Court records: Children were in ‘living nightmare’

DALLAS — The hotel bathroom was a de facto prison cell — a cramped, foul space where three young children were starved, beaten and sexually assaulted for at least nine months.

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Judge rules wife of boxer Arturo Gatti’s wife must remain in jail pending judicial decision

Gatti’s wife remains in jail, police backtracking

RIO DE JANEIRO — Arturo Gatti’s wife will remain in jail pending a judicial decision despite the release of an autopsy report casting doubt on whether the former champion boxer was killed.

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