Judge rules Gatti’s wife must remain in jail pending decision on release request

Gatti’s wife ordered to remain in jail

RIO DE JANEIRO — A Brazilian judge says Arturo Gatti’s wife will remain in jail despite an autopsy report raising doubts about suspicions that she strangled the former boxing champion.

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Peru’s Fujimori convicted of embezzlement, sentenced to 7 1/2 years for $15 million payoff

Fujimori sentenced to 7 1/2 years for embezzlement

LIMA, Peru — A Peruvian court has sentenced Alberto Fujimori to 7 1/2 years in prison for embezzlement after the former president admitted illegally paying his spy chief $15 million in state funds.

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Venezuelan prosecutors bring new charges against head of anti-Chavez television channel

Prosecutors charge head of anti-Chavez TV channel

CARACAS, Venezuela — Prosecutors filed new charges against the head of an opposition-aligned TV news channel Friday, accusing him of usury and conspiracy to commit a crime tied to the seizure of 24 new vehicles on his property.

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Chilean man convicted of murder, sex assault in 1997 death of University of Colorado student

Chilean found guilty in Colo. student’s slaying

BOULDER, Colo. — A jury has convicted Diego Olmos Alcalde of first-degree murder in the 1997 death of a University of Colorado student.

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Venezuela’s plan to annul some pharmaceutical patents raises concerns over medicine supply

Pharmaceutical patents targeted in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan officials plan to invalidate some pharmaceutical patents and allow domestic manufacturers to produce licensed medicines, an action that could cause shortages and scare off foreign investment, industry leaders said Sunday.

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Boy in international custody battle reportedly tells psychologist he wants to stay in Brazil

Transcript: Boy says he wants to stay in Brazil

BRASILIA, Brazil — A 9-year-old boy at the center of an international custody battle told a psychologist he wants to stay with his stepfamily in Brazil rather than return to the U.S. with his biological father, according to a transcript of the interview.

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Colombia court denies US extradition request for rebel accused of holding Americans captive

Court: No extradition for alleged rebel jailer

BOGOTA — Colombia’s Supreme Court is denying Washington’s request to extradite a leftist rebel accused of holding captive three U.S. military contractors.

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Summary box: Goldman international custody battle

Summary box: Goldman international custody battle

LATEST DEVELOPMENTS: Brazil’s Supreme Court on Wednesday rebuffs a bid to block the return of a 9-year-old boy to the United States to live with his father, David Goldman, of Tinton Falls, New Jersey. However, it says Brazil’s federal court must consider an appeal from the boy’s stepfamily, who want him to remain in Brazil.

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Argentine priest convicted of sexual abuse at foundation for youths, sentenced to 15 years

Argentine priest convicted of sexually abusing boy

BUENOS AIRES — A Roman Catholic priest who won fame running an Argentine foundation for poor youths was convicted Wednesday of sexually molesting a boy who participated in the program. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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Brazilian attorney: Immediate return of boy with American father unlikely

Boy unlikely to return quickly from Brazil to US

SAO PAULO — An attorney for a New Jersey man seeking to regain custody of his son says that even if Brazil’s supreme court rules in his client’s favor, the boy cannot depart immediately for the U.S..

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