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What to expect from Ecuador’s new president

 04/19/2017 - 03:51
Members of Ecuadorian military forces guard electoral packages of the second round of the last presidential elections in Quito, Ecuador, on 18 April 2017. EFE/Jose Jacome

Ecuador"s National Electoral Council (CNE) kicked off the recount of more than 1.2 million of the votes cast during the presidential election last April 2 that pitted the ruling party"s Lenin Moreno against opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso to choose the successor to President Rafael Correa.

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Members of Ecuadorian military forces guard electoral packages of the second round of the last presidential elections in Quito, Ecuador, on 18 April 2017. EFE/Jose Jacome

Brazil's Odebrecht to pay $2.6bn fine for corruption

 04/18/2017 - 04:53
Odebrecht headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Dec. 22, 2016. EFE/SEBASTIAO MOREIRA

The US charged Odebrecht with bribery in 12 countries in Latin America, with some bribes flowing through US banks.

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Odebrecht headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Dec. 22, 2016. EFE/SEBASTIAO MOREIRA

US strengthens measures against undocumented migrants

 04/12/2017 - 02:39
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (L) visits the Mariposa border in Nogales, Arizona, United States, 11 April 2017, as part of his visit to the border between Mexico and the US. EFE/Gary Williams
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Donald Trump administration will send more immigration judges to detention centers on the border with Mexico and greater efforts will be made to punish undocumented migrants who reenter the country after being deported.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions (L) visits the Mariposa border in Nogales, Arizona, United States, 11 April 2017, as part of his visit to the border between Mexico and the US. EFE/Gary Williams

Dimite el gobernador de Alabama por un escándalo sexual que amenazaba con su destitución

 04/11/2017 - 02:52
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned from office April 10 after a year-long scandal. He was facing impeachment charges.EFE/DAN ANDERSON
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El hasta ahora gobernador de Alabama, el republicano Robert Bentley, renunció hoy a su cargo arrinconado por un escándalo que tiene su origen en un romance extramatrimonial y que amenazaba con su destitución.

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El gobernador de Alabama, Robert Bentley, dimitió de su puesto el pasado 10 de Abril tras verse implicado en un escándalo extramatrimonial. Sobre su cargo pesaban amenazas de destitución. EFE/DAN ANDERSON

Alabama's governor resigns to avoid impeachment amid allegations of affair

 04/11/2017 - 02:42
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned from office April 10 after a year-long scandal. He was facing impeachment charges.EFE/DAN ANDERSON
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Robert Bentley stepped down to avoid impeachment, pleading guilty to charges that arose during the investigation of an alleged affair with top aide

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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned from office April 10 after a year-long scandal. He was facing impeachment charges.EFE/DAN ANDERSON

Nunes under ethical investigation

 04/06/2017 - 13:09
Devin Nunes announced today, April 6, 2017, that he is inhibited from investigating alleged nexuses between Russia and President Donald Trump that his committee makes, in the face of ethical doubts raised by his behavior. EFE / Shawn Thew
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Deputy Devin Nunes has announced that he will withdraw from the investigation into the links between Russia and Trump after being under ethical investigation for allegedly sharing confidential information.

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Devin Nunes announced today, April 6, 2017, that he is inhibited from investigating alleged nexuses between Russia and President Donald Trump that his committee makes, in the face of ethical doubts raised by his behavior. EFE / Shawn Thew

[OP-ED]: Hispanics need you to go to bat for them

 04/06/2017 - 09:36
Chicago’s immigrant community was horrified that their worst fears had come true. Emboldened by the Trump administration’s vow to “take the shackles off” of ICE agents and reprioritize any unlawfully present immigrants for deportation, the focus is no longer on those with the most severe criminal convictions. ThinkstockPhotos
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Last year, in the Harvard Business Review, Avivah Wittenberg-Cox wrote that in order to get more women and minorities into corporate America, diversity initiatives must harness the credibility, power and political capital of white men.

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Chicago’s immigrant community was horrified that their worst fears had come true. Emboldened by the Trump administration’s vow to “take the shackles off” of ICE agents and reprioritize any unlawfully present immigrants for deportation, the focus is no longer on those with the most severe criminal convictions. ThinkstockPhotos

District 197th Elections: More of the same?

 03/27/2017 - 12:31
The extraordinary elections of District 197, on Tuesday, March 21, were characterized by absenteeism at the polls, only 6 percent of registered voters exercised their right to vote. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick / AL DAY News

Democratic candidate Emilio Vazquez won with just over 1,950 votes. Candidates Lucinda Little and Cheri Honkala reported alleged acts of electoral fraud.

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The extraordinary elections of District 197, on Tuesday, March 21, were characterized by absenteeism at the polls, only 6 percent of registered voters exercised their right to vote. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DIA News

[OP-ED]: Philadelphia DA Seth Williams: Cold to Injustice/Hot for Corruption?

 03/24/2017 - 15:41
At the very time Williams campaigned in 2009 on changing DA Office culture – like refusal to correct injustices – he engaged in the same conduct he condemned by rejecting pleas to help those cousins.
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The 50-page federal indictment released recently that charged Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams with 23 counts of corrupt misconduct did not reference an egregious injustice committed by Williams that revolved around defiant refusal to acknowledge grievous errors.

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At the very time Williams campaigned in 2009 on changing DA Office culture – like refusal to correct injustices – he engaged in the same conduct he condemned by rejecting pleas to help those cousins.

Williams finally indicted

 03/22/2017 - 18:54
Seth Williams has been in indicted on 21 counts.

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