US Designated Re-appointed Guatemalan AG for Significant Corruption

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Guatemalan Attorney General Maria Consuelo Porras Argueta de Porres (“Porras”) was officially designated by the United States for “significant corruption” after being reappointed for a second 4-year term. Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei reappointed Porras for a second term on Monday, …

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Trump Spokesman Sues Capitol Riot Committee Over Financial Records

Former President Donald Trump’s current spokesman, Taylor Budowich, has sued the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol over access to his financial records. On Friday, Budowich filed a lawsuit that seeks to prevent his bank, …

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Jimmy Lai, Democracy Activists Convicted for Joining Tiananmen Vigil

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai, and two other prominent activists, were convicted on Thursday for taking part in a banned Tiananmen vigil in 2020. Lai, along with former journalist Gwyneth Ho and rights lawyer Chow Hang Tung were convicted …

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UN Libya Envoy Jan Kubis Resigns Weeks Before Presidential Elections

The United Nations Special Envoy for Libya, Jan Kubis has resigned weeks ahead of Libya’s highly-anticipated and controversial presidential election. This comes as German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris have pressed …

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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activist Tony Chung Jailed Under Security Law

A court sentenced Hong Kong student activist Tony Chung to three years and seven months in prison on Nov. 23 under the controversial national security law. Chung, 20, became the youngest person to be convicted under the security law since …

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