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*Corruption arrests unprecedented in Cuba. HAVANA, May 24- The trial of a Canadian businessman who bribed Cuban officials ended on Friday after two days of testimony, but there was no word on the outcome in a case closely watched by Havana's foreign business community.
*Corruption arrests unprecedented in Cuba. Canada's ambassador to Cuba, Matthew Levin, attended the trial but did not speak to reporters. The arrests were unprecedented for Cuba, where foreign businessmen suspected of corruption are usually deported.
The closed trial of 53- year-old Sarkis Yacoubian, originally from Armenia and the owner of import firm Tri-Star Caribbean, was expected to last two days. Canada's ambassador to Cuba, Matthew Levin, did not speak to reporters as he walked in the front gate.
HAVANA, May 23- A Canadian businessman who has confessed to bribing Cuban officials was scheduled to go on trial in Havana on Thursday, almost two years after his arrest in a sweeping government crackdown on corruption.
HAVANA, May 14- Canadian and British executives of three foreign businesses shut in 2011 by Cuban authorities, ostensibly for corrupt practices, have been charged after more than a year in custody and are expected to go on trial soon, sources close to the cases told Reuters.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 3- Florida legislators, following a trend among states bouncing back from the national recession, adopted a record $74.5 billion spending plan on Friday and adjourned their 2013 lawmaking session.
Fistfights broke out in Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday during an angry session linked to the South American nation's bitter election dispute.
*Obama says Guantanamo situation "not sustainable". WASHINGTON, April 30- Saying it was damaging to U.S. interests to keep holding prisoners in legal limbo at Guantanamo, President Barack Obama renewed an old vow on Tuesday to close the camp, where about 100 inmates are on hunger strike to protest against their years in detention without trial.
WASHINGTON, April 30- President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to make a new push to close the Guantanamo detention center, where about 100 inmates are on hunger strike, saying it was damaging to U.S. interests to keep holding prisoners there in legal limbo.
President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to make a new push to close the Guantanamao detention camp, saying his administration would re-engage with Congress in an attempt to overcome obstacles to shutting the facility. "It needs to be closed," Obama told a White House news conference. "
HAVANA, April 28- On weekend nights in Havana, young hipsters fill the sidewalks at a busy intersection near the seafront and spill into the park below, passing rum bottles between them, smoking cigarettes and playing guitars.
WASHINGTON, April 22- The ethnic Chechen college student suspected in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings will not be treated as an enemy combatant in the legal proceedings, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Monday. The White House rejected those appeals.
*OPEC nation facing new chapter of uncertainty. CARACAS, April 15- Opposition leader Henrique Capriles on Monday called on Venezuelans to take to the streets and peacefully demand a vote recount if election authorities formally proclaim Hugo Chavez's chosen successor as the next president.
*Nicolas Maduro wins election by tiny margin. *OPEC nation facing new chapter of uncertainty. CARACAS, April 15- Late socialist leader Hugo Chavez's chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro, won Venezuela's presidential election by a whisker but now faces opposition protests plus a host of economic and political challenges in the OPEC nation.
CARACAS, April 14- Nicolas Maduro, a former bus driver who became late socialist leader Hugo Chavez's protege, narrowly won Venezuela's presidential election on Sunday but his rival refused to accept the result and demanded a recount.
CARACAS, April 14- Both sides in an election to choose a successor to Venezuela's late leader Hugo Chavez expressed confidence of victory after Sunday's vote, raising fears that the official result could be contested.
CARACAS, April 14- Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles charged on Sunday there was a plot to change the result of the country's presidential election, which will decide if a longtime loyalist continues Hugo Chavez's self-styled socialist revolution.
CARACAS, April 14- Venezuelans lined up on Sunday to vote whether to honor Hugo Chavez's dying wish for a longtime loyalist to continue his hardline socialism or hand power to a young challenger vowing business-friendly changes.
April 14- Venezuelan acting President Nicolas Maduro and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles square off in Sunday's election to determine who will succeed socialist leader Hugo Chavez, who died of cancer last month.
CARACAS, April 14- Venezuelans decide on Sunday whether to honor Hugo Chavez's dying wish for a longtime loyalist to continue his hardline socialism or hand power to a young challenger vowing business-friendly changes.