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  • Keino denies wrongdoing, tells AP he didn't control money

    Kip Keino denied wrongdoing in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal in an interview with The Associated Press and didn't appear in court as expected Friday, with prosecutors given more time to investigate if he was involved in the misuse of more than $545,000. Keino was one of seven Kenyan...

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  • Afghans set to vote despite Taliban threats, corruption

    Afghans will return to the polls for parliamentary elections on Saturday, hoping to bring change to a corrupt government that has lost nearly half the country to the Taliban. In the eight years since Afghanistan last held parliamentary elections, a resurgent Taliban have carried out...

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  • Mexico prosecutors find fraud in Venezuela food aid program

    Prosecutors said Thursday that people linked to the Venezuelan government and Mexican companies conspired to overcharge Venezuela for basic food aid packages. Known as "CLAP" packages, the food is supposedly subsidized by Venezuela's socialist administration to provide a bare level of...

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  • The Latest: Mexico says first caravan migrants at border

    Mexico’s foreign ministry says government officials at its southern border with Guatemala have started assisting the early arrivals from a caravan of some 3,000 Honduran migrants that has drawn sharp criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump

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  • Mexico prosecutors find fraud in Venezuela food aid program

    Mexican prosecutors say people linked to the Venezuelan government and Mexican companies conspired to overcharge Venezuela for basic food aid packages

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  • Guatemala lawmakers lower penalty for illicit campaign money

    Guatemalan lawmakers have passed a bill dramatically reducing prison sentences for electoral financing crimes, acting as President Jimmy Morales is under suspicion of receiving illicit campaign funds

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