Latin America

Sanctuary Belize Execs Face $120M Judgment In Scam Suit

The operators of purported luxury development Sanctuary Belize will have to pay more than $120 million in addition to facing bans from certain business sectors after a Maryland federal judge ruled Friday that they had run a real estate scam that swindled American consumers…

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Commerce Dept. Opens 18-Nation Aluminum Trade Probe

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that it has opened a probe in response to petitions from U.S.-based metal producers that alleged potentially unfair practices in the aluminum trade involving 18 countries from across the globe…

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Brazilian Dad Wins Kid’s Return In Abduction Case At 1st Circ.

A First Circuit panel upheld a lower court’s ruling in favor of a Brazilian man who sued for the return of his daughter after the child’s mother took her to the United States, but the appellate judges tweaked the order to avoid taking sides in a custody dispute between the parents…

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US Enviro Group Sues In Mexico To Protect Hammerheads

A U.S. environmental advocacy organization announced on Wednesday that it has lodged a lawsuit in Mexico seeking to force the country’s natural resources regulator to add three species of hammerhead shark to its list of protected wildlife, saying the suit could be the first of its kind…

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3rd Circ. Says Physical Harm Not Necessary For Asylum Claim

The Third Circuit revived a Nicaraguan woman’s asylum petition on Friday, saying an immigration judge had erred in ruling that her claim couldn’t go forward because she hadn’t suffered physical harm during the course of her alleged past persecution…

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