South America

Code names of crooked politicians

Watch as a thief in Sao Paolo, Brazil steals a motorbike at gunpoint. A woman watches a pronouncement by Brazil’s President Michel Temer about his possible involvement with the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Picture: Eraldo Peres/AP THE politicians caught up in Brazil’s biggest ever corruption …

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US preparing arrest charges for Assange

US authorities have reportedly prepared charges to seek the arrest of Julian Assange. Picture: AFP AMERICAN authorities are preparing charges to seek the arrest of Julian Assange. The new claims, which have been reported by CNN, could mark a breakthrough in the long-running case if they eventuate. The Justice Department …

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Socialist government seizes factories

Protesters in the streets of Caracas, Venezuela, sang and threw tear gas canisters back at police as they faced a cloud of smoke and gas on April 20. Demonstrations resumed on Thursday following large-scale protests the previous day in which at least three people were killed, according to reports. Anti-government …

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Powerful earthquake rattles Chile

A strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake has rattled central Chile. Picture: Twitter A MAJOR earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has struck off the west coast of Chile, rocking the capital Santiago and generating at least two significant aftershocks. No major damage was immediately apparent, according to an assessment by Chile’s emergency services. …

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Was Cassie’s suitcase a decoy?

The mother of Australian woman Cassie Sainsbury, charged with drugs trafficking in Colombia speaks on radio. Courtesy: 3AW AN EXPERT on the South American drug trade said accused cocaine smuggler Cassandra Sainsbury may have been used as a decoy. Rusty Young wrote the book Marching Powder about the Bolivia’s infamous …

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‘She’s the talk of the town at the moment’

22-year-old South Australian woman Cassie Sainsbury could face up to 25 years in a Colombian prison after police allegedly found 5.8kg of cocaine in her suitcase, concealed inside 15 sets of headphones. Cassie Sainsbury, pictured with fiance Scotty Broadbridge, is awaiting trial on drug trafficking charges in Colombia’s El Buen …

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‘I don’t think she’s a drug mule’

Speaking to Channel Nine, Stuart Sainsbury expressed his concerns over the situation his daughter is in and would like to see her come home. Courtesy: Nine News A photo released by Colombia’s National Police press shows Australian Cassandra Sainsbury in handcuffs after she was arrested at the international airport in …

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‘Her explanation is not credible’

Cassandra Sainsbury’s family fears for her safety in an overcrowded Colombian jail. Picture: Instagram COLOMBIAN police believe Australian woman Cassie Sainsbury, arrested for allegedly having an estimated US$1 million (AU$1.3 million) worth of cocaine in her luggage, could have been working as a drug mule. Jorge Mendoza, the ports and …

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Cassie ‘was globetrotting before arrest’

The mother of Australian woman Cassie Sainsbury, charged with drugs trafficking in Colombia speaks on radio. Courtesy: 3AW Cassandra Sainsbury Instagram images. cassieleigh_p_t CASSANDRA Sainsbury was reportedly at the end of an international trip that included five countries in six months when she was arrested in Colombia. The Daily Mail …

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‘50 days’: Cassie’s cryptic post

Was Cassie Sainsbury on a ‘working holiday’ as she claims or running drugs, as authorities allege? Picture: Instagram ACCUSED Australian drug smuggler Cassie Sainsbury posted a series of cryptic social media comments in the lead-up to her ill-fated world trip, which culminated in her arrest at Colombia’s biggest airport last …

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