Asuncion, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Paraguayan judge Gustavo Amarilla confirmed the beginning of a trial for alleged money laundering and criminal association against legislator Erico Galeano as of this Thursday, the day the Electoral Justice proclaimed him senator-elect. The authority stated to the ABC Color newspaper that the trial ratification of the accused, until now a member of the Chamber of Deputies, is possible according to the Law because that instance on Thursday notified against him a deprivation of special rights, which was long debated by the public opinion.
Asuncion, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Paraguay is currently considered one of the leading nations in the successful development of industrial hemp, according to experts from the Latin American Industrial Hemp Association (LAIHA), which is committed to the promotion of this sector in the continent.
Santiago de Chile, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Francisco Frei, brother of former president Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle (1994-2000), is on Thursday a fugitive from justice in Chile, which convicted him of fraud, misappropriation and forgery, among other crimes.
Brasilia, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) on Thursday convicted former President Fernando Collor, on the grounds that he committed crimes of passive corruption and money laundering.
Brasilia, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The new Venezuelan ambassador to Brazil Manuel Vadell handed over his diplomatic credentials to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in an act to reestablish relations between the two countries, the press on Thursday confirmed.
Paris, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Fine artists and photographers from Latin America and those dedicating part of their work to that region on Thursday joined paths in the beginning of the 10th edition of the "Weeks of Latin America and the Caribbean" in France.
Havana, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban lawmakers to the National Assembly of People's Power (ANPP, Parliament) are on Thursday assessing a social communication bill during the 2nd extraordinary session of the legislative body in its 10th Legislature.
Beirut, May 25 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary General of Lebanon's Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, on Thursday highlighted the cohesion and firmness of the known axis of resistance to confront the US-Israeli project in the region.