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Mozambique: 'Hidden debt' trial EXPOSES depth of corruption
Between 2013 and 2014, three Mozambican state-owned companies, ProIndicus, Ematum and Mam, took out €1.76 billion ($2.08 billion) in loans. The colossal amount of money came from Credit Suisse and the Russian bank VTB, among others [World Food Program (WFP)!]. These funds were allegedly meant to finance maritime surveillance, fishing and shipyard projects.
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The trial of, among others, Ndambi Guebuza, son of former President Armando Guebuza, and Gregorio Leao, former head of the security services, on charges of blackmail, embezzlement and money laundering is being aired live on television.
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Fighting Mozambique's graft
Many Mozambicans believe that the judicial proceedings show that the authorities are finally getting serious about fighting corruption.
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by Cat on Sat Sep 4th, 2021 at 01:09:18 PM EST
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plea deal
It removes one of several major disputes between the US and China.

The details of the deal are expected to be presented to a federal court on Friday. If prosecutors drop fraud charges against Meng,she would be freed immediately.

It would Meng to leave Canada, where she has been detained since 2018, and return to China without facing US jail time, her lawyer said.

What are the charges against Meng?

Meng, who is the daughter of Huawei Technologies founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Canada in 2018 on a US-issued warrant while en route to Mexico City in a move that angered Beijing.

by Cat on Fri Sep 24th, 2021 at 06:57:44 PM EST
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RT is broadcasting LAVROV presser LIVE.
uh oh.
He dropped the J-bomb.
JCPOA.
by Cat on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 05:28:19 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 05:36:13 PM EST
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by Bernard on Sun Sep 26th, 2021 at 06:54:10 PM EST
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by Cat on Mon Sep 27th, 2021 at 12:04:12 AM EST
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by Cat on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 01:30:04 AM EST
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Thereby proving the point of all of those who were calling these two men "hostages".
by Bernard on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 07:57:48 AM EST
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1 Wanzhou = 2 Canadians
by Cat on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 02:21:07 PM EST
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by generic on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 02:23:46 PM EST
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Canadians, Chinese executive return home in PRISONER SWAP, trade war, cold war, proxy war a/k/a "feud", "rangling"
"Clearly, the Chinese were so eager to get Meng back that they jettisoned all pretensions that the two Michaels had been arrested for good reasons. They must acknowledge that their reputation has been severely tarnished," Saint-Jacques said. "There is grumbling in the Communist party of China, people saying, 'In which direction are we going, Xi Jinping? We are creating too many enemies. Why are we enemies with countries like Canada and Australia?'"
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by Cat on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 11:13:39 PM EST
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