All About Extradition

ELITES AND CRIME / 4 APR 2014

Declassified US State Department cables document how Alfonso Portillo, the former president of Guatemala who recently pled guilty to money-laundering charges in New York, refused a plea deal following his…

EXTRADITION / 28 MAR 2014

Authorities in Honduras have arrested a drug trafficker with connections to Colombia who is first in line for extradition to the United States under the country's 2012 extradition law, in…

ELITES AND CRIME / 19 MAR 2014

Former Guatemala President Alfonso Portillo has pleaded guilty to charges of accepting bribes and money laundering before a New York court, a turn of events that could spell trouble for…

ELITES AND CRIME / 18 MAR 2014

Guatemala's government has extradited longtime drug trafficking suspect Waldemar Lorenzana to the United States, a move that will please the US authorities and send shivers down the spine of the…

EXTRADITION / 7 MAR 2014

Guatemala's President Otto Perez has approved an extradition request from the United States for drug trafficker Waldemar Lorenzana, though the long delayed process underscores the difficulties in bringing major Guatemalan…

EL CHAPO / 24 FEB 2014

A US possible extradition request for captured kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may soon be arriving on Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's desk. But with US-Mexico relations chilly, extraditions falling…

ELITES AND CRIME / 8 OCT 2013

The US government's declaration of war on the Cachiros drug trafficking gang has sent a message to Honduras' economic and political elites that no one is safe -- but will the strategy…

EXTRADITION / 21 AUG 2013

Drug trafficker Sandra Avila Beltran, better known as Mexico's "Queen of the Pacific," will now face money laundering charges in Mexico following her quick release from US prison, alleviating fears…

EXTRADITION / 20 AUG 2013

The United States has declared the end of Mexico's once mighty Tijuana Cartel following the sentencing of kingpin Eduardo Arellano Felix to 15 years in prison -- a claim that…

EXTRADITION / 15 AUG 2013

In an attempt to placate US officials, Mexico has filed a provisional arrest warrant to facilitate the capture and extradition of former drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, a participant in…

EXTRADITION / 12 AUG 2013

A former Mexican drug lord responsible for the 1985 murder of a US DEA agent has walked free on a technicality after serving just 28 years of his 40 year…

COSTA RICA / 22 MAY 2013

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla has suggested the scandal surrounding her use of a jet linked to a Colombian drug trafficking suspect could be revenge for her attempts to push…

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