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Latin America Digest: Cuba, Venezuela and Guatemala

July 20, 2010 |  7:36 pm


Havana -- Cuba has accused Chilean businessman Max Marambio, a former close friend of Fidel Castro, of bribery, fraud and other crimes, and summoned him to appear before investigators in a high-profile corruption case, according to a decree published Tuesday.

Caracas, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he would put a representative on the board of directors for opposition television station Globovision, the leftist leader's boldest move yet against his fiercest media critic.

Guatemala City -- Information once buried in Guatemalan police archives led a judge to send former police officers Hector Ramirez and Abraham Gomez to trial on accusations related to the forced disappearance of union leader Fernando Garcia in 1984.

--Times wire reports