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Italy Recalls Its Ambassador to Brazil After Release of Fugitive

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Italy has recalled its ambassador to Brazil in an escalating dispute over the South American country’s decision not to extradite Italian fugitive Cesare Battisti. Foreign Minister Franco Frattini recalled Ambassador Gherardo La Francesca to Rome on Friday to discuss Italy’s options, saying the court’s decision was a political decision, not a legal one. Brazilian authorities […]

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Italy Condemns Brazil for Releasing Fugitive

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Italy are expressing outrage over Brazil’s decision to free an Italian fugitive wanted for murder. Victims and officials described as a slap in the face the ruling Wednesday by Brazil’s Supreme Court to release former left-wing militant Cesare Battisti. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini promised to pursue his country’s claims with the International […]

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Brazil Rejects Battisti Extradition to Italy

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Brazil’s Supreme Court has ruled against extraditing an Italian fugitive wanted for four murders dating from the 1970s, a decision that could raise tensions between Brazil and Italy. The court Wednesday said the former left-wing militant, Cesare Battisti, can remain in Brazil. The top court’s ruling upholds last year’s decision by then-President Luiz Inacio Lula […]

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