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Aug 3, 2015

Donald Trump’s companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Donald Trump is staking his run for
U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But
this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-Lago Club
resort in Florida, applied to import 70 foreign workers to serve
as cooks, wait staff and cleaners.

A Reuters analysis of U.S. government data reveals that this
is business as usual in the New York property magnate’s empire.

Aug 1, 2015

Exclusive: Donald Trump’s companies have sought visas to import at least 1,100 workers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Donald Trump is staking his run for U.S. president in part on a vow to protect American jobs. But this month, one of his companies, the elite Mar-a-Lago Club resort in Florida, applied to import 70 foreign workers to serve as cooks, wait staff and cleaners.

A Reuters analysis of U.S. government data reveals that this is business as usual in the New York property magnate’s empire.

Jul 31, 2015

Argentine exec in FIFA case pleads not guilty to U.S. charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The former chairman of an
Argentina-based sports marketing business, one of 14 people
indicted in a corruption case that has roiled the soccer world’s
governing body FIFA, pleaded not guilty in a U.S. court on
Friday.

Alejandro Burzaco, an Argentine businessman who was the
former general manager and chairman of Torneos y Competencias
SA, appeared in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, after being
extradited to the United States from Italy.

Jul 27, 2015

Analysis: Pressure from U.S. prosecutors may be best chance of FIFA reform

NEW YORK, July 26 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors could
eventually try to impose a court-appointed monitor on FIFA to
ensure that soccer’s corruption-hit governance body cleans up
its act, according to attorneys who have helped troubled
companies and other entities to reform.

FIFA’s decision last week to establish its own task force to
propose reforms has been blasted by critics who say the
organization has shown over many years it is incapable of
transforming from within.

Jul 26, 2015

Pressure from U.S. prosecutors may be best chance of FIFA reform

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors could eventually try to impose a court-appointed monitor on FIFA to ensure that soccer’s corruption-hit governance body cleans up its act, according to attorneys who have helped troubled companies and other entities to reform.

FIFA’s decision last week to establish its own task force to propose reforms has been blasted by critics who say the organization has shown over many years it is incapable of transforming from within.

Jul 10, 2015

Exclusive: Miami company described in U.S. soccer case as agreeing to pay bribe

By Mica Rosenberg and David Ingram

(Reuters) – A Miami-based affiliate of Spanish media giant Imagina group is one of the unidentified sports marketing companies alleged in a U.S. indictment to have agreed to pay a bribe in a global soccer corruption scandal, sources told Reuters.

The company is Media World, a subsidiary of Imagina US, according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. Imagina US is a subsidiary of the Barcelona-based Imagina group.

Jul 10, 2015

Miami company described in U.S. soccer case as agreeing to pay bribe-sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Miami-based affiliate of Spanish
media giant Imagina group is one of the unidentified sports
marketing companies alleged in a U.S. indictment to have agreed
to pay a bribe in a global soccer corruption scandal, sources
told Reuters.

The company is Media World, a subsidiary of Imagina US,
according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke on
condition of anonymity. Imagina US is a subsidiary of the
Barcelona-based Imagina group.

Jul 10, 2015

Exclusive: Miami company described in U.S. soccer case as agreeing to pay bribe – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Miami-based affiliate of Spanish media giant Imagina group is one of the unidentified sports marketing companies alleged in a U.S. indictment to have agreed to pay a bribe in a global soccer corruption scandal, sources told Reuters.

The company is Media World, a subsidiary of Imagina US, according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. Imagina US is a subsidiary of the Barcelona-based Imagina group.

Jul 10, 2015

Exclusive: Miami company described in U.S. football case as agreeing to pay bribe – sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Miami-based affiliate of Spanish media giant Imagina group is one of the unidentified sports marketing companies alleged in a U.S. indictment to have agreed to pay a bribe in a global football corruption scandal, sources told Reuters.

The company is Media World, a subsidiary of Imagina US, according to two sources familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity. Imagina US is a subsidiary of the Barcelona-based Imagina group.

Jun 25, 2015

Lawyer for indicted Costa Rican football official says U.S. case absurd

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A lawyer for a Costa Rican football official arrested in Switzerland last month on corruption charges, said there is no evidence his client took bribes or participated in a criminal enterprise, and called the prosecution “a legal absurdity.”

Eduardo Li, who served as the president of the Costa Rican football federation, is being detained in Switzerland along with six other football officials as part of a sweeping U.S. indictment alleging bribery, money laundering and wire fraud involving more than $150 million (£96 milliom).

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      "I cover commodities and general news in Mexico and Central America and as part of the team in Latin America reported on the outbreak of swine flu, a coup in Honduras and the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. Before Mexico, I was based in Guatemala for two years."
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