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Supreme Court upholds Messi sentence.

Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona football star lodged an appeal.The Argentina international and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were in July 2016 found guilty of using companies in Belize, ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Lionel Messi's 21-month prison sentence in tax fraud case is upheld, but he is not expected to serve any jail time.

Manu Fernandez/AP The Supreme Court in Spain has upheld a 21-month prison sentence for Argentine football star Lionel Messi and his father in the appeal of their tax fraud case. Neither are expected to serve any jail time. According to a Reuters report, sentences under two years in length in Spain can be served as ...

- Business Insider - US

Belize launches investigation into money laundering by Yanukovych, Manafort – Bloomberg.

Belize authorities have launched an investigation into money laundering by former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and American political advisor Paul Manafort, according to Bloomberg.


Threat to people of Caribbean, Pacific islands looms.

BELIZE CITY, Belize , A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States in the Caribbean and in the Pacific are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels.In addition to coastal erosion, rising sea levels are expected to negatively ...

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