[JURIST] Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom [official website] on Tuesday said he will allow former president Alfonso Portillo [CIDOB profile, in Spanish] to be extradited to the US for trial. The charges against Portillo in the US stem from accusations of his involvement in money laundering and the embezzlement [AP report] of $1.5 million in foreign donations from Taiwan, which were to be used to buy schoolbooks for Guatemalan children. Instead, it is alleged that Portillo deposited the funds in various…

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