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OAS head quits amid graft scandal

The new director general of the Organisation of American States is resigning amid corruption allegations. Miguel Angel Rodriguez – who has been in the post for only two weeks – is accused of taking bribes during his tenure as president of Costa Rica. Mr Rodriguez has denied any wrongdoing, but said he would stand down from his present position on 15 October. The scandal is connected with payments made by the French telecommunications giant, Alcatel. Full Story

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