Pompeo: US will not back opposition's bid to participate in Maduro's 'electoral farce'
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Thursday that the United States will not recognize the results of the December parliamentary elections organized by Nicolas Maduro, despite the controversial decision by some members of the Venezuelan opposition to participate in the ballot.“Conditions for free and fair elections do not exist in Venezuela,” Pompeo said in a statement. “We, and our democratic partners in Venezuela and the international community, will not contribute to legitimizing yet another electoral fraud carried out by the Maduro regime.”Recent statements by former presidential candida...
Shareholder sues Tribune Publishing and its board, alleges 'poison pill' takeover defense plan is 'overreach of corporate power'
A Tribune Publishing shareholder is suing the Chicago-based newspaper company and its board, alleging the adoption in July of a so-called poison pill, is “an extremely aggressive overreach of corporate power.”The lawsuit, filed Friday in Delaware Chancery Court on behalf of the Vladimir Gusinsky Revocable Trust, seeks class-action status and a court order preventing Tribune Publishing from invoking the plan.The same family trust filed a separate lawsuit Friday against suburban Chicago-based aviation services company AAR, challenging its poison pill plan. Bloomberg Law was first to report on th...