Florence Cassez http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25530/all en Mexico high court set to rule on case of Frenchwoman Cassez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/mexico-high-court-set-rule-case-frenchwoman-cassez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Supreme Court set to rule on case on Jan. 23</p> <p>* Lawyer confident that key evidence will be thrown out</p> <p>* Ruling could call for retrial</p> <p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Mexico's Supreme Court this month will review the case of a Frenchwoman imprisoned for kidnapping, and her lawyer is confident a ruling could pave the way for her eventual release.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/mexico-high-court-set-rule-case-frenchwoman-cassez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Florence Cassez Florence Cassez Hospitality Human Interest Judge Law Politics Supreme Court of Israel Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733473 at http://www.globalpost.com Court hearing offers lifeline to French woman jailed in Mexico http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/court-hearing-offers-lifeline-french-woman-jailed-mexico <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gabriel Stargardter</p> <p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday will review the case of a French woman serving a 60-year sentence for kidnapping, a conviction that has caused a long-running diplomatic spat with France.</p> <p>Florence Cassez, 38, was convicted in 2008 for participating in a kidnapping ring, but the legal process was riddled with irregularities, prompting criticism of Mexico's justice system and protests from France over her treatment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/court-hearing-offers-lifeline-french-woman-jailed-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Florence Cassez Florence Cassez Hospitality Human Interest Human rights abuses Law Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:15:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738168 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico court orders release of jailed Frenchwoman Cassez http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-18 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, who is serving a 60-year sentence for kidnapping, after judges said her trial was tainted.</p> <p>Federal officers arrested Cassez, 38, in 2005 at a ranch near Mexico City with her former boyfriend, Israel Vallarta, whom they accused of heading a kidnapping gang called the Zodiacs.</p> <p>A judge convicted her in 2008 after a closed-door trial with no jury, typical of most cases in Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/blank-headline-received-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Florence Cassez Florence Cassez Hospitality Human Interest Law Politics Supreme Court of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:00:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738477 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Mexico quashes Frenchwoman's kidnap charge after 7 years in jail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-mexico-court-ends-jail-ordeal-frenchwoman-cassez <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Case had strained diplomatic relations</p> <p>* Judges rule trial was tainted</p> <p>* Cassez wears bullet-proof vest as police take her to airport (Updates with Cassez flying to France)</p> <p>By Alexandra Alper</p> <p>MEXICO CITY, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's top court freed a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping on Wednesday, ruling that her trial was tainted and ending a seven-year imprisonment that strained ties with France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-mexico-court-ends-jail-ordeal-frenchwoman-cassez" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Criminal law Florence Cassez Florence Cassez French people Government Hospitality Human Interest Jury Kidnapping Law Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:16:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738532 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico rights panel to file criminal complaint over Cassez case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130314/mexico-rights-panel-file-criminal-complaint-over-cassez-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexico City, Mar 14 (EFE).- Mexico's top human rights body has called for a probe into more than a score of current and former federal law-enforcement officials for alleged rights violations of Frenchwoman Florence Cassez, who spent seven years in prison on a kidnapping conviction before Mexico's high court ordered her released in January.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130314/mexico-rights-panel-file-criminal-complaint-over-cassez-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime Florence Cassez Florence Cassez Hospitality Human Interest Human rights in Mexico Law Politics Agencia EFE Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:16:00 +0000 Agencia EFE 5783768 at http://www.globalpost.com France, Mexico mend ties after diplomatic spat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130715/france-mexico-mend-ties-after-diplomatic-spat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto met France's foreign minister Monday, turning the page on a diplomatic row over the arrest of a Frenchwoman who was freed this year.</p> <p>Meeting in Mexico City's historic National Palace, Pena Nieto and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announced the creation of a "Franco-Mexican Strategic Council" that includes ambassadors, business leaders and Mexican movie star Salma Hayek.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130715/france-mexico-mend-ties-after-diplomatic-spat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Florence Cassez French people Hospitality Law Politics Politics of France AFP Mon, 15 Jul 2013 23:34:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5884773 at http://www.globalpost.com Frenchwoman who was at center of diplomatic spat with Mexico weds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130722/frenchwoman-who-was-at-center-diplomatic-spat-mexico-weds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Paris, Jul 22 (EFE).- Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman who spent seven years in prison in Mexico on a kidnapping conviction and was ordered released by the Mexican Supreme Court in January on the basis of due process violations, has married a Franco-Mexican man, media reports said.</p> <p>The wedding took place Sunday in the northern French city of Dunkerque, the La Voix du Nord newspaper reported.</p> <p>Cassez married a man identified only as Fausto just six months after being released from the prison in Tepepan, the newspaper said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130722/frenchwoman-who-was-at-center-diplomatic-spat-mexico-weds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Florence Cassez Hospitality Human Interest Law Politics Agencia EFE Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:05:20 +0000 Agencia EFE 5890461 at http://www.globalpost.com French leader in Mexico to kick-start strained ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/french-leader-mexico-kick-start-strained-ties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French President Francois Hollande has arrived in Mexico City for a trip aimed at renewing relations that were rocked by the case of a Frenchwoman accused of kidnapping.</p> <p>Hollande landed in the Mexican capital late Wednesday for a two-day state visit that will include talks with President Enrique Pena Nieto, a visit to pre-Hispanic pyramids and a tour of French aviation industry factories in central Mexico.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/french-leader-mexico-kick-start-strained-ties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Florence Cassez François Hollande Hospitality Law Politics Valérie Trierweiler AFP Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:51:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6117975 at http://www.globalpost.com French leader in Mexico to kick-start strained ties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/french-leader-mexico-kick-start-strained-ties-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French President Francois Hollande arrived in Mexico City late Wednesday for a trip aimed at renewing relations that were rocked by the case of a Frenchwoman accused of kidnapping.</p> <p>Hollande landed in the Mexican capital just before midnight for a two-day state visit that will include talks with President Enrique Pena Nieto, a visit to pre-Hispanic pyramids and a tour of a French aviation industry factories in central Mexico.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/french-leader-mexico-kick-start-strained-ties-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Florence Cassez Government Hospitality Law Politics Politics of France AFP Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:21:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6118111 at http://www.globalpost.com France, Mexico open 'new page' after past tensions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/france-mexico-open-new-page-after-past-tensions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The presidents of France and Mexico kick-started relations between their nations on Thursday, putting behind past strains caused by the case of a Frenchwoman accused of kidnapping.</p> <p>Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto treated visiting French leader Francois Hollande to the full honors of a state visit, with cannon salvos at the Campo Marte military field in Mexico City.</p> <p>"Our two countries share a long, sometimes tumultuous, history, but always respectful," Hollande said at the start of his two-day visit.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/france-mexico-open-new-page-after-past-tensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Enrique Peña Nieto Florence Cassez François Hollande Hospitality Law Politics AFP Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:49:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6118407 at http://www.globalpost.com France, Mexico open 'new page' after past tensions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/france-mexico-open-new-page-after-past-tensions-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The presidents of France and Mexico kick-started relations between their nations on Thursday, putting behind past strains caused by the case of a Frenchwoman accused of kidnapping.</p> <p>Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto treated visiting French leader Francois Hollande to the full honors of a state visit, with cannon salvos at the Campo Marte military field in Mexico City.</p> <p>"Our two countries share a long, sometimes tumultuous, history, but always respectful," Hollande said at the start of his two-day visit.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140410/france-mexico-open-new-page-after-past-tensions-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Enrique Peña Nieto Florence Cassez François Hollande Hospitality Law Politics AFP Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:49:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6118408 at http://www.globalpost.com