- BULGARIA / RUSSIA : Moscow Hits Sofia With $1.3 Billion Claim For Failed Nuke.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- UKRAINE : 27 April UPDATE: Barbie Doll Looking Model...Defends Appearance.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- MEXICO / USA : Wanted Narco Billionaire's 'Daughter' Arrested In San Diego.
- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA/ FRANCE : Actor Depardieu Parties With Dictator Kadyrov.
- MEXICO / USA: Despite Violence, Border Factories Bloom.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
12 September 2011
BRASIL / COLOMBIA / UKRAINE: 13 Sept. UPDATE: Bettors' Favorite Odessa An Also Ran In Miss Universe Contest.
After 3 weeks in Sao Paulo, 89 beautiful women from around the world...were winnowed down to just 5 finalists in the 60th Miss Universe contest.
Ukraine, touted by bookmakers as the likely winner...came in second after the Portuguese speaking crowd's favorite...Angola (above).
Ukraine's choice of Cleopatra as her role model for the crucial question segment may have been too controversial...but it was bold.
Beautiful and feisty Colombiana Catalina Robayo (right) was a 66-1 long shot...and made only the first cut of 16...with 6 other Latinas. A small controversy erupted about her...after some fotogs claimed that Robayo was not wearing underwear during a foto shoot.
Among the other 10 finalists...Brasil, Australia, a surfer from France (who knew!), Panama, Portugal and Costa Rica.