- ART / HUMOR / SPAIN : 27 August UPDATE: Clever Jokers Post Their 'Restored' Versions Of Famous Images.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- VENEZUELA: Growing As Hub For Drug Shipments.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- UKRAINE : 27 April UPDATE: Barbie Doll Looking Model...Defends Appearance.
- RUSSIA : Miss Russia Defends Pussy Riot Punkers; 4 Detained After Small Moscow Pussy Riot Protest.
- COSTA RICA / PERU / COLOMBIA : 17 May UPDATE : 2 More Aides Resign After Prez. Chinchilla Comes Under Fire For Free Flights On Alleged Narco Jet; Key Minister Resigns Over Flight From Bogus Person.
- 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.