- EU / CROATIA : Zagreb Now Set To Become EU Member #28...In 2013.
- PHILIPPINES /USA : Stranded US Naval Warship Finally Dismantled.
- COSTA RICA: Currency Intervention Predicted As Colon Surges Vs USD.
- ITALY: 12 Dec UPDATE: Is Silvio's 'Friend'...Key Sex Trial Witness Ruby The Heart Stealer...On The Run? Ruby Finally Surfaces...In Mexico!
- PERU: Sand Fly Bite...Morphs Into Horror Story For American.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- BRASIL : Dilma Wins Port Privatization Approval From Congress.
- MUSIC FOR MONDAY: From SWEDEN / AZERBAIJAN : Eurovision Winner Loreen Sings "Euphoria."
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- VENEZUELA :6 March UPDATE: Shooting At Caracas Opposition Rally Wounds Capriles Supporter.
12 November 2011
Two days after being kidnapping...USA Major League Baseball player Wilson Ramos was rescued...alive...after a 15 minute gunfight...by security forces Friday night...in mountains close to where he was taken in Valencia.
The kidnapping of the rookie starting catcher for the Washington Nationals was a major embarrassment for Venezuela.
It used a large security force to search for Ramos.
Four young Venezuelans were arrested...and 4 others...identified as Colombians...escaped.
Two senior citizens were also arrested for harboring and feeding the captors.