- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- BRASIL / ITALY / GUATEMALA / USA / RUSSIA: 1 Dead, 7 Injured In Rio Fuel Tanks Fires/ Blasts; Ruby Heartstealer Admits Lying About Silvio's Sex Parties, Money; Ex-Prez Alfonso Portillo Extradited To USA For Money Laundering; Moscow Bans VKontakte By 'Mistake.'
- UKRAINE / EU / RUSSIA : Pressure Builds On Yanukovych; Yulia's Treatment Is Euro 2012 PR Blunder; Putin Backs Kyiv.
- RUSSIA / AZERBAIJAN / DENMARK / EUROVISION 2013 / IMAGES: 21 May UPDATE: Moscow Outraged By Azeri Vote Problems; Denmark Won Finals...That Featured Lesbian Kiss; Germans Blame Poor Showing On Merkel.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- AUSTRALIA / USA : USA Navy Resumes Ship Sinking Exercises.
- MEXICO/ USA : 11 Oct. UPDATE: Navy Admits Killing Top Zetas Leader Lazcano...Was Accident; 'La Ardilla' Smirks Over His Arrest For Falcon Lake Murder; Analysis Of Calderon's 'Kill The Capos' Plan.
- UKRAINE / GERMANY : Official Blasts Hotels...As 'Bandits And Thieves'...Over Euro 2012 Housing Costs; Movie About Legendary Nazi Football Defeat Worries Officials.
28 December 2011
ARGENTINA / VENEZUELA : 29 Dec UPDATE: Chavez Speculates on LatAm Leaders Cancer Cluster After President Cristina Fernandez's Thyroid Cancer Revelation.
Another Latin American leader is diagnosed with cancer.
This time is it President Cristina Fernandez, 58...with papillary thyroid cancer.
She will have surgery on 4 January...and be absent until at least 24 January.
A spokesman said that the cancer was detected on 22 December...and “has not metastasized."
Thyroid cancer has a high survival rate...with 95% of patients living at least 10 years.
Former Economy Minister...guitar playing, motorcycle riding new Vice President Amado Boudou, 49...will be in charge until her return.
The Fernandez/Boudou ticket won a landslide victory in October.
Brasil's current President Dilma Rousseff, her predecessor Lula da Silva, Paraguay’s Fernando Lugo and Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez have all been treated for cancer in recent years.
AND: NEW!!! President Hugo Chavez thinks the USA may have been up to something foul in Latin America...with 5 top leaders recently afflicted with cancer.
"Would it be so strange that they've invented the technology to spread cancer and we won't know about it for 50 years," he mused.
"It is very hard to explain, even with the law of probabilities, what has been happening to some leaders in Latin America. It's at the very least strange, very strange."