- EU / CROATIA : Zagreb Now Set To Become EU Member #28...In 2013.
- COSTA RICA: Currency Intervention Predicted As Colon Surges Vs USD.
- PHILIPPINES /USA : Stranded US Naval Warship Finally Dismantled.
- 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.
24 December 2011
Thousands of women around the world have breast implants...made from industrial silicone...reportedly used for mattresses...by the bankrupt and disgraced French film PIP.
They are especially common in Venezuela, Brasil, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina.
At least 25,000 were implanted in Brasil before they were banned in 2010.
France has announced that it will pay its 30,000 citizens to have them removed before they rupture.
Some countries have reported abnormally high rupture rates.
The French health ministry admits there is no proven cancer risk from the faulty implants.
Interpol is seeking the French executive responsible for the switch...Jean-Claude Mas, 72 (foto)...last seen in Costa Rica.