- 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!
- SERBIA / HUMOR : TV Show Pranks PM...With X Rated View.
- PERU: Sand Fly Bite...Morphs Into Horror Story For American.
- BRASIL : Dilma Wins Port Privatization Approval From Congress.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- MUSIC FOR MONDAY: From SWEDEN / AZERBAIJAN : Eurovision Winner Loreen Sings "Euphoria."
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
22 December 2011
MEXICO: 23 Dec. UPDATE : 16 Dead In Veracruz State After Governor Fires Entire Veracruz City Police Dept.
Just a day after the governor of Veracruz fired the entire police force in the city of Veracruz...at least 16 people were killed in narco violence in the state...in Tampico...and El Higo...where men ambushed 3 buses...and killed 7 passengers.
It was a drastic move to root out Veracruz corruption...to dismiss 800 police and 300 office workers.
The navy and state police will take-over their duties.
An official said :" The fired officers can apply to the new force but will face tougher standards."
TO READ: AP: Training new police will take 10 months...in this important port city of 700,000.