- 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 December 2011
Brasil's Ivete Sangalo sings 'Chove Chuva'/'It's raining rain'...with an arrangement and piano by musical master...Sergio Mendes.
This song is especially appropriate today...because Austin's sky is glowering...rain is predicted...and wildly hoped for.
Perhaps...finally...a real beginning of the end to the historic year-long drought here.
Saying goodbye to that lingering 'La Nina' pattern in the Pacific...some have called that 'little bitch'...would be welcome relief for a super thirsty Texas...and the very soggy Colombia and Venezuela.