- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- 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.'
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- 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.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- AUSTRALIA / USA : USA Navy Resumes Ship Sinking Exercises.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
- 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.
03 December 2011
RUSSIA: Election Monitor Chief Detained Before Parliament Vote; Widespread Corruption Eats Away Confidence.
Lilya Shibanova (above)...the leader of GOLOS...Russia's only independent election monitoring group...was detained at an airport for 12 hours ahead of tomorrow's parliamentary vote.
Shibanova was held for refusing to hand over her laptop "for checking"...fearing it would be confiscated.
Just yesterday...GOLOS was fined $1,000 for allegedly violating election law.
GOLOS says it has received over 5,000 election complaints...many involving Putin's United Russia party.
AND: a revealing report about widespread Russian corruption: How many lowly bureaucrats and pols live in mansions and drive expensive cars on small state salaries.
But most shocking...is the case of whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky (above)...who discovered massive fraud...revealed it...and died in prison because of it.