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- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- COSTA RICA: Currency Intervention Predicted As Colon Surges Vs USD.
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- ART / HUMOR / SPAIN : 27 August UPDATE: Clever Jokers Post Their 'Restored' Versions Of Famous Images.
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- BRASIL: More Headaches For Dilma : Her VP's In-Law On Playboy Cover...And Chief Aide's Dubious Payment.
31 December 2011
New conservative PM Mariano Rajoy has proposed a more painful $19.3bn package of tax increases and spending cuts...because overspending by Spain's 17 autonomous regions was worse than expected.
Spain will post a likely budget deficit of 8% of GDP... two percent more than the government’s target.
Now...finally... some of the regional governments may be willing to surrender financial responsibilities...because past, free spending excesses have badly hobbled them.