- 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.
26 December 2011
USA / HONDURAS / EL SALVADOR / GUATEMALA : Growing Violence Spurs Peace Corps Honduran Departure And Review.
Growing narco violence has forced the USA's Peace Corps to pull out of Honduras.
It announced the withdrawal of all its 158 volunteers in January.
Meanwhile...new volunteer training for El Salvador and Guatemala...has also been halted.
The 222 volunteers in Guatemala and 113 volunteers in El Salvador...will remain.
Officials say a full program review will be conducted.