- 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.
02 December 2011
VENEZUELA / ARGENTINA : Hugo Paints Nestor...For Cristina; Chavez Hosts CELAC Summit...Without USA, Canada.
Since his serious cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatments...President Hugo Chavez has taken up painting.
He unveiled his newest oeuvres...several portraits of recently deceased Argentine president Nestor Kirchner...for his widow...just re-elected President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Chavez also announced that the paintings will hang in a cabinet meeting room dedicated to Nestor's memory.
ALSO: In Caracas...Chavez is presiding over a 2-day...33-nation LatAm/Caribe (CELAC) summit...that excludes the USA and Canada.
It was first scheduled 6 months ago...but was postponed because of Chavez's cancer.