- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- VENEZUELA: Growing As Hub For Drug Shipments.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- UKRAINE : 27 April UPDATE: Barbie Doll Looking Model...Defends Appearance.
- ART / HUMOR / SPAIN : 27 August UPDATE: Clever Jokers Post Their 'Restored' Versions Of Famous Images.
- URUGUAY: Foreigners Rush To Buy Farm Land.
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- ARGENTINA: Bond Appeal Surging On Exports And Debt Restructure; Beating Ukraine For Yield For Now.
- RUSSIA : Miss Russia Defends Pussy Riot Punkers; 4 Detained After Small Moscow Pussy Riot Protest.
30 December 2011
2011 may go down as the most violent year in Venezuela's history.
An NGO says it is on pace to set a new record for murders...with 19,336 killed...an average of 53 per day...based on government stats.
However...with the NGO's own stats...the rate is even higher...67 per 100,000...surpassing Colombia and even Mexico.
But Honduras may still hold the record for Latin America.
In 2010...it recorded 82 murders per 100,000.
It is so violent there that the USA's Peace Corps will withdraw all its volunteers in January.