- 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.
01 January 2012
COSTA RICA / CZECH REPUBLIC / UK : 3 Jan UPDATE: Brit Held For Czech Woman's Camp Murder....Was Wanted By Interpol.
A 20-year-old British backpacker...Alfred Mill Saunders...the son of 2 prominent UK academics...was being sought by Interpol for possible sex crimes and barbaric acts...but was allowed to enter Costa Rica.
He is in jail for at least 6 months...alleged to have repeatedly stabbed to death...Czech student Alexandra 'Sasa' Drbohlavova, 22.
Police believe it was a frenzied sexual assault...at the campsite of Finca La Libertad...125 north-west of San Jose.
Drbohlavova was an environmental volunteer.