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- BRASIL / ITALY / GUATEMALA / USA / RUSSIA: 1 Dead, 7 Injured In Rio Fuel Tanks Fires/ Blasts; Ruby Heartstealer Admits Lying About Silvio's Sex Parties, Money; Ex-Prez Alfonso Portillo Extradited To USA For Money Laundering; Moscow Bans VKontakte By 'Mistake.'
- UKRAINE / EU / RUSSIA : Pressure Builds On Yanukovych; Yulia's Treatment Is Euro 2012 PR Blunder; Putin Backs Kyiv.
- RUSSIA / AZERBAIJAN / DENMARK / EUROVISION 2013 / IMAGES: 21 May UPDATE: Moscow Outraged By Azeri Vote Problems; Denmark Won Finals...That Featured Lesbian Kiss; Germans Blame Poor Showing On Merkel.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- AUSTRALIA / USA : USA Navy Resumes Ship Sinking Exercises.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
- MEXICO/ USA : 11 Oct. UPDATE: Navy Admits Killing Top Zetas Leader Lazcano...Was Accident; 'La Ardilla' Smirks Over His Arrest For Falcon Lake Murder; Analysis Of Calderon's 'Kill The Capos' Plan.
- UKRAINE / GERMANY : Official Blasts Hotels...As 'Bandits And Thieves'...Over Euro 2012 Housing Costs; Movie About Legendary Nazi Football Defeat Worries Officials.
24 February 2012
BOLIVIA : 25 Feb UPDATE: After Police Clashes...Disabled Protesters On Hunger Strike In La Paz.
At least 5 disabled protesters have begun a hunger strike...demanding subsidy increases and better rights...in a makeshift camp outside the parliament.
A caravan of 50 disabled citizens...spent 100 days marching to La Paz...seeking better benefits...with payments of at least $434 monthly.
President Evo Morales just authorized $145 per month (Global Voices).
In La Paz...about 1,000 demonstrators gathered again...a day after clashing with police...who responded with pepper spray, tear gas and tasers.
The disabled want a 70% increase in their annual subsidy.
Many of the protesters traveled 1,500 km/932 miles...in wheelchairs and crutches.