- 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.
06 February 2012
MEXICO : 7 Feb. UPDATE: Can PAN Female Candidate Vasquez Mota Succeed Calderon?
As expected...outgoing President Felipe Calderon's conservative PAN party selected Josefina Vasquez Mota, 51...as its nominee for July's presidential election.
She garnered 55% of the delegates' votes.
If elected...the former education secretary would be Mexico's first woman chief executive.
It is also the first time the PAN has selected a woman to run for the presidency.
Vasquez Mota's probable opponent is the PRI's handsome...if intellectually challenged... former governor...Enrique Pena Nieto.
Current polling shows her trailing Pena Nieto...by 20 points.
Mota is a devout Roman Catholic...still married to her high school sweetheart...and says she has suffered first hand from Mexico's machismo.