- BULGARIA / RUSSIA : Moscow Hits Sofia With $1.3 Billion Claim For Failed Nuke.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- UKRAINE : 27 April UPDATE: Barbie Doll Looking Model...Defends Appearance.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- MEXICO / USA : Wanted Narco Billionaire's 'Daughter' Arrested In San Diego.
- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA/ FRANCE : Actor Depardieu Parties With Dictator Kadyrov.
- MEXICO / USA: Despite Violence, Border Factories Bloom.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
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.