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- 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!
- SERBIA / HUMOR : TV Show Pranks PM...With X Rated View.
- PERU: Sand Fly Bite...Morphs Into Horror Story For American.
- BRASIL : Dilma Wins Port Privatization Approval From Congress.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- MUSIC FOR MONDAY: From SWEDEN / AZERBAIJAN : Eurovision Winner Loreen Sings "Euphoria."
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
06 March 2012
MEXICO / HONDURAS / GUATEMALA / USA : 7 March UPDATE: VP Biden Rejects Drug Legalization; Promises $107 Million Aid in 2013.
In Mexico...after a visit to Honduras...USA VP Joe Biden says "there is no possibility" that Washington would allow drug legalization.
Biden said such debate is 'legitimate' but there would be no policy change.
But he did sweeten the somewhat sour discussions...with a pledge of $107 million to fight narcos in 2013.
Many current and former Latin American leaders have raised the issue of legalization...as narco traffic...and violence...spread from Mexico to Central America.
ALSO : OPINION: Tim Padgett on why Biden should listen to the legalization case...after 40 years of the failing "War on Drugs".