- 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.
25 March 2012
PARAGUAY / EL SALVADOR : 29 March UPDATE : Chaco Forest Under Siege By Cattlemen; Did Church/Gang Deal Reduce Violence? NYTIMES Paywall Reduces Free Visits.
Simon Romero reports on the rapid destruction of Paraguay's Chaco Forest...with 1.2 million acres already burned...to raise cattle.
The growth is a boon for the Mennonites who have long lived there...but not for the indigena.
NEW!! El Salvador President Funes reveals that the Catholic Church negotiated a truce between 2 prison gangs...MS 13 and M-18...to reduce violence.
Ans...the murder rate there has plummeted recently.