- 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.
- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- MEXICO / USA : Wanted Narco Billionaire's 'Daughter' Arrested In San Diego.
- 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.
10 April 2012
PERU: 15 April UPDATE: All 36 Hostages Released After Troops Surround Shining Path Kidnappers And Captives.
After 6 days...36 hostages have been released...after the army surrounded the narco rebels and forced their retreat.
No ransom was paid.
During the massive search for the 36 captives...an officer was killed...and 2 injured in an attack on a helicopter...while 1,500 troops searched for workers kidnapped by a small band of 'Shining Path' narco rebels.
Peru had declared a 60 day 'state of emergency' in the Echarate district of Cuzco province where Peruvian workers with Sweden's Skanska construction company were kidnapped.
The alleged 'Shining Path' guerrillas...had captured the native workers from Peru's important Camisea nat gas pipeline...and demanded a $10 million ransom...explosives and weapons for their release.