- 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.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA/ FRANCE : Actor Depardieu Parties With Dictator Kadyrov.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- MEXICO / USA: Despite Violence, Border Factories Bloom.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
27 May 2012
PERU / EUROZONE / SPAIN / PORTUGAL : 4 Interesting NYTimes Reports.
Visitors wanting to read 3 of the 4 articles in today's NYTIMES must use some of their 10 free monthly paywall visits to access them.
PERU: Relatively new NYT LatAm reporter...William Neuman...writes about the Shining Path narco rebels...and their desire to reinvent themselves into a political party. Also how many youths there don't know about left and right's human rights abuses of the past...and the 4,000 mass graves still undiscovered there.
SPAIN: Suzanne Daley has an excellent piece on shrinking credit lines for small businesses...as 45 regional banks have dwindled to 13.
EUROZONE : Jeff Sommer's fascinating column is about Ireland's betting website INTRADE...where gamblers/crowd sourcing currently predict the odds of a 2012 Grexit at 41.7%...60% by end of 2013...and 68.7% by 2014.
It also puts President Obama's chances at re-election...at 57.1%
PORTUGAL: Finally...Frank Bruni has a travel piece about Lisboa/Lisbon.
Lisboa is one of this editor's favorite cities.
It is hilly like SF, Ca...and like the Bay Area...has a distinct nautical feel.
Many big ships are refitted there...and must pass under its magnificent bridge...that so resembles the SFBay's Golden Gate...which celebrates 75 years this month.