- 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.
18 May 2012
VENEZUELA : 19 May UPDATE: Stand-off Ends; All Inmates Leave Caracas Prison After 3 Weeks Of Chaos; Chavez Breaks Week Long Silence Since Cuba Return.
For 3 weeks...armed prisoners held off authorities from entering the La Planta prison in Caracas.
Friday...the last of 1,600 inmates housed there left the buildings...transferred to other locations...escaping heavy gunfire and tear gas inside.
For security reasons...officials want to shut down the aging prison.
President Hugo Chavez broke his week-long unusual silence....with a 90-minute phone call to state TV.
The frequent Tweeter had been inactive on Twitter...and without any public appearances...since returning from cancer treatment in Cuba.
His absence always feeds rumors of a cancer relapse.