- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- VENEZUELA: Growing As Hub For Drug Shipments.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- ART / HUMOR / SPAIN : 27 August UPDATE: Clever Jokers Post Their 'Restored' Versions Of Famous Images.
- URUGUAY: Foreigners Rush To Buy Farm Land.
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- ARGENTINA: Bond Appeal Surging On Exports And Debt Restructure; Beating Ukraine For Yield For Now.
- UKRAINE : 27 April UPDATE: Barbie Doll Looking Model...Defends Appearance.
- RUSSIA : Miss Russia Defends Pussy Riot Punkers; 4 Detained After Small Moscow Pussy Riot Protest.
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.