- 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.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- 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.
- MEXICO / USA: Despite Violence, Border Factories Bloom.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
11 August 2012
ECUADOR / UK / SWEDEN / USA : Strange Media Bedfellows...Assange And Correa.
At first glance...controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange...and Ecuador's President Rafael Correa appear to be strange bedfellows.
Correa has aggressively prosecuted his nation's media...which he calls 'the corrupt press'...while Internet whistleblower Assange often hides behind defending press freedoms.
Word may come this week...whether Correa will grant asylum to Assange...currently holed-up in Ecuador's London embassy...to avoid extradition to Sweden for alleged illegal sexual behaviors...and perhaps later to the USA.
Local journalists in Ecuador are aghast.
'It seems to me Assange either doesn't know or care about what's happening to local journalists,' says a free speech spokesman.