- 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.
- 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.
- MEXICO: Police Investigating Death of Young American Woman.
- 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.