- EU / CROATIA : Zagreb Now Set To Become EU Member #28...In 2013.
- PHILIPPINES /USA : Stranded US Naval Warship Finally Dismantled.
- COSTA RICA: Currency Intervention Predicted As Colon Surges Vs USD.
- ITALY: 12 Dec UPDATE: Is Silvio's 'Friend'...Key Sex Trial Witness Ruby The Heart Stealer...On The Run? Ruby Finally Surfaces...In Mexico!
- PERU: Sand Fly Bite...Morphs Into Horror Story For American.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- BRASIL : Dilma Wins Port Privatization Approval From Congress.
- MUSIC FOR MONDAY: From SWEDEN / AZERBAIJAN : Eurovision Winner Loreen Sings "Euphoria."
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- VENEZUELA :6 March UPDATE: Shooting At Caracas Opposition Rally Wounds Capriles Supporter.
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.