- 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.
06 November 2012
CHILE : Prez Pinera Reshuffles Cabinet...Freeing 2 Possible Successors.
With historic low popularity...President Sebastian Pinera and his business friendly party are struggling to retain power...maybe even survive...the November 2013 presidential election.
Billionaire Pinera can't run for a 2nd successive term...and with popularity hovering in the mid-20's...he couldn't win anyway.
So...he has set 2 possible successors in his cabinet free to lay the groundwork against the expected return of popular former President Michele Bachelet.
Ministers Laurence Golborne and Andres Allamand have left the cabinet.