- RUSSIA : Court Sets One Pussy Rioter Free; Fame Brings 70 Year Closure For Eurovision Folk Singer.
- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- UZBEKISTAN: 23 Aug UPDATE: GooGoosha Responds To Critics; Ruthless Dictator's Daughter Seeks Fame With Pop Career.
- URUGUAY: Foreigners Rush To Buy Farm Land.
- RUSSIA / CZECH REP : 30 Dec UPDATE: Probe Begins Of Moscow Plane Crash That Killed 5, Injured 3.
- ARGENTINA: Bond Appeal Surging On Exports And Debt Restructure; Beating Ukraine For Yield For Now.
- MEXICO / USA : Wanted Narco Billionaire's 'Daughter' Arrested In San Diego.
- ART / HUMOR / SPAIN : 27 August UPDATE: Clever Jokers Post Their 'Restored' Versions Of Famous Images.
26 December 2012
VENEZUELA / CUBA / BOLIVIA : Hugo Health Update; Important Duties Given Maduro; Evo Mum On Condition.
Here are the latest news/rumors...circulating about ailing President Hugo Chavez.
It was just revealed that on 8 December...3 days before his medical trip to Cuba...Hugo officially delegated some important responsibilities to former bus driver Nicolas Maduro...now his hand-picked VP...including budget, expropriations and sovereign debt.
Maduro also relished telling the nation on Christmas Eve...that Chavez was walking around...and talking.
Chavez reportedly suffered bleeding...and even needed a breathing aids...after his last procedure in Cuba on 11 December.
He has not been heard from...or seen in public since then.
The presidents of 2 close allies...Ecuador and Bolivia...also visited with Chavez in La Habana.
Bolivia's Evo Morales refused to comment about Hugo's condition.
TO READ: latest medical condition/surprise visits.