- 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.
- 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.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- MEXICO / USA: Despite Violence, Border Factories Bloom.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
20 February 2013
BRASIL / GERMANY : Beleaguered Billionaire Batista Seeks Buyer For Gold Biz.
Poor Eike Batista.
If you can call a man still worth $10 billion...poor.
But...Batista, 56...is rumored to be trying to sell his gold company...AUX...as well as a controlling stake in his energy company MPX...to German utility EON...for $5 billion.
Since March...Batista's net worth has plummeted by a staggering 71%...from $34.5 billion...to $10.1 billion today.
Publicity hog Batista has long lusted to brag about being the globe's richest man.
Instead...he has demonstrated only a flair for exploration...not for following-up with production.
And...for losing vast amounts of paper wealth.
Sadly for Batista...Brasil is no longer foreign investors' flavor of the month.