- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- POLAND: Sopot's Famous Crazy, Crooked House; Communist Board Game Goes Multilingual.
- MEXICO / CANADA : 3 Feb UPDATE: Sheila McNabb's Husband Thanks Canada As She Recovers From Surgery After Mazatlan Beating.
- COSTA RICA / PERU / COLOMBIA : 17 May UPDATE : 2 More Aides Resign After Prez. Chinchilla Comes Under Fire For Free Flights On Alleged Narco Jet; Key Minister Resigns Over Flight From Bogus Person.
- HUNGARY : 10,000 Protest Against Jobbiks...In Budapest.
- MEXICO: Telenovela Star's Assistant Charged With 4 Counts Of Attempted Murder.
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- ANIMALS / HUMOR / IMAGES : Cats: Love Them Or Hate Them; Website Now Lets Owners Shame Them.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
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.