- 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.
26 February 2013
COLOMBIA : 27 Feb UPDATE: 21 Injured After Striking Coffee Growers Protest; Some Clash With Police; Santos' Popularity Sinks.
Thousands of striking coffee growers marched in Bogota, Medellin and other cities...demanding larger subsidies...to soften the effect of falling world prices...and a stronger currency.
Some blocked roads and clashed with some 15,000 police.
At least 21 were reported injured but none seriously.
Colombia is the globe's #4 coffee producer...but last year's crop was the smallest in decades.
President Santos calls the strike 'unnecessary and inconvenient.'
Santos' popularity has plummeted...to 50%...from 56% in December...according to Gallup.
It is his lowest approval mark since taking office.
Citizens are increasingly concerned about inflation, corruption and growing insecurity.