- 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?
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.