- 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.
05 February 2013
ECUADOR / GERMANY : 06 Feb UPDATE: 2 Killed At President Correa Campaign Rally; German Tourist Sentenced To 4 Years For Smuggling Iguanas.
President Rafael Correa is running for another...and last term...on 17 February.
At a campaign rally for him in Quininde, Esmeraldas province on Monday...a man stabbed to death 2 people...and wounded 5 others...moments before Correa's arrival.
The suspect ran away...but was later detained.
Correa declared that the killings were not politically motivated.
He claims the man was high on drugs and alcohol.
Correa, 49...recently greatly increased spending...for health care, education and new roads.
He is currently polling at more than 50%.
His closest rival...ex banker Guillermo Lasso...is 31 points behind...with 22% support.
German tourist Dirk Bender has been sentenced to 4 years for trying to smuggle 4 endangered Galapagos iguanas in July. He was caught at the island's airport.