- 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?
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.