- 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?
24 February 2013
ICELAND / AUSTERITY / CURRENCIES: ReykJavik...Finds The Road To Recovery...Slippery.
Iceland went thru real economic Hell...after its 2008 bank and currency crash.
So...a fast recovery for the small economy was predicted by many.
Though it is growing at 2%...faster than most EU nations...inflation is high...and it's currency and capital controls...have become straight jackets.
One politician compares its currency...the krona/crown...down 17% since August...to the Disneyland dollar.
Icelanders now complain bitterly about economic stagnation.
Many voters are tired of austerity...and may replace the austerity minded ruling conservatives...with leftists...or even extreme rightists...in April.