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- POLAND: Sopot's Famous Crazy, Crooked House; Communist Board Game Goes Multilingual.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- MEXICO : Shocking Details Emerge About Mayor's Abduction Before Execution; 19 Bodies Found In Chihuahua State.
- MEXICO / CANADA : 3 Feb UPDATE: Sheila McNabb's Husband Thanks Canada As She Recovers From Surgery After Mazatlan Beating.
- MEXICO: Telenovela Star's Assistant Charged With 4 Counts Of Attempted Murder.
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- AUSTRALIA / USA : USA Navy Resumes Ship Sinking Exercises.
- 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
MEXICO : Narcos Offer $46,000 Bounty For Tamaulipas Blogger.
Journalism is not the glamorous business it used to be.
In Mexico...and elsewhere in Latin America...it has become plain deadly.
In the border state of Tamaulipas...narcos...probably the brutal and ruthless Los Zetas...are offering 600,000 pesos/$46,000 for the identity of the Facebook blogger of Valor Por Tamaulipas/ Courage For Tamaulipas.
Fliers recently were distributed in at least 4 cities...advertising the blogger bounty.
Many Tamaulipas news outlets choose to self-censor narco news...rather than face violence...like staff kidnappings, killings and even office bombings.
The blogger told CNN that he/she would continue despite the threat.
'The criminals truly think that they are in the right and that everyone should obey them. They think that crime is a job and causing damage is a right.'