- 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?
13 February 2013
RUSSIA : Smokers Get Ready...And Angry...Over Probable Ban.
Compared to the USA and the EU...cigarettes are still cheap in Russia...only $1.33-$2 per pack.
But...tougher smoking regulations may kick-in there next year...and kick out all smokers from many restaurants, the metro and even bars.
Russia's lower house has passed a draft law that bans smoking in many public places.
Predictably...smokers are already getting upset.
About 40% of the adult populace smokes...and 400,000 Russians die every year from smoking related diseases.
Even tobacco rich and famous Cuba has passed a law banning public smoking.