- 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?
23 February 2013
SPAIN : 24 Fed UPDATE: Organized By Social Media...Thousands Protest Austerity In 80 Cities; 45 Arrested In Madrid.
Thousands of angry citizens...spurred-on by social media...gathered in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and 77 other cities...to protest austerity measures, 26% unemployment, corruption and the deepening recession there.
The many protests were mostly non-violent...but 45 including 9 minors...were arrested in Madrid.
Police say 40 people needed minor medical attention...including 12 police.
The marchers had organized under the Twitter hashtag: #Marea Cuidadana, 23F/Citizen Tide, 23F...and supported by unions.
They dressed in various colors...to represent their interest...green for ecology, etc.
Some 2,000 riot police guarded the parliament building in Madrid.