- EU / CROATIA : Zagreb Now Set To Become EU Member #28...In 2013.
- COSTA RICA: Currency Intervention Predicted As Colon Surges Vs USD.
- PHILIPPINES /USA : Stranded US Naval Warship Finally Dismantled.
- ITALY: 12 Dec UPDATE: Is Silvio's 'Friend'...Key Sex Trial Witness Ruby The Heart Stealer...On The Run? Ruby Finally Surfaces...In Mexico!
- BRASIL : Dilma Wins Port Privatization Approval From Congress.
- PERU: Sand Fly Bite...Morphs Into Horror Story For American.
- MUSIC FOR MONDAY: From SWEDEN / AZERBAIJAN : Eurovision Winner Loreen Sings "Euphoria."
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- VENEZUELA :6 March UPDATE: Shooting At Caracas Opposition Rally Wounds Capriles Supporter.
- 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.