- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- 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?
19 February 2013
USA / POLITICS / MEDIA : Toure Calls Senator Marco Rubio: 'Human Band Aid' on GOP Whiteness.
Toure...a perceptive and refreshingly outspoken African-American host on an MSNBC cable show...declared Senator Marco Rubio...the young Republican from Florida getting much exposure over immigration reform...'a human Band-Aid on a bullet wound'...and a 'brown face' that masks the Republican Party's 'whiteness.'
Rubio, 42...last week was pushed forward to offer the GOP's rebuttal...in English and Spanish...after President Obama's State of the Union address.
A darling of the right wing Tea Party...observers called Rubio's message tepid and lacking new ideas...heavily larded with the standard Republican bromides.
Rubio has been relentlessly mocked by media...for awkwardly grabbing a sip of bottled water...while addressing the camera during his important introduction to millions of citizens.