- BULGARIA / RUSSIA : Moscow Hits Sofia With $1.3 Billion Claim For Failed Nuke.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- UKRAINE : 27 April UPDATE: Barbie Doll Looking Model...Defends Appearance.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- MEXICO / USA : Wanted Narco Billionaire's 'Daughter' Arrested In San Diego.
- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA/ FRANCE : Actor Depardieu Parties With Dictator Kadyrov.
- MEXICO / USA: Despite Violence, Border Factories Bloom.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
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.