- CHINA / ENVIRONMENT: Beijing Sets New Standard For...Dense Deadly Smog.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- BRASIL: More Headaches For Dilma : Her VP's In-Law On Playboy Cover...And Chief Aide's Dubious Payment.
- MEXICO/ USA : 11 Oct. UPDATE: Navy Admits Killing Top Zetas Leader Lazcano...Was Accident; 'La Ardilla' Smirks Over His Arrest For Falcon Lake Murder; Analysis Of Calderon's 'Kill The Capos' Plan.
- BRASIL / ITALY / GUATEMALA / USA / RUSSIA: 1 Dead, 7 Injured In Rio Fuel Tanks Fires/ Blasts; Ruby Heartstealer Admits Lying About Silvio's Sex Parties, Money; Ex-Prez Alfonso Portillo Extradited To USA For Money Laundering; Moscow Bans VKontakte By 'Mistake.'
- POLAND: C.Bank To Strengthen Zloty By Selling Euros.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- BRASIL: Documentary About Rio Garbage Dump... Up For Oscar.
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- RUSSIA : Drunk's Death Scene Dance...Goes Viral...Offends Many.
18 March 2013
BRASIL : 19 Mar UPDATE : 28 Dead From Petropolis Mudslides; 50 Homes Destroyed.
Heavy rains in Brasil's former imperial capital of Petropolis in Rio state...caused mudslides that have killed at least 28 residents...in just 24 hours.
18 people have been injured...and almost 1,500 have been left homeless.
Petropolis received more rain in one day...than it gets in the entire month of March.
12 rivers in Rio state have overflowed...and landslides cover many highways.
At least 50 homes were destroyed.
250 soldiers have been mobilized to help residents in 21 districts.
In 2011...more than 900 in the area died from heavy rains and mudslides.