- 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?
03 March 2013
BRASIL: Troops Invade 2 Rio Slums...Peacefully.
It only took 25 minutes for some 1,500 troops in armored carriers...supported by helicopters...to invade the Caju slum near Rio's airport...in yet another 'pacification' effort...ahead of 2 important tourist events...the 2014 World Cup...and 2016 Olympics.
Security forces encountered no resistance as they moved into the Caju...while 200 police peacefully invaded another favela...Barreira do Vasco.
At least 12 people were arrested...with weapons and drugs seized.
Since 2008...more than 30 slums have been 'pacified.'
There are more than 600 favelas in Rio.