- PHILIPPINES /USA : Stranded US Naval Warship Finally Dismantled.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- COLOMBIA : 30 May UPDATE: Premiere Of Narco Pablo Escobar Telenovela...Sets Viewer Record.
- RUSSIA : Aeroflot Fires Attendant...For Posting Middle Finger Salute Foto.
- PERU: Sand Fly Bite...Morphs Into Horror Story For American.
- GUATEMALA : Gen. Rios Montt Faces Another Massacre Trial.
- ITALY : Ruby Heartstealer Testifies About Bunga Bunga Parties at Milano Trial.
- BRASIL: Footballer De Souza's Model Mistress Murder Trial Begins.
- MUSIC FOR MONDAY: From SWEDEN / AZERBAIJAN : Eurovision Winner Loreen Sings "Euphoria."
- VENEZUELA :6 March UPDATE: Shooting At Caracas Opposition Rally Wounds Capriles Supporter.
11 March 2013
COSTA RICA : Narco Shipments And Violence...Surging.
Peaceful little Costa Rica's central location...is slowly killing it.
Ticos are experiencing more violence...because their nation has become an important transit point for cocaine...from the Andes to the USA.
Narcos gangs like Los Zetas invaded Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras...after Mexico's armed forces got tougher since 2006.
Now...the narco thugs are making their presence felt in Costa Rica...a nation that hasn't needed an army since 1948.
But in 2012...its anti-narco cops seized 15.5 tons of coke...worth $2 billion...double 2011's amount.