- 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.
23 March 2013
COSTA RICA / USA / FOOTBALL: 25 Mar UPDATE: Ticos Petition FIFA For Replay; Blizzard Froze Tico Offense In USA Qualifier Loss.
Costa Rica officials formally asked FIFA to replay a controversial football match...that their team lost to the USA team during a blizzard.
Tico football fans are still steamed...because heavy snows in Colorado chilled their nation's soccer team during an important qualifier.
Costa Rica lost 1-0 to the USA in snowy Commerce City, Colorado.
Officials did briefly stop the contest...but play resumed even with 2 inches of snow of the field.
The Central Americans are used to playing in hot and humid conditions...not blinding snow...and being able to see lines and markings.
Tico officials also want the referees to be reprimanded.