- EU / CROATIA : Zagreb Now Set To Become EU Member #28...In 2013.
- COSTA RICA: Currency Intervention Predicted As Colon Surges Vs USD.
- PHILIPPINES /USA : Stranded US Naval Warship Finally Dismantled.
- ITALY: 12 Dec UPDATE: Is Silvio's 'Friend'...Key Sex Trial Witness Ruby The Heart Stealer...On The Run? Ruby Finally Surfaces...In Mexico!
- PERU: Sand Fly Bite...Morphs Into Horror Story For American.
- BRASIL : Dilma Wins Port Privatization Approval From Congress.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- MUSIC FOR MONDAY: From SWEDEN / AZERBAIJAN : Eurovision Winner Loreen Sings "Euphoria."
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- VENEZUELA :6 March UPDATE: Shooting At Caracas Opposition Rally Wounds Capriles Supporter.
01 April 2013
BRASIL : 02 April UPDATE: 3rd Suspect Arrested In Rio Tourist Bus Rape.
A female American tourist and her French companion were kidnapped on a mini bus in the Copacabana area of Rio...robbed, beaten and held for 6 hours...while the woman was repeatedly raped.
The pair were eventually dumped some 30 miles/50 kms from Rio in Itaborai.
The bus driver and 2 other men have been arrested.
Police say one suspect has already confessed.
This is bad news for Rio tourism.
In India...a report says that tourism there has dropped by at least 25% since the brutal gang rape, beating and death of a female bus passenger...that got worldwide coverage.