- 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.
07 April 2013
BRASIL / VENEZUELA : Prosecutors Probe Former President Lula da Silva For Corruption; Lula Endorses Maduro.
The man President Obama once called the most popular politician in the world...Brasil's 2 time President Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva...is being investigated for corruption.
A businessman at the center of a bribery scheme claims Lula not only knew about a massive pay-offs...but received money from it.
Lula has denied any knowledge of the scheme...called Mensalao...that used public monies to buy political support.
24 of his party's members and some close aides have already been convicted.
Lula...now sporting a thick mustache and a regrown head of hair...has been recovering from throat cancer.
He recently endorsed the election of Hugo Chavez's designated candidate...Nicolas Maduro...for president of Venezuela.