- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- RUSSIA : Siberian Cult Leader Rudnev Jailed For Raping Dozens Of Followers.
- AUSTRALIA / USA : USA Navy Resumes Ship Sinking Exercises.
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- ANIMALS / HUMOR / IMAGES : Cats: Love Them Or Hate Them; Website Now Lets Owners Shame Them.
- COSTA RICA / PERU / COLOMBIA : 17 May UPDATE : 2 More Aides Resign After Prez. Chinchilla Comes Under Fire For Free Flights On Alleged Narco Jet; Key Minister Resigns Over Flight From Bogus Person.
- UKRAINE : Thousands Protest In Kyiv For Yulia, Against Yanukovych; Some Injured In Clashes.
- MEXICO : Shocking Details Emerge About Mayor's Abduction Before Execution; 19 Bodies Found In Chihuahua State.
- MEXICO: Telenovela Star's Assistant Charged With 4 Counts Of Attempted Murder.
05 April 2013
COLOMBIA : 'Emerald Czar' Carranza Dead...At 77.
The man known as Colombia's 'Emerald Czar'...Victor Carranza, 77...died Thursday... after a 3-year battle with prostate cancer.
He was one of the nation's largest landowner...controlled its most productive gem mines...that produced 40% of the emerald trade.
Colombia alone provides 2/3 of the world's emeralds.
His death could unleash again the struggle among illegal armed groups for control of the lucrative emerald trade.