- EU / CROATIA : Zagreb Now Set To Become EU Member #28...In 2013.
- PHILIPPINES /USA : Stranded US Naval Warship Finally Dismantled.
- COSTA RICA: Currency Intervention Predicted As Colon Surges Vs USD.
- 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.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- BRASIL : Dilma Wins Port Privatization Approval From Congress.
- 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.
18 April 2013
PERU : Ex-Prez Garcia May Be Barred From Seeking Office...For Pardoning Narcos.
Former 2-term President Alan Garcia, 62...may be punished for pardoning over 3,200 narcos before he left office.
A congressional commission found many instances of corruption during his administration...and wants to bar Garcia from running for the presidency...for years.
Of course...Garcia's elimination would open the way for now President Ollanta Humala's wife...and other leading candidates...to succeed him.
In Peru...presidents may only serve one consecutive term.