- 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.
- POLAND: C.Bank To Strengthen Zloty By Selling Euros.
- 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.'
- 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.
- 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.
13 April 2013
RUSSIA / USA : Moscow Responds To Magnitsky Blacklist...By Banning 18 Americans.
Moscow is playing diplomatic 'tit for tat'.
After the USA's Treasury Dept blacklisted 18 Russian officials with its 2012 Magnitsky Act...Russia has banned 18 Americans from entering Mother Russia.
of the blacklisted were prominent members of former President Bush's administration...water boarding defender lawyer John Yoo (above)...and David Addington, the chief aide to aggressive and dour Iraq War promoter VP Dick Cheney (below)...plus 2 Guantanamo, Cuba base detention commanders.
Sergei Magnitsky was a Russian lawyer and 'whistle blower'...who died in prison in 2009...before his pretrial.