- 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.
14 April 2013
VENEZUELA : Miss Venezuela 2009 Wounded...Novio Killed During Caracas Carjacking; Maduro's Lead Over Capriles...Shrinks To 7%.
Whoever wins today's hotly contested and nasty presidential election...will have to deal with Venezuela's out of control violence.
The nation was shocked Thursday by the wounding of...Laksmi Rodriguez, 27...Miss Venezuela 2009...and the murder of her boyfriend during a carjacking in Caracas.
The thieves turned murderers blocked her novio's Toyota truck...as he was taking her home...shooting him twice.
He died on the way to the hospital.
Laksmi was shot in the thorax and her condition is listed as stable.
In Venezuela...beauty queens are major celebrities.
The nation celebrates plastic surgery and augmentation.
Regarding Sunday's election...recent polls show opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski had narrowed Chavez successor Nicolas Maduro's lead...to 7%...from over 15% a week ago.