- EU / CROATIA : Zagreb Now Set To Become EU Member #28...In 2013.
- COSTA RICA: Currency Intervention Predicted As Colon Surges Vs USD.
- PHILIPPINES /USA : Stranded US Naval Warship Finally Dismantled.
- 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.
- BRASIL : Dilma Wins Port Privatization Approval From Congress.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- 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.
11 May 2013
ITALY : Silvio Breaks Silence And Blasts Judges At Brescia Rally.
3-time ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi broke his unusual silence...with a vengeance...at a peaceful rally in Brescia in northern Italy.
Quiet after his first appeal on a fraud conviction was rejected this week...Silvio accused the magistrates of trying to end his political career.
Even with the conviction...it is unlikely slippery Silvio will serve time..because of his age ...and Italy's convoluted appeals system.
But...Berlusconi continued to lend support to the fragile ruling coalition of PM Enrico Letta.
A close longtime Silvio aide is Letta's Deputy PM.
Silvio faces at least 2 more trials...the infamous Bunga Bunga teen sex trial..and also for allegedly bribing a Senator with $4 million.