- 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.
04 May 2013
VENEZUELA / COLOMBIA : President Maduro Claims Uribe Behind Assassination Plot.
An effort to stir any lagging loyalties for new President Nicolas Maduro got a dose of nationalism on Friday...when Maduro claimed that former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has plotted to have him assassinated.
Maduro claimed 'Uribe is behind a plot to kill me. Uribe is a killer.'
Maduro charged that the state murder intrigue involved several right-wing Venezuelan businessmen.
Conservative Uribe dismissed Maduro's charges as 'immature.'
Uribe has constantly attacked current Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on social media...especially Twitter.
ALSO...new polling indicates that Santos' approval rating has risen to 47%...from 45% in Feb.