Good, Bad, and Ugly

You practice candoble?

December 21, 2009

BRAZIL/

Brazil needle victim recovers, outrage at cruelty

The pair were guided by a local practitioner of an African-Brazilian religion, candoble, and Magalhaes inserted the needles into the boy at his lover’s home.

The wrong word…

December 11, 2009

MEXICO/

Drug war abuses by Mexican army rise sharply

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Complaints of torture, murder and illegal detention by the Mexican army have jumped as soldiers have been dragged into a long, gruesome battle with powerful drug cartels, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. In March, 25 police officers were detained by the military, held incommunicado for 41 days and tortured to illicit false confessions, the Amnesty report said…

Careful, you’ll hit the boy!

December 8, 2009

GIBRALTAR FLIGHTS

Gibraltar holds 4 Spanish Police for questioning

However, London’s ambassador in Spain was obliged to make a public apology on November 20 after British soldiers based in Gibraltar shot at a boy painted in the colours of the Spanish flag during target practice.

Not a former president…

December 1, 2009

Former guerrilla favored to win Uruguay election

Former President Pedro Bordaberry, who finished third in the initial round, has thrown his support behind Lacalle, whose candidacy marks a comeback after his presidential term ended with corruption accusations involving several top aides.

The wrong word…

November 27, 2009

Cadbury hits new high as bidders circle

Many analysts doubt whether either of these three would bid alone, but possible combinations of them could trump Kraft’s current cash and shares bid of 9.9 billion pounds ($16.4 billion) or push the American food giant Kraft to raise its offer.

Top shelf price?

November 27, 2009

Darwin book found on shelf worth up to $100,000

That is one expensive shelf! Have your copy editor read about dangling modifiers.

Dawning on us….

November 25, 2009

FX nabs rights to air “Twilight” saga

Summit has yet to green-light production on “Breaking Down,” an adaptation of the fourth book in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series.

The wrong pronoun?

November 24, 2009

Transsexual in Italian political scandal murdered

ROME (Reuters) – A Brazilian transsexual caught up in a scandal which prompted the resignation of a senior Italian politician — the center-left governor of Lazio region, which includes Rome — was found burned to death in his home Friday.

The President’s book…

November 20, 2009

Obama gets five minutes with half-brother in China

“It’s no secret that my father was a troubled person. Anybody who’s read my first book, ‘Dreams of My Father’, knows that, you know, he had an alcoholism problem and that he didn’t treat his families very well,” the president said.

Hey you, make my day?

November 16, 2009
France makes Eastwood’s day, gives him top honor

He called Eastwood, whose line “Come on, make my day” from Dirty Harry became a global catchphrase, “a myth, a giant, an example of the admiration we have for American culture.”