- In Spain, news were of the results of the elections in Galicia, a North-Western region traditionally lead by the Partido Popular. The recount lasted one more week to count the emigrants'vote. We did better than Afghanistan which general elections took a whole month to ratify Kharzai in power. Only this time, the old-timey ruler of Galicia (Fraga was in Franco's cabinet more than once), has been defeated in the polls. God save Galicia.
- In France, the obstination of Chirac to make Turkey fit in the EU has finally paid off. He's gained supporters in Bruxelles to start negotiations with the Turks. How could the Union assimilate both the former soviet countries and that? This is something the most cunning economist couldn't say, I'm affraid.
- In America, a scandal was revealed, once again by the Washington Post. Truth is that, beyond the big titles, it's a small matter of contractors administration. Problem is $303 million were lost on the way. Couldn't this have been prevented? For sure, but the fact is the Federal government should put things crystal clear right from start, and don't come in the middle of the project development with a "we need to do 6 times what we planned in the time set"... My point is the contractor, Pearson, should have dropped the issue. It's all in the article, take your time to read it. 5 pages of good "investigative journalism".
- And now, yes, that's funny: Italy. 13 CIA operatives kidnap, torture, and send the "UPS way" (So to say, don't take me wrong) an Al-Qaeda suspected terrorist to Egypt... The result is a judiciary order to get those 13 boys, all identified by the Italian Police (they suceed at that, believe me). Will they catch them? You bet not, but the matter is Sovereignty and Human rights... In Italy they care of both.
- And in Argentina, the director of the most prestigious opera theather resigns with an Email from Miami. How lame could that be, the theather is almost broke. Its workers keep protesting... and the guy surely couldn't come up with a solution. Argentina falls deeper and deeper into decadence, and it's government, lead by Kischner is certainly pushing it down from above.
I'm Miguel Vinuesa and I am outta here!