After the DSK debacle,It looks like next years presidential elections in France will go between Sarkozy and Marine le Pen, the daughter of Jean Marie Le Pen, of the far right Front National. Although Marine le Pen claims to be far less radical then her father, I think this is just an optical illusion. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree...?
I just checked out from the library Romeo Dammaire's new book "They Fight Like Soldiers They Die Like Children", about the use of child soldiers in various conflicts around the world. Boys and girls as young as eight are abducted and brainwashed to fight in armies.
The 5 major parliamentary parties of Greece all agree that the way out of the crisis is a one-way street; they still have to figure out which way to go, and they ALL think they should be driving...
Here's a bit of good news from the Arab Revolution front: after a week of hell-raising, the Bahrain Grand Prix organizers have relented and cancelled the race. Interviewed on Al Jazeera, Bahrain International Circuit Chairman Zayed "Stability" Alzayani was spinning furiously, talking about a positive and constructive role in Formula One, avoiding any mention of the bloody suppression of the peoples' uprisings in Bahrain, choosing to focus on the logistical issues posed by a postponement of the race. Hey, Zayed, if that's your story and you're sticking to it, that's cool, we can work with that.
El gran error que provocó la derrota electoral de Keiko Fujimori en la segunda vuelta ante Ollanta Humala fue el caso de las esterilizaciones forzadas a 300 mil mujeres pobres durante el gobierno dictatorial de su padre Alberto Fujimori.