1. WHO KNEW?

    Mexico Foiled Gaddafi Son's Escape

    Saadi Kadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi and head of the Zwara Abu Kammash duty free zone project, speaks during a press conference in Tripoli on January 31, 2010. The duty free zone is being built on a 60 kilometre by 30 kilometre (37 mile by 19 mile) swathe of land on the Mediterranean coast near the Tunisian border. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD TURKIA (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Sorry, Saadi: the Mexican government says it foiled a plot to smuggle Saadi el-Gaddafi and his family to Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific coast. According to Canada's National Post, a Canadian woman named Cynthia Vanier allegedly opened fake bank accounts, prepared false documents, and purchased property in Mexico. Meanwhile, private security contractors were offered $1,000 a day to help get Gaddafi and his family there safely. The plot, however, was foiled in September, and Mexico arrested Vanier and her alleged accomplices—two Mexicans and a Dane—last month. Gaddafi has since gone to Niger, where he received asylum.

    Read it at The National Post