Tag Archives: Central America

Requiem In Pax Fidel

He survived so many assassination attempts by the U.S., who after all the evidence to the contrary keep insisting they don’t do assassinations. The fascist war-pigs couldn’t stop him from living a very full life. When the US Navy goes … Continue reading

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Border Wall- Trump needs to put his OWN money where his lying mouth is.

It’s based on Racist fear to begin with, that (to quote ‘The Turner Diaries – a manual for hate’) ‘darkening face of America’. Anybody who says otherwise is either ignorant or deliberately lying. Espousing the fears that America will revert … Continue reading

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Ser Chapín es …

What the heck?!!!! Ser Chapín es??? These are names used by people of Central American countries to refer to themselves, used affectionately or as a measure of disrespect, depending on the context, like Yankee for US, Canucks or Hosers for … Continue reading

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US use of torture on POWs should stop

The U.S. has a long history of torturing its POWs. Torture of POWs is used by many other countries. However its use is denied by many U.S. authorities or government officials. The definition of torture put simply is to cause … Continue reading

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Beyond the limits of good taste

Jokes about “tuna in oil” for instance. But there’s one that’s a little too far over the edge, one of the Gossip Magazines with a lurid headline about BP Chief in Sex Scandal.. (rest of the headline was that it … Continue reading

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Is Haiti America’s Gaza?

As the US military descends to throttle Gaza’s -excuse me- Haiti’s points of entry, as it prepares detention facilities at Guantanamo to intercept and repatriate the expected rush of Haitian refugees, as the US protects its business interests in the … Continue reading

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Cuba declines OAS offer of Trojan Horse

Over US objections, the Organization of American States (OAS, OEA) voted to invite Cuba back into the fold, from which it had been expelled in 1962 for hanging with Communists. Cuba’s reply? No thanks! Although Cuba’s acceptance by fellow nations … Continue reading

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Farabundo Martí

Farabundo Martí struggled to free his native El Salvador from the US tentacles, but due to the small size of his country, and the gigantic size of the imperialist one, he and his paisanos still have not yet succeeded.   … Continue reading

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Delinquencia vs Los Evangelicos and those caught in between

I haven’t yet written anything about my Nicaragua trip and I hesitated to do so without giving it some thought. Just what did I see when I was there and how to explain it to my fellow Americans… lol? This … Continue reading

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Cesar Sandino versus the US drug fiends

Cesar Sandino led the fight in Nicaragua to oust American soldiers who were policing US business interests in Central America. Continue reading

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Ancient Costa Rica for sale

The kids are still on Christmas break and are starting to show definite signs of cabin fever. To stave off a domestic implosion, we took a trip up to the Denver Art Museum yesterday. The DAM recently opened a spectacular … Continue reading

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The King of Spain is a royal asshole

The international press has been reporting for everybody the spectacle of the King of Spain putting down Hugo Chavez with his comment ‘Why don’t you shut up, Little Boy?’ Why the King of Spain should be attending a summit meeting … Continue reading

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Dead Archbishop Juan Gerardi- Catholic saint from Guatemala

Archbishop Juan Gerardi is a real Catholic saint. …unlike the Spanish fascist clergy that Pope Ratzinger has recently been beatifying. See Democracy Now’s report about who killed this archbishop? Was it really the US government behind this killing, too? Gomez … Continue reading

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Che, The Internationalist

Che Guevara lives on in the victory of his ideals over those of his adversaries. Che was an internationalist appalled by the poverty that the US Empire and its capitalism had delivered to the common people across the Americas and … Continue reading

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Nicaragua, US made basket case

Pity Nicaragua, and pity Haiti. The US has screwed up both places royal through its ‘interventions’ time after time, and yet hardly an American seems to care. What a totally immoral country we live in! Today, these are the 2 … Continue reading

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Vacation en Nicaragua

This post is dedicated to a good friend who got me thinking of Central America once again. It is about a vacation to Nicaragua and more. Let’s start with a beautiful concert at the height of Hope in the early … Continue reading

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The New Colossus

I met an otherwise conservative old gentleman yesterday with a refreshing answer to the immigration question. Said he: “I’d welcome them!” “This nation was built on immigration, we’re all immigrants -except the Native Americans- and I believe there’s room for … Continue reading

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How the US and its allies stole children in El Salvador

Many Americans are somewhat aware that the Argentinian allies of the US once stole babies from mothers that they had imprisoned, tortured, and then murdered. Those babies were then given to families of the leaders of the Argentinian military and … Continue reading

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Bush’s Funniest vs Hugo Chavez

Now that Bush is back from Latin America, it’s time to post Bush’s Funniest Moments. And on to Argentina to see the rally where Hugo Chavez tore apart Dubya. This is a long video in Spanish, but watch the first … Continue reading

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Cuban doctors vs Bush’s US floating militaristic showtime

The bankruptcy of US foreign politcy in Latin America will become highlighted later this week when Bush deploy’s himself into Latin America with a Navy ‘floating hospital’ in tow. What the world will see is Top Gun military doctor Dubya … Continue reading

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Castro passes the baton

For even the hopeful, Fidel Castro’s imminent mortality has for decades presaged the end of a dream. But Castro lived to see a successor. Not brother Raul, indeed neither an island-bound disciple nor a private-school Marxist, nor (but for this … Continue reading

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Poor Nicaragua

I don’t really have much comment here. Nicaragua was a squalid, miserable little country in the ’80s when the US refused to abandon its grip on the place after Uncle Sam’s man, Somoza, went down. Sure there were the 8 … Continue reading

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Nicaragua and Jimmy, a case study in how not to run elections

Daniel Ortega is back in. He has won the Nicaraguan presidential election held Sunday, with less than 40% of the vote! And we thought it idiotic when Dubya won the US election with less than 50%. These election structures that … Continue reading

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