Tag Archives: South America

The system lied… same as always…

The orientation for Jury selection banged on and on about the so-called ‘fact’ that the Revolution was fought and every subsequent Imperial as well, to give us the right to trial by jury. Bullshit. Also the “patriotism” of Americans taking … Continue reading

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Obama calls for allegedly “proportional” retaliations for ALLEGED hacking of Election.

Let’s get this clear. Pots and Kettles. The US has meddled in or outright overturned elections so many times even people who are paid to sit at desks monitoring and counting them can’t keep up. Bolivia: a coup by Luis … Continue reading

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American government’s old South American friends in the news today

They hated communists so they thought it perfectly acceptable to murder those they labeled as such, and then steal their babies. These were the US government’s friends in South America and yesterday they just got convicted of cruelly stealing those … Continue reading

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S. Africa wipes Apartheid from the map

A unique subtext of the pre-game coverage of the 2010 World Cup is that South Africa was once banned from soccer competition because of its policy of Apartheid. Reporters ask how the host nation is faring post BDS. In the … Continue reading

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Conspicuous Consumption…

There was on a Network show, I believe the Today Show, demonstrating the latest Haute Couture fad, Chocolate and Wine parties. At one end of the table is a chocolate fountain dispensing White Chocolate syrup, in the middle, Milk Chocolate … Continue reading

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South America unites in rejecting US subversion on continent

Much of Latin America has watched on in disgust as the US government has fomented regional strife, civil war, and racist pogroms against the indigenous community in Bolivia that has claimed at least 30 lives so far. Reuters reports though … Continue reading

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US imperialism in check with Detente

First there’s Georgia, where Russia pushes back US efforts to muscle further NATO expansion. Then in our own hemisphere, Bolivia and Venezuela expel their US ambassadors, as Russian long range bombers land in South America in advance of joint naval … Continue reading

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Christ the Redeemer of the Andes

In the early part of the 20th century, Argentina and Chile were engaged in an ongoing border dispute. Inspired by Pope Leo XIII’s calls for worldwide peace and harmony, the Bishop of Cuyo commissioned a statue of Christ the Redeemer … Continue reading

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The US government wins the Venezuelan elections

Hugo Chavez went down in defeat in Sunday’s election in Venezuela. Like the Nicaraguan elections where the Sandinista’s lost power, the people of a Latin American country were once again defeated by the US government in an election. Why? Today … 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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Venezuelan top general throws in lot with US

A key figure in the Venezuelan military, Gen. Raul Isaias Baduel, has decided to jump ship and cast his lot with the US. He has become highly uncomfortable, as Chavez has been busy dismantling the entrenched power foundations of the … Continue reading

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You are a donkey, Mister Bush

In an effort to help Dick Cheney and other geophraphically challenged Americans out with their homework , Not My Tribe has decided to put ‘You are a donkey, Mister Bush’ online. Live From Caracas here it is!

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Oil and Oppression

To those that don’t read the abominable local paper, The Gazette, ‘Oil and Oppression’ was the title of their lead editorial opinion today so that’s what this commentary is responding to. But don’t think that The Gazette was writing about … Continue reading

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Americans for Chavez

Americans for Chavez provides a group of links to organizations that support defending Venezuela from US government attempts to overthrow the government there. I couldn’t help but notice that the local group CS Action is linked to on that site. … 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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Evo Morales on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show

My wife loves this guy and his name because his name, Evo Morales, translates as… ‘Eve Morals’. A boy named Evo in Bolivia might have a life just a little like a boy named Sue in Oklahoma would! Who knows? … Continue reading

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Coba Ruins

The Yucatan version of the Manitou Incline!

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El Mapale de Colombia Y Carnival

What makes salsa, salsa? Like the Blues, salsa is heavily rooted in African rhythms and dance. From sensual Mapale came the sensuality of salsa. Here is another great video of Mapale dance. And now Che Mapale makes it to Barranquilla … Continue reading

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Sartorial Elegance

Who can resist a Peruvian man exhibiting a sense of personal style and a proficiency with the pan flute? Not me. At least not at that moment.

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Mystical Machu Picchu

I’ve seen it in books, but it’s hard to describe how I felt when I actually saw it. Mists swirling around, emerald green grass, orchids overgrowing the Inka Trail, alpacas standing in our way. Mostly I felt a surreal connection … Continue reading

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Another gay battlefield

One million hate filled Fundamentalist Christians marching in a demonstration against Satan inspired homosexuals? A projected festival of 3 million Gays and friends and family of this segment of society to follow? Moo… Yes, Dorothy, we are not in Kansas … Continue reading

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Inka Trail

A certain recalcitrant blogger had a fun adventure recently in Peru….If she can find someone to help her learn Photoshop she will post some of her pictures and attempt to give insight into the land of the Inka. Peru is … Continue reading

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From Y to V- The CIA’s Otpor strategy to overthrow governments

Since so many pacifists seem prone to accept at face value and fall for any rhetoric that appears to be supporting ‘peaceful’ means of protest, even when it is being pushed from the Pentagon and Washington DC, the following information … Continue reading

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El Pueblo Unido, Jamas Sera Vencido

El Pueblo Unido, Jamas Sera Vencido– How many times have peace activists heard that chant at rallies? Quilapayun does it even better as the youtube video shows. More musica andina at their website, too. Quilapayun is Nueva Cancion at its … Continue reading

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Venezuela was correct in not renewing a TV license for RCTV

It was not censorship for Venezuela to not renew a public TV license to RCTV, a station that fabricated news coverage during the US backed coup effort against Venezuela’s government in 2002. If any TV station tried to do the … Continue reading

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