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Sr. Guzmán has left the building

The story being given out — that somehow someone managed to dig a 1.5 Km tunnel (just under a mile) from outside Altaplano Prison into Chapo’s shower… UNDETECTED — is shall we say, an unprecedented opportunity for Mexicans to indulge in mordant humor? 673 more words

Economy & Business

Libros Latin@s: Surviving Santiago

By Cindy L. Rodriguez

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK: Returning to her homeland of Santiago, Chile, is the last thing that Tina Aguilar wants to do during the summer of her sixteenth birthday. 891 more words

Libros Latin@s

Mr. Justice Roberts and the Aztecs

In his dissent to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage*, Chief Justice John Roberts carped — among other irrelevancies — that:

… the Court invalidates the marriage laws of more than half the States and orders the transformation of a social institution that has formed the basis of human society for millennia, for the Kalahari Bushmen and the Han Chinese, the Carthaginians and the Aztecs… 794 more words


Lyn Miller-Lachmann--What Was on Her . . .

In celebration of the release of Surviving Santiago on June 2nd, I’m thrilled that our guest today is Lyn Miller-Lachmann!

Surviving Santiago is set in the tense, final months of the Pinochet regime in 1989 Chile and is the suspenseful tale of the survival and redemption of the Aguilar family, first introduced in the critically acclaimed… 1,519 more words

What Was On My

All your bases belong to us

I’ll leave it to Franc Contraras (presently with CCTV-America, China) to lay out the situation

So, let’s see.  The US has “given” Mexico 2.4 billion dollars to allegedly “fight drugs”.  515 more words


This is not about Venezuela

… or, so says Mark Weisbrot, in the Democracy Now! discussion of the Summit of the Americas.

For the U.S., the Summit was supposed to be (as it has been since the first one back during the Clinton Administration) a pep rally for U.S. 119 more words