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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

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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

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WWORT? The "Alliance For Prosperity"

What would Oscar Romero think?

Whether one considers Romero a saint, or merely a patriot who died trying to save his country from further suffering and violence, somehow I don’t think he’d look down on El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras with anything but sadness. 835 more words

Economy & Business

Just what we need... armed gringos

Via Aristigui Noticias:

The ban on foreign agents carrying weapons in Mexico is about to disappear.

President Enrique Peña Nieto sent an initiative to the Senate that would reform the Federal Law on Firearms and Explosives and allow customs officials, bodyguards and immigration agents from foreign countries to carry firearms. 131 more words

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Blaxicans

I never knew there was a name for this particular sub-group. African-Americans have been emigrating to Mexico as long as Mexico existed, before U.S. emancipation mostly because slavery did not exist in Mexico (it was the first country to abolish the peculiar institution), and afterwards, because the racial climate in the United States made African-Americans feel their economic and social prospects were better south of the border. 282 more words

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First they came ...

The U.S. government has quietly created a second-class federal prison system specifically for immigrants. For years the Department of Homeland Security has been known as the agency that houses immigrants awaiting deportation. 130 more words

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