Posts Tagged ‘ Colombia ’

Abajo Fidel!

Abajo Fidel!

Fidel Castro, like his psychopathic patsy Ernesto Guevara Lynch, was a man who relished terrorizing civilians-in Cuba, the United States, throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and even in Sub-Saharan Africa-even if it meant the immolation of millions in a nuclear holocaust. Unlike Che-who in addition to being a sadist and mass murderer was...
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The Clinton Crime Syndicate

Rather than sit through the inevitable anticlimax which is Sir Hillary’s acceptance speech, why not watch the documentary which crystallizes just how nakedly corrupt the would-be First Family is?
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Rattle On (May News Digest)

Rattle On (May News Digest)

With the world aflame, it’s only appropriate that our periodical digest of immigration and cultural news returns. Starting off in the States, we find that Michelle Root, after a heartfelt meeting with Donald Trump, has decided to throw her support behind his candidacy. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the case, Michelle...
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The Paradox of the PMOI

The Paradox of the PMOI

One simple word which encapsulates the sum of the aspirations harbored by Iranians throughout the world, both those in exile and those living, and suffering, in the land of their birth. It was one of the demands invoked repeatedly throughout the pro-democracy demonstrations which took place last week at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. These protests were held against...
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The Daily Rattle-Immigration News Summary For December 17, 2011

Today’s roundup contains a heavy dose of news about Eric Holder and the Justice Department’s malfeasance, vis-a-vis their gunwalking scandals, as well as an update on the case of embattled political prisoner Agent Jesus Diaz. However, we start with a mind-boggling story about the lengths Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a.k.a. Tony Villar, will...
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Narco Nation (Rattlesnake Reads)

Narco Nation (Rattlesnake Reads)

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the latest installment in the Half King’s weekly reading series. It’s only fitting that the guest of honor that evening was the intrepid English-born, Mexico City-based journalist Ioan Grillo, since the bar is owned by renowned  journalist and documentarian Sebastian Junger. Junger  is probably best known...
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Iranian Terror Plot

Iranian Terror Plot

I suppose I should have prefaced the title of this post with the qualifier “allegedly,” although for the sake of argument I’ll assume that the allegations contained in the Justice Department indictment are true.  There are a number of angles from which this story can be approached, and many of them have already been...
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High Crimes and Misdemeanors? (Gunwalking News Roundup)

High Crimes and Misdemeanors? (Gunwalking News Roundup)

Contrary to appearances, the picture above is not a photograph of the President consoling a child whose parents were killed as a result of the Gunwalker imbrogolio. It’s actually President Obama hugging one of President Felipe Calderon’s kids; whether future cross-border visits will be as amicable remains to be seen. As political fallout from...
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Impunity

Impunity

IMPUNITY Documentary in the Human Rights Film Festival. Presented in partnership with Cinema Tropical, Committee to Protect journalists, and the International Center for Transitional  Justice.  Produced by Human Rights Watch In Colombia for the past several decades, including when I lived in Bogota, drug cartels warred against paramilitary militias.  Thousands upon thousands of peasants and villagers...
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The Oracle of Omaha

The Oracle of Omaha

A friend I had supper with this week spent 3 hours with the Sage of Omaha the other day. Flew to Omaha and sat in a ”terrible neighborhood diner” and ate terrible food, and spoke with him for hours. He said it was the kind of place you see in horror movies, where ghosts...
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