The essential dignity of the Ecuadorian people

Translated by Marvin Najarro In these moments of joy and celebration in Latin America for the triumph of Alianza País, it is necessary to remember that everything in contemporary history began with the illusion of The Niño Arañero, the seller of papaya sweets in the streets of his native Venezuela; I summarize his origin because we are made of Historical Memory…

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Hiding the Truth Makes Us Accomplices

Translated y Marvin Najarro Many of us would rather live in our bubble and close our eyes to reality, remain passive, turn away and remain silent. This in relation to government corruption, and the ineffectiveness of a failed state, to systematic violence and impunity. Influence peddling and manipulation by the media. We prefer to stay at the margins in the…

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Virgen de la Asunción Safe Home: A Tragedy that Doesn’t Penetrate

Translated by Marvin Najarro   Since the day of the fire at the Virgen de la Asunción Safe Home, on March 8, a lot of water has ran under the bridge, and with it also a great deal of disinformation, media outlets that seek to capture the reader’s attention with the most chilling headlines, and sensationalist notes, depict the lives…

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The migrant women in transit

Translated by Marvin Najarro They leave their homes: in villages, towns, cantons, hamlets, shantytowns … with no direction in mind, like dry leaves blown by the wind, dead souls, slandered, beaten, abused, rejected and stigmatized. Little is known about them; they are invisible, the state and society marginalizes them, they are the victims of classism and racism, and their honor…

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Tatoj

Translated by Marvin Najarro The last time I saw him, my Tatoj said to me: “Prieto, I’m going to die,” cold and straightforward as it is natural in me, unruffled, I answered him: “Tatoj, don’t scare the hell out of yourself, we’re all going to die.” Almost a month after that conversation my Tatoj died, the news found us in…

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And What About Mexico’s Deportations?

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro The recent raids of undocumented immigrants in the United States have ignited the interest of the media, but not because they care about the human rights of undocumented immigrants or the denunciation of abuse, they do it because it is like hotcakes and fresh news that can be used for a myriad of…

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The double standard of U.S. Protests

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro Since Trump took office as U.S president, we have seen how the crowds have taken to the streets, and that’s good. However, we can not be naive and believe that all this is about dignity and discontent with Trump’s policies, and that this society awoke overnight and became aware of human values. Because…

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Trump’s wall against Latin America

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro Without going that far, the wall which Trump intends to build, will not stop the forced immigration of Latin Americans because it is due to US foreign policy and its interference in Latin America. First and foremost. The constant harassment and intrusion on the internal affairs of other countries that it regards as…

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The good Obama leaves office

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro Quite a few people believed that just for being black, Obama would represent a significant change in the domestic and foreign policy of the United States, but the Good Samaritan turned out to be a good for nothing black. A black attuned to the system and as Ku Klux Klan as Hillary Clinton…

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The force of the storm

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro We grow up with the path marked by stereotypes, customs, culture, religion and the patriarchal system which damages us all. Prejudices that tell us you can do this but not this. This is wrong, because what they might say, because our gender, physical appearance, ideology, skin color, age, social status, nationality and ethnicity.…

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There is no Cuba without Fidel because Fidel is Cuba

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro The Cuban Revolution is one of the emblematic feats of humanity, with humility and bravery as incomparable attributes. To say Cuba is to say consciousness, historical memory, that is, identity, loyalty and solidarity. Fecundity. For 58 years, the obvious question in the collective imagination, manipulated by the media, has always been, what will…

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The worst of evils

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro We have little humanity left, if at any time we had it. A planet in danger screams for help, we turn a blind eye and go to sleep like a log while everything around us is extinguishing by our indifference as self-centered mediocres. We are the deterioration of a destructive, selfish, opportunistic and…

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Syria: the dignity of a country           

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro One of the monumental farces of world media coverage, in recent decades, has been the pervasive invention of a polarized war in Syria. One of so many lies, like that of a dictatorship in Venezuela with Chavez and Maduro, or Cuba with Fidel and Raúl. Like that of the dictator Gadhafi in Libya.…

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Does Latin American Progressivism Agonize?

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro It is a frequent question that is repeated over and over again by corporate media, as part of the media manipulation with which the amorphous masses are anesthetized. Fallacies which at the present time are the armed wing of post dictatorship driven neoliberalism, as a modality of old-fashioned capitalism. At the head a…

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For us the undocumented time has come (2)

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro In the first part of this article I tried to point out the reasons for the Latin Americans forced migrations to the United States, in which free trade agreements and the constant reimplementations of the Condor Plan with its regional agendas have much to do. But what happens to the migrants who manage…

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Fidel and the offsprings of the Revolution 

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro In this article I will refer to the children of the Cuban Revolution. To the childhood and youth that were born in a sovereign Cuba, that have enjoyed the benefits of the Revolution. It is impossible not to express admiration before so many expressions of the people’s love for Fidel; in any street,…

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I am Fidel! I am Fidel! I am Fidel!

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro Where is Fidel?  Daniel Ortega asked in the Jose Marti Memorial of the Revolution Square in Havana, in tribute to Fidel, and the Cuban people, exalted, grateful and loving, in unison answered: I am Fidel! I am Fidel! I am Fidel! At that moment, Cuba vibrated again, as in 1st. January 1959. The…

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Fidel, a Revolution of Utopias

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro We’ve had the generational privilege of having known a man who marked the history of Latin America and the world. The most brilliant statesman that the Great Homeland could have ever given birth to. The tireless fighter for fairness, social equality and justice. We have had the honor of having known a man…

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For us the undocumented time has come (1)

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro The migrations of Central Americans to the United States began in the 1980s, when the US intervened in Central American territory with the implementation of the Plan Condor and the dictatorships regional agendas which were referred as Internal Armed Conflict, which in Guatemala resulted in genocide and scorched earth.

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