Racism as the DNA of Humanity

Translated  by Marvin Najarro  Every time a video of US police violence against Afro-descendants comes to light, the news spreads like wildfire and goes around the world. Then the stigmatization starts on social networks; with repudiation and double standards. But I live in the United States, and I have seen how Asians discriminate against blacks and Latinos alike or how Latinos discriminate against Asians and blacks; or how blacks discriminate against Asians and Latinos. A black, a Latino, an Asian, and a European can be as racist as an Anglo-Saxon can be; but why? Because racism, like gender violence, homophobia,…

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Winter as the Season of Serenity and Strengthening

Translated  by Marvin Najarro  During the winter the sky wraps itself in a grayish tone, and the dense clouds descend to wander the streets of the big city; an icy haze that causes the disenchanted passers-by to regret that season they call bad weather. The mood is low, flu picks up, and depression becomes the malady of the season. People are often seen cursing the cold wind, the accumulated snow, the gray days, and the thick flakes when it starts to snow. In their anger, they are unable to enjoy the magic that nature gives them: an impressive spectacle that…

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Amnesic Generations

Translated  by Marvin Najarro  What is taking place in Latin America right now should be of vital importance for the amnesic generations, in other words, all those people under forty. Anyone born during the dictatorships, or later, has been injected with the gene of ignorance and collective amnesia. We belong to the generation of denial. We are the product of a plan based on that aim: to create defeated generations, unfit, inept, egotistical, consumerist and impervious; wimps in the full extent of the word. We have been distracted with the crass because of our inability to think, of asking ourselves,…

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The maidservant as a slave

Translated  by Marvin Najarro  The maidservant, the maid, the domestic help, the nannie, the cholera (Guat.), the handmaid, the chacha, and the gata (Mex.) are some of the countless names the domestic worker is known, disparagingly. However, she is the most important employee, but she is also, paradoxically, the most poorly paid, exploited and enslaved in a model of society that uses the outcast as a springboard; as a ladder, as the most important support to sustain the exploitation of some for the benefit of others. Myriad of theories, studies, concepts and definitions can be written to justify the existence…

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Coup Against Nasralla in Honduras

Translated  by TeleSUR English  The Honduran people must defend their vote and not allow another coup like that against Zelaya. On June 28, 2009, when Honduras was just beginning its own path away from neoliberalism and became associated with the Latin American progressive current emerging in South America, President Manuel Zelaya suffered a coup d’état. The coup d’état was ordered from the United States and executed by the oligarchy, as happened in Paraguay and Brazil; it was carried out by the Congress and the Supreme Court of Justice. The vultures linked to the power of capital, dictatorships that are imposed with new operational…

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Patriarchal nucleus

Translated  by Marvin Najarro  We live in patriarchal, misogynist and sexist societies. As a result of this pattern, violence against women is systematic and structural. And also, however despicable it may be, it is a normalized violence because the woman is still seen as an object that belongs to the one who buys it. It is for that reason that we see parents, brothers, grandparents, friends, lovers, and companions, who believe themselves owners of their daughters, sisters, granddaughters, friends, lovers, and companions. And the same with strangers, they believe themselves as being the owners of any woman, with the right…

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Lenin Moreno, the Archtraitor of Latin American Progressivism

Translated  by Marvin Najarro  Just a few months ago we celebrated the victory of Lenin Moreno who promised to continue with the Citizen Revolution initiated by Rafael Correa, he turned out to be a fraud, inflicting the worst blow to Latin American progressivism in the last decade; Lenin Moreno bit the hand of the one who fed him. In his hatred for his own country Moreno surpassed Temer, both of them could not stand the light of his presidents: Temer unable to reach Dilma’s stature, and Moreno who will never outdo Rafael Correa’s, because both Correa and Dilma are already…

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Ilka Oliva: It has been the written words that have given voice to the unfathomable emptiness that inhabits me

Translated  by Marvin Najarro  By Mariela Castañón Ilka Oliva is a Guatemalan writer who has lived in the United States for almost 15 years. She migrated to the United States without the proper documentation after a professional disappointment. The challenges she has faced have not kept her from exceling in writing. He has published 12 books that have been translated into several languages. Oliva gave an interview to La Hora Voz del Migrante and explained the reasons why she is away from Guatemala, the situation of the migrants, the challenges and the goals accomplished. LH Voz del Migrante: How long have…

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The Charm of Che

Translated  by Marvin Najarro  The United States is a country with an impressive diversity of cultures. At a traffic light stop, waiting to cross the avenue, there may be fifty people from different countries, and they all have a history, a past, a root. The number of religions and of political thinking is also that diverse. In a social gathering, in a restaurant, in a simple supermarket or in the park you can find a variety of cultures and languages that are impossible to identify. And I have met people from countries that I did not know they existed and…

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Why is Neoliberalism Advancing in Latin America?

Translated  by Marvin Najarro  By the natural self-destruction gene that we as humanity have. Our own ego, the “yoismo,” (egoism) as they call it in psychology; grab as much as possible regardless of the other being left with nothing. Starting from this gene we can break down the different aspects that lead us to try to analyze the collective behavior of our societies in the face of neoliberal policy that drags us.

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In football Soccer, As in Life Itself

Translated  by Marvin Najarro  Football soccer is the passion of passions, and this is something that is not under discussion. We all know that. As a passion it has the irreverence of making us trill in unison, wherever we are, speak the language we speak; by its universal character. The goal is the closest to touching the firmament with the fingertips; who scores a goal has achieved immortality, it does no matter whether the game is played on a poor neighborhood street and with a rag ball. Passion, (as I like to call football soccer) is one of the most…

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