Trump, our miserable reflection

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro There is not much to analyze in the voting results. It should not surprise us that Trump won; he is a reflection of what we are as humanity: patriarchal, misogynist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, racist, and fascist. That explains why he beat Hillary Clinton and won the election. By this I do not mean…

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Capitalism against the Indigenous Peoples of the United States

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro A few weeks ago in the United States as in most Latin American countries the Columbus Day was commemorated with activities in schools and a holiday. In the United States, November is the month of Native Peoples since 1990. As the paper puts up with everything, it is said its purpose is to…

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Without pedigree

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro I grew up among the mud, dusty places and rusty sheets. My childhood was a broken and incredibly beautiful poem. I grew up in the heart of a marginalized neighborhood which had a love affair with the village and the grassland. I roamed ravines and climbed fruit trees, ran between rows of cornfields…

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It is imperative to destabilize Venezuela

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro  They are impatient for the Bolivarian Revolution to collapse. There have been too many benefits for the outcasts, too many development opportunities for the marginalized of the system, and this is something the right and international capital can not live with. On December 7, 2015, Hillary Clinton celebrated with Latin right wingers in…

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Latin America, land of femicide

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro The emotional and physical violence that we women experience is an inseparable part of our lives in Latin America. Every day we are harassed, insulted, assaulted, we suffer rape, torture, we are mutilated and are left lying on roadsides and vacant fields, as waste in garbage bags. We are disappeared in clandestine graves.…

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The No in Colombia, triumph of the oligarchies

Sígueme en https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro Latin America is still crying tears of blood, how many centuries in agony? The No in Colombia is the result of decades of media manipulation, the particular agenda of Plan Condor has been applied to the letter in the country with the modalities of time and technology. War is always more profitable than…

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Hillary Clinton and Trump: the same thing

https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro There isn’t much where to choose from, on the one hand the Democrats with their double standards and on the other the Republicans with their fervor for fascism and the Ku Klux Klan. Americans will be forced to vote for either of the two catastrophic candidates for both domestic and foreign policy. Hillary Clinton is…

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Dilma, a woman of deep convictions

Sígueme en: https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro The photograph of a young Brazilian guerrilla, almost a child, before a military court that tortured and imprisoned her for three years, went around the world the day Dilma Vana da Silva Rousseff became the first woman president of Brazil. That image of a brave teenager, of deep and sincere look, sitting on…

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The affront of Peña Nieto to Mexico and Latin America

Sígueme en: https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro When the Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States, Donald Trump referred to Mexico with insults, the first to speak out against was the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, “I as president of Venezuela of Bolívar and Chávez, I raise my voice in defense of the people of Mexico, offended by…

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It is not Venezuela, it’s Colombia

Sígueme en: https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Translated by Marvin Najarro  Latin America, with its multitudinous faces and multiple ethnicities, is black, has the strength and resilience of African descent. An ancient root that we continue to deny as part of our cultural identity. As Afro-descendants in Latin America we remain invisible even more than indigenous peoples. In the beauty of the Patria Grande,…

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To be dismayed is not enough

Translated by Marvin Najarro https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina Every time we learn about unpleasant news (a rape, a femicide, a slaughter, and a terrorist act) our first and last reaction is to be shocked and remain in that condition, as if with that our share of social consciousness, as a demonstration of our collective commitment, would be fulfilled. With all the injustice and…

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The Olympic Games between patriarchy and elitism

Translated by Marvin Najarro https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina The Olympic Games have been elitists since its inception. (Called Ancient Olympic Games from 776 BC, To 393 AD) They were also exclusive to men, something that has been changing as the years go by and more women enter fields that, 120 years ago (at the beginning of the Modern Olympic Games) the world had ever…

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The fallacy of famine in Venezuela

Translated by Marvin Najarro  https://telegram.me/cronicasdeunainquilina I wonder what is happening with the common sense of the people, with the natural intelligence and the ability to reason. We’re letting ourselves to be influenced by what the world big media corporations are imposing upon us. Where is our power of resistance, of questioning and the right to doubt? Is it perhaps that…

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Listen, I am a victim of sexual trafficking

Translated by Marvin Najarro  When I lived in Guatemala I heard from a mother, referring to a young girl who worked in a bar (in Guatemala, nightclubs and canteens where sexual service is also offered are called bars, or brothels) waitressing and had had three children from different men -she was a single mom- “she’s there because she’s a whore…

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What awaits Colombia, a firm and lasting peace?

Translated by Marvin Najarro As a Guatemalan who experienced the signing of the Firm and Lasting Peace in my country, and have seen for the past 19 years the decline of the Peace Accords, I wonder: Will it be different in Colombia? Will those responsible be genuinely committed to the peace process? Because in any socio-political and socio-cultural context peace…

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The never ending racism in the land of the Ku Klux Klan

Translated by Marvin Najarro  An urgent question arises, what is Obama doing when talking about human rights in Venezuela, and signing interventionist executive actions, when in his country the white police kill afro descendants every day in crimes of racial hatred?  From that point, it is impossible to speak of democracy in the country, a fallacy of the many invented…

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Obama’s mockery to undocumented immigrants

Translated by Marvin Najarro  During his visit to Cuba, Obama had the nerve to tell Raul Castro that the Cuban diaspora in the United States suffered from homesickness, trying with this to blame the Cuban Revolution for the immigration; he did not mention the Cuban Adjustment Act which the United States uses to punch the revolution below the belt with…

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S.O.S, It is not Venezuela, is Mexico

Translated by Marvin Najarro. Mexico is being kidnapped, tortured, massacred, and disappeared by none other than the government of Peña Nieto. The urgent question we ask ourselves is, what are Almagro and the OAS waiting to apply the Democratic Charter to Peña Nieto? Is it not the government violating the human rights of Mexican citizens? Doesn’t the government incite and…

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Hillary Clinton, Latin American Interventionist

Translated from Spanish by Alan Bailey. Edited by Shelby Stillwell.  Watching America, (Estados Unidos). Hillary Clinton is now seeing the fruits of her decision to not get divorced when her husband committed the vile act that the press and the patriarchy have called a “fling.” The same press and patriarchy that stoned and victimized the young woman involved when it…

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