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 imagined. By breaking paradigms, female gender has shown that there is nothing in the world that is the exclusivity of one gender only (except giving birth), as patriarchy intends us to commit it to memory. Tearing down the walls in…

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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 we have allowed ourselves to be robed even of our instinct? Who on earth would think that there may be famine in Venezuela because of the current government; when the international news channels, related to capital, show the images of…

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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 and likes the cock”. The other women taking part in the conversation, all mothers, married by the church and by all laws, seconded the comment and also railed against the girl, whom when they came across with kindly greeted, kissed…

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Trump racism reflects our humanity

Translated by Marvin Najarro  The Trump acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention was above all an assault to peace and democracy; it was in itself a call to violence and the continuity of racist and interventionist policies. At the beginning of the race for the presidency many labeled him crazy as a way to discrediting him, no, the crazies are another thing. Trump is the exemplification of ultraconservative thought that governs the foundation of this country, its society and its system. Trump, all he has done, is to say aloud what most in this society speaks behind closed doors.

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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 is an integral part: What those involved in this new process of reconciliation are offering? Who are those who are really committed to this new dawn? What role do the media play in all this? After the signing of the…

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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 by this interventionist system that should instead deal with its own domestic policy.  Undoubtedly the worst embarrassment to the African descendant community is having a black president akin to capital, who doesn’t represent them with integrity, and with every action…

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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 the aim to erase all the beauty of that poem. In another very distant place away from Cuba, is the Latin American immigration, specifically the one from the Northern Triangle in Central America and Mexico, where thousands are forced to…

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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 exerts the violence through its armed wing? Isn’t the Peña Nieto government kidnapping, torturing and massacring citizens? Is it not pillaging the country? Is it not repressing social demonstrations? Isn’t the government conducting a genocide?

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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 was he, he who had a family and promised fidelity, that failed. “He is the president of the United States, he has permission,” and with that they washed their hands. Hillary Clinton, by choosing to observe the double standard and…

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Hillary Clinton, interventionist in Latin America

Translated by Marvin Najarro  It’s now that Hillary Clinton is contemplating the fruits of her decision not to have divorced when her husband committed the baseness to which the media and patriarchy have referred as “having a little fling”. They are the same media and the same patriarchy who stoned and re-victimized the girl involved in the affair; when the married man, the one who had a family, and promised fidelity, and failed, was he. “He is the president of the United States, he is allowed to do it,” so their washed their hands. Hillary Clinton, with this decision of…

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The culture of gender violence

Translated by Marvin Najarro. It is there, we see it every day, is rooted in parenting patterns, in the patriarchal system, in sociocultural factors: violence against women is real and it is also accepted as something natural to our misogynistic and sexist society. For gender violence there are no territorial boundaries nor social class differences, color, creed and level of education. It is imperceptible, because it is underhanded.

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Venezuela and the power of international capital

Translated by Marvin Najarro At the IV Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), Rafael Correa was clear when he proposed to replace the Organization of American States (OAS) by the CELAC. It was a very appropriate proposal. Remember that the CELAC is an organization that was created in 2011 at the initiative of Hugo Chavez, who suggested replacing the OAS by an entity with the same members but without the United States. The reasons are obvious: Latin America is not the backyard of the United States and much less his dunghill; it has the ability…

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A universal nobody

Yesterday I had an interview for a radio in Spain. Among other things they asked me what I feel to be published in the five continents and not in Guatemala. And that my writings are translated into other languages. This question is recurrent and I never can answer it calmly because there are my emotions and feelings involved. Guatemala has hurt me since I was born, and still hurt me and will hurt me until the day I die. Because I have lived in flesh and blood, its humiliation, blows, classism and oblivion. And this anger and this rage is…

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Who said that neoliberalism is the solution?

One day the world awoke to the news that Iraq was in possession of weapons of mass destruction; a US Machiavellian plan to which the UK, Poland, Australia and Spain joined -as the first front-. That was how in 2003 we saw the start of the Iraq war. A ruthless genocide against the Iraqi people was announced on international news as simply collateral damage. Meanwhile, US soldiers were honored by such courage in defense of humanity and the homeland and are now, revered veterans.

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Latin America, coups and resistance

Today dictatorships have ceased to be bloody, the US and the Latin American oligarchy have changed their strategy. Imposition is corporate made. A new kind of dirty war and Plan Condor which execute soft coups with its central axis: through manipulation by the media, and with this, numbing the minds of the masses (Latin American middle class) which due to their indifference are easy to use. Unaware they vote for structures which according to them (classist and racist) would only affect the most vulnerable, they will never realize (by being polarized) that they are only the springboard for the benefit…

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