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Court Jesters Seizing the Palace: Comedians Have No Place in Political Office
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Court Jesters Seizing the Palace: Comedians Have No Place in Political Office
April 11, 2016

Jimmy Morales, the television comedian who was elected the president of Guatemala, was seriously not funny when he launched a campaign against the country’s urban and suburban slum youth. Morales dubbed his program «Operation Condor»…

Guatemala: “Soft Coup” Scenario
September 20, 2015

The Obama administration is waging a tough fight against progressive presidents of Latin America. The mission of the US embassies in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Brazil and Argentina is to make the unaccommodating leaders of these countries step down before their terms end

Guatemala: “Soft Coup” Scenario
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How Aristocrats Have Gotten Away with Even Mass-Murder
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How Aristocrats Have Gotten Away with Even Mass-Murder
July 28, 2015

On 8 July 2015, in a pervasively ignored but historically very important news event (briefly mentioned by the BBC), the only trial ever in which a former head of state was convicted in his own country for genocide — in the long court case of Ronald Reagan’s friend Guatemalan General Rios Montt — finally petered out via a declaration by a Guatemalan court, alleging that Montt’s 10 May 2013 Guatemalan conviction and 80-year prison sentence (never served) for genocide, must now simply be abandoned, because Montt is supposedly “mentally incompetent to stand trial»…

The drug wars in Central America: no mercy!
May 25, 2011

Experts in Latin America believe that drug wars on the Mexico-U.S. border are being initiated by agents of the DEA, CIA and FBI. Huge sums are spent to provide financial and even military assistance to drug lords in Guatemala, Honduras: they are said to have been receiving arms, including grenade launchers and mines.Drug cartels are better armed than law enforcement forces and the army…

The drug wars in Central America: no mercy!
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US Ambassador McFarland’s Grip on Guatemala
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US Ambassador McFarland’s Grip on Guatemala
November 28, 2010

The media writes a lot about the US aggressiveness in international politics… Individual players in the framework of the global project – US diplomats, spies, Peace Corps activists, USAID employees – receive relatively little coverage. US ambassador to Guatemala Stephen McFarland is one of them…

Acquired Amnesia Syndrome. On US Medical Experiments in Guatemala
November 3, 2010

Last October, headlines in US media were grabbed by reports showing that some six decades ago US “researchers” deliberately exposed Guatemalans to syphilis and gonorrhea. The revelations forced the US to apologize… What seems strange about the whole story is that the US did make an apology for what was done ages ago. US history abounds with cases where one or another American Doctor Mengele subjected humans to experiments with a panacea against some XX or XXI century plague…

Acquired Amnesia Syndrome. On US Medical Experiments in Guatemala
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