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The Forgotten Voices of America’s ‘Ignored Abroad’
The Forgotten Voices of America’s ‘Ignored Abroad’
February 3, 2018

It's clearly beyond time for America's "Ignored Abroad" – from St. Croix and Moloka'i to Tutuila and Tinian – to achieve post-colonial status as independent nations free of dictates from Washington and the boorish intentions of resident non-natives from patently foreign places like New York, Florida, Texas, and California.

Memento Mori: a Requiem for Puerto Rico
September 30, 2017

Three and a half million people are without power, water, fuel, food, and support. This isn’t some uninhabited atoll. This is where I grew up. This is where my family lives. This is my home.

Memento Mori: a Requiem for Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico Merely a Colonial Possession
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Puerto Rico Merely a Colonial Possession
September 28, 2017

It took a natural calamity, Hurricane Maria, to wake Puerto Ricans up to the fact that, as far as Donald Trump and his administration are concerned, Puerto Rico is merely a far-flung colonial possession separated from the mainland US by, as Trump put it, “a thing called the Atlantic Ocean…”

Neo-Colonialism and Disaster Relief: an Unholy Duo
September 14, 2017

The Caribbean colonies of four neo-colonialist powers, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States, have discovered the hard way where they stand with their colonial masters when faced with an extreme natural disaster. In the wake of hurricane Irma, a Category 5 mega-storm, the populations of the island territories of the four colonial powers, as well as Barbuda, a dominion of Queen Elizabeth’s “Commonwealth,” were relegated to second- and third-class status when it came to the receipt of urgent assistance in the wake of Irma.

Neo-Colonialism and Disaster Relief: an Unholy Duo
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U.S. Is a Divisive and Coercive Influence in the Caribbean
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U.S. Is a Divisive and Coercive Influence in the Caribbean
October 17, 2012

The United States, rather than embrace its own Caribbean cultures in the Florida Keys and New Orleans and its surrounding bayou country, has adopted a policy of treating the Caribbean as a «soft underbelly» of the United States where the only things that matter are a constant military presence and an assurance that the nations of the region follow the United States foreign policy lines and maintain the financial status quo that permits wealthy American businessmen like Mitt Romney to hide their assets from the U.S. tax man…

Puerto Rico: Empire’s Grip and a Glimmer of Hope
May 22, 2012

The U.S. Administration explains that the hyperactivity of the FBI and the rest of the U.S. intelligence community in Puerto Rico is a part of the response to the threat posed by terrorist groups, drug cartels, and agents of hostile regimes. The U.S. hit list, it must be noted, includes as legitimate targets the radical separatists who, in fact, are ordinary Puerto Ricans trying to press for the independence of their country… In Washington, the hopes of the Puerto Rican nationally oriented forces for a reunion with other Latin American nations are seen as a risk to the U.S. interests in the region…

Puerto Rico: Empire’s Grip and a Glimmer of Hope
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