Daily Archives: March 7, 2019

BRAZIL: Lights, sequins, samba: Rio carnival at the Sambadrome – in pictures

Performers from the Salgueiro samba school parade during carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome

U.S – Trump, the wall and a yearning for blond, blue-eyed Nordic men – By Mohamed Hamaludin

U.S – Trump, the wall and blond, blue-eyed Nordic men

– By Mohamed Hamaludin

During a January 2018 meeting in the Oval Office with members of Congress focusing on a possible bipartisan immigration policy, Haiti, El Salvador and African countries came up and President Donald J. Trump asked, according to The Washington Post, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” He wanted, instead, more immigration from countries such as Norway.

Trump had just recently met Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg so his reference to her country could have been a throw-away line. Or perhaps not.

The Nordic people have been featured prominently in the views of so-called nativists, including those who have advocated eugenics for more than a century as the ideal breed of the human race.            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: A brief history of instabilities in Guyana: 1953-2019 – By Freddie Kissoon

A brief history of instabilities in Guyana, 1953-2019

Freddie Kissoon

Guyana: Former GRDB accountant loses Canadian extradition appeals – Deported

NO ELECTION DATE: Jagdeo-Granger talks ended in stalemate; President to meet GECOM

President David Granger Wednesday morning maintained that he could not call an election date unless the “independent” Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is ready, and he is expected to meet the seven-member body next week.

“GECOM is in charge of elections, not the Executive. I cannot decide when elections will be held,” he said minutes after meeting Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.

The Guyanese leader said he would be asking GECOM how much money as well as time it needs to prepare for the conduct of general and regional elections.    Continue reading

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