Tag Archives: Latin America

Pope Francis in America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Pope Francis in America – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Pope Francis1We come from everywhere Africa, Europe, Asia, Latin America We hide in the bowels of ships And stowaway in the cargo of planes Dodge bullets and run from dogs And get nightmares about fences and walls

We do these things and more To experience the land of liberty-and dreams And to provide for our families So they too can say they are Americans

We are no scum or dreg We heal the sick, mop the floors Tend the gardens, harvest the crops Throw out the garbage, push wheelchairs Babysit and become surrogate moms   Continue reading

Guantanamera – By Adrian Sanchez – includes music videos

Adrian Sanchez is one of the followers of Guyanese Online

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A song which we all should know. Its name alone resonates deep within me and in perfect time with my heartbeat. Guantanamera. I love it when a song, its rhythms and beat, affect me with such physicality. Guantanamera is one such song. Imagine my excitement when I recently heard a new version of this Latin American musical gem. For anyone who has not heard “Guantanamera” and would like to listen: click here and please tell me what you think of it.

Guantanamera

This  version of Guantanamera is a vast collaboration of no less than 75 Cuban recording artists. It was produced by Playing for Change [1]. They recorded and produced this track with Jackson Browne, who stated that traveling with Playing for Change across Cuba was one of the most rewarding and inspiring musical experiences of his life.

As with the most popular versions of this song, this latest recording, is based…

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America’s refugee crisis – commentary

The surge from Central America

The child-refugee surge from Central America

America’s refugee crisis

JULY 19, 2014 · STABROEK NEWS — EDITORIAL

US immigration, legal and otherwise, has always been a barometer of the projected hopes of America’s poorer, less stable southern neighbours. After the 2008 financial crisis immigration to the US – more than half of it originating in Latin America and the Caribbean (up from one-fifth in 1970) – dipped noticeably. Since then “comprehensive immigration reform”, a subject no less divisive than Obamacare, has been a common talking point for both parties, as have debates over such niceties as whether “anchor baby” should be a pejorative term, or “touch-back” remigration required from illegal aliens seeking to regularize their status. Continue reading

A new US policy for the Americas- By David jessop

The View from Europe  By David Jessop

A new US policy for the Americas

Last week the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, spelt out a new US policy for the Americas. In a major address in Washington, he confirmed the approach that took hold during President Obama’s first term, formally drew a line under the Cold War, and set aside, hopefully forever, the interventionist thinking that has underwritten US policy towards the hemisphere since 1823.
His remarks also gave prominence to US thinking on Cuba, making clear that the new policy also applied to relations with Havana.

Speaking at an event co-sponsored by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Organization of American States on November 18, the Secretary of State declared that the era of the Monroe Doctrine was over and that the United States will no longer seek to intervene in the affairs of other American states. The US was moving on, he said, and was making a different choice.   Continue reading

Criminal deportees sent back to the Caribbean in 2012 – US report

Criminal deportees sent back to the Caribbean in 2012 – US report

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thursday Jan.3, 2013: A total of 55,742 criminal immigrants were sent packing from the U.S. and back to their homelands in the Caribbean and Latin America in 2012, New Americas has found.

Data NAN obtained and analyzed from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on deportee rates to Latin America and the Caribbean, found that while some 4,898 of all criminal immigrants were sent back to the Caribbean last year, Latin America accounted for over 12 time that number with 50,844.
A “criminal alien” is defined under U.S. immigration laws as a migrant who is convicted of a crime. Most of those deported were sent back for murders and sex and drug crimes.      Continue reading

Who makes the big profits from illegal drugs? – commentary

How the US Government, Banks, Prison-Industrial Complex, Corrupt Officials, Businesses, Law Enforcement, Racists and the CIA Profit From Illegal Drugs

Mark Karlin, Truthout:

This is the eighth article in the Truthout on the Mexican Border series looking at US immigration and Mexican border policies through a social justice lens. Mark Karlin, editor of BuzzFlash at Truthout, visited the border region recently to file these reports. You can find links to the previous coverage at the end of this article. 

“Minus the gruesome violence in their host countries, drug cartels are just illegal businessmen, so the business class in the US can relate to them, as can the CIA. They are aggressive, ruthless and greedy, not unlike some of their bankers on Wall Street.

The cost of a to achieve geopolitical objectives then is immense in the loss of life, the breakdown of civil society in the nations affected in Latin America, and in the moral grounding, racial injustice and credibility of our governmental and business institutions.”

Read the Article How the US Government, Banks, Prison-Industrial Complex, Corrupt Officials, Businesses, Law Enforcement, Racists and the CIA Profit From Illegal Drugs

Cuba best country in Latin America to be a mother – report

Cuba best country in Latin America to be a mother, says new report

Published on May 11, 2012    – Caribbean News Now

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — Cuba has been ranked the number-one country of Latin America to be a mother in a report by the Save the Children, a non-governmental organization based in London.

According to Prensa Latina, the next best countries in the region are Argentina and Uruguay, while those suffering the worst conditions to be a mum are Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala, based on the report that evaluates the state of mothers in 165 countries.                Continue reading

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