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If it is necessary to turn the country into a cemetery in order to pacify it, I will not hesitate to do so. – Guatemalan President, General Carlos Arana Osorio, 1971 ( – pg. 425, POWER [...]

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Los jesuitas toman tres votos cuando entran la Sociedad de Jesús. Se trata de la pobreza, la castidad, y obediencia. Si recuerdo el libro de Jim Carney, él era un veterano de la Segunda Guerra Mundial [...]

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Casual students of the Mexican Revolution, which may have lasted from 1910 to 1940, will readily recall the names of Emiliano Zapata and Pancho Villa, but it is only serious students of that revolution who are [...]

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To be a high-ranking “civil servant” (as public officers were called back in my youth) was to be a member of a privileged native elite back in the colonial 1950s and 1960s in the old capital, [...]

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When the Prime Minister of Belize (or, in last Friday’s case, the PM’s “representative,” the Deputy Prime Minister) delivers the Government of Belize’s Independence Day speech, whether we humble citizens of Belize realize it or not, [...]

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This year’s September celebrations, the last before next April’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) referendum, are almost over. Soon, Settlement Day and Christmas will be upon us. After that, April 10 will stare us directly in [...]

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As much as we cherish life when we are in our youth and in our prime, it is for sure that if we live long enough we begin to lose our relevance. In fact, if we [...]

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A few years ago I was in a conversation with Senator Henry Gordon, and I said to him, well maybe it’s about time we had another black summit, to look at the real. Henry’s response was [...]

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I have to admit that I’ve reached the stage of my life where I am regularly affected by bouts of nostalgia. On Tuesday afternoon, for instance, KREM’s Lisa Love was playing Eddie Floyd’s “Consider Me.” In [...]

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(Publisher’s NOTE: The publisher’s column, as such, did not begin until November of 1974, after the UBAD Party had been dissolved. The column reproduced below first appeared in the AMANDALA issue of Friday, March 29th, 1974. [...]