Archive for February, 2015

Arrest of Caracas Mayor Sign of Broader Venezuela Crackdown

Cro Cro – It’s Amazing How People Can Change

Arrest of Caracas Mayor Sign of Broader Venezuela Crackdown
CARACAS, Venezuela — Feb 20, 2015, 9:48 PM ET
By HANNAH DREIER and JOSHUA GOODMAN Associated Press

Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro poured into the streets Friday to condemn the surprise arrest of Caracas’ mayor for allegedly participating in a U.S.-backed plot to overthrow his government.

The protests came a day after an armed commando unit dressed in camouflage raided Mayor Antonio Ledezma’s office and hauled him away. The detention, recorded by security cameras, set off a wave of spontaneous demonstrations in middle-class neighborhoods loyal to the opposition and on Friday a few hundred supporters gathered peacefully to denounce Ledezma’s “kidnapping.”

The mayor was charged with conspiracy, a crime punishable by 8 to 16 years in jail, and sent Friday night to a military prison outside Caracas where other prominent government foes are being held. Continue reading

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SMALL MAN RECOMMENDS SUPER INORDINATE GOALS AND ALTERNATE PRESIDENTS

Black Stalin – A smelling it

SMALL MAN RECOMMENDS SUPER INORDINATE GOALS AND ALTERNATE PRESIDENTS

By Waltie Ainsworth – 10 February 2015 – (note that this article was written before the APNU-AFC agreement was announced)

WANTED IN GUYANA……thinkers and tinkerers who can meld and weld the ethnic groups into one team of innovators and workers. The PPP in 22 years was obsessive about creating neighbours instead of room- mates between and among the races and instead of producing diversity created a hodge podge that eliminated vertical growth. And now that election is nigh, the horizontal programs of coping and canning alien programs, has left the electorate willing to venture into super inordinate programs with a plan to have alternate presidents.

Under the heading of super inordinate goals, the AFC and APNU will combine efforts and resources to combat and challenge the PPP at the May 11 election cycle. But what is apparent is the tussle for positions, they should simply come together first and bake the cake and share after. The cake cannot be sliced prior to the election. Continue reading

HALF A DOZEN SIGNIFICANT TROOPERS DIE IN THE DIASPORA

AL GREEN – LOVE AND HAPPINESS

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HALF A DOZEN SIGNIFICANT TROOPERS DIE IN THE DIASPORA

During the New Year celebration comrades bowed their heads in silence to remember the life and times of Mendes Patrick Benn, who lived and died in an Atlanta suburb prior to the Christmas holiday.

Four days later at the dawn of the New Year, the news rang out that Leslie Chung who also lived in Atlanta had kicked the bucket. I had known both men personally. Both of them were equal opportunity offenders and classical loud mouths and patriots.
I went to high school in Buxton with Patrick while I grew up swimming in the side line trench naked, with Chung, as the self appointed Life guard and coach.  Continue reading