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This is not a post on the Venezuelan situation per se. To be clear, Maduro is terrible, but so is the opposition, who are dominated by the sort of racists that vote for Bolsonaro in Brazil and Trump in the United States. There is no easy answer for Venezuelans about their own country and even […]
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Cuba and Puerto Rico

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On May 5, 2016
Quite the irony in the Caribbean: Two Caribbean islands are at a crossroads in their relationship with the US. One is plagued by corruption and debt, and dotted with crumbling homes, abandoned by families for the imperial power nearby. The other is Cuba. Who won the cold war again? Within 24 hours on Sunday, Puerto […]

History of Slavery

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On January 17, 2016

A couple of articles on the history of world slavery that may pique your interest on a Sunday morning. First, here’s a really interesting photo essay on African slaves in Iran in the late 19th a

Diplomatic Ties

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On May 21, 2015

One of the most underrated parts of Obama’s legacy is going to be moving as far as he can to end the United States’ idiotic and utterly failed policy toward Cuba and restoring diplomatic t

It goes without saying, to me at least, that American companies should have no right to receive compensation for their Cuban property seized in 1959. Making corporate claims a major bargaining chip in dealing with Cuba is a very bad idea for a number of reasons, including the imperialistic origins of those properties that will […]

Cuban Sci-Fi

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On September 20, 2014
I dislike science fiction as a genre. While there are a couple of science fiction films I do like, they are not of the norm of the genre (Solaris, La Jetée) and I simply don’t have time for reading science fiction because I find the entire genre uninteresting. That said, I am very interested in […]

The Final Evidence

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On December 10, 2013

I guess conservatives were right. Obama is an islamofascistcommunistnazisocialistkenyanusurpertraitortoamerica. The president shaking hands with the great evil dictator of a nation 90 miles to our sou

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