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Happy Contra Day!

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On November 23, 2017
While you are enjoying your dry turkey this evening, don’t forget to give thanks to Ronald Reagan, who ordered the CIA to establish and train the Contras to overthrow the Sandinistas in Nicaragua on this day in 1981. I know the people of Nicaragua are sure grateful for Ronnie! In case you need a refresher […]

Viva Sandino!

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On February 26, 2017

Glad to see Republicans repudiate the horrific policies of Reagan toward the Sandinistas! “If the world knows nothing else, the world will know this: America stands with Israel,” Vice Pres

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For whatever reason, I have a lot of small stories about global environmental issues in my blog list so let’s do them at all at once. Between poor governance and drought, Zimbabwe’s wildlife refuge are evidently overpopulated with large mammals the nation can’t provide for and so the nation is going to sell off a […]
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It’s somewhat unlikely that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade entirely in the future and certainly highly unlikely in the next few years. But as Scott always points out, the courts and conservative states are making it almost impossible for most women to actually access abortion providers. This creates a scenario where the […]

The Nicaragua Canal

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On December 24, 2014

It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which the Nicaragua Canal is not an environmental disaster, not to mention horrible for the people, largely indigenous, who will be displaced because of it. Bu

The Paraguayan Argo

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On February 25, 2013

Very interesting: Which is where Paraguay’s own “Argo” enters into the story. After Jimmy Carter denied Somoza asylum, he headed to Paraguay, where General Alfredo Stroessner’s right-wing mili

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