En Honduras 2018

Honduras is a young, energetic country which traces its culture back to ancient beginnings. Honduras was given its name by Christopher Columbus, but nowadays it is the turn of cruise ship hordes ... El producto interior bruto de Honduras en 2018 ha crecido un 3,7% respecto a 2017. Se trata de una tasa 11 décimas menor que la de dicho año, cuando fue del 4,8%. En 2018 la cifra del PIB fue de 20.342M.€ 24.024M.$, con lo que Honduras es la economía número 110 en el ranking de los 196 países de los que publicamos el PIB.El valor absoluto del PIB en Honduras cayó 107M.€ 923M ... In 2018 Honduras was the number 111 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 93 in total exports, the number 105 in total imports, and the number 96 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Honduras exported $8.62B and imported $9.54B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$923M. Últimas noticias sobre Honduras en CNN.com Últimas noticias, fotos, videos e información sobre Honduras. Violent crime is rampant in Honduras. Despite a downward trend in recent years, the murder rate remains among the highest in the world. Journalists, environmental activists, and lesbian, gay ... Honduras es un país de ingreso medio-bajo que se enfrenta a desafíos significativos, con cerca del 66 por ciento de la población viviendo en la pobreza en 2016, según datos oficiales. En zonas rurales aproximadamente uno de cada 5 hondureños viven en pobreza extrema o con menos de US$1.90 al día. PERFIL DE GOBERNANZA MIGRATORIA: HONDURAS 2018 /// 7 4) PERSONAS MIGRANTES EN TRÁNSITO 11. INM 2018, Presentación Informe Estadístico de Migración Irregular en Honduras 19 Febrero 2018, Instituto Nacional de la Migración 12. Los delitos violentos son un problema generalizado en Honduras. El país sigue teniendo una de las tasas de homicidios más altas del mundo, a pesar de la reducción de estos delitos en los ... Post Date: July 03, 2018 - Issue Date: July 21, 2018 . A member of the Barrio 18 gang in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He said he has been in the gang since he was 10. (John Moore/Getty Images) Shortly after Carlos Hernandez joined a Honduran police commission tasked with purging corruption from a notoriously crooked force, he unfolded a note left ... Do not travel to Honduras due to COVID-19.Reconsider travel to Honduras due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Honduras due to COVID-19.

What A Day: Joe Bi The Science Guy by Sarah Lazarus & Crooked Media (09/15/20)

2020.09.16 15:27 kittehgoesmeow What A Day: Joe Bi The Science Guy by Sarah Lazarus & Crooked Media (09/15/20)

"What deal can we have, Crazy Nancy?" - Jim Cramer using a term he "would never use," to Nancy Pelosi's face

Stormy Bellwether

The climate crisis has emerged as a central 2020 campaign issue, as Donald Trump and Joe Biden stake out opposing positions on a conundrum we all thought we nailed down during the Age of Enlightenment: “Science??? (Y/N)”
Even for voters who haven’t been keeping close tabs on climate change, the parallels between Trump’s public comments on climate and coronavirus alone should raise some alarms.
Trump has made no secret of his disdain for science (or facts of any stripe) during his presidency, but the overlapping crises sweeping the country have foregrounded the danger of that worldview in the White House, and make clear that we don’t have another four years to spare. Vote Save the Planet

Look No Further Than The Crooked Media

On this week's Missing America, Ben Rhodes takes a look at the seemingly endless war in the Middle East and talks to two former political prisoners, Mohamed Soltan and Jason Rezaian. Go check it out and subscribe—new episodes come out on Tuesdays

Under The Radar

Facebook has repeatedly failed to act on evidence that political leaders around the world use the platform to manipulate voters, according to a memo by a former Facebook data scientist. In the 6,600-word memo, Sophie Zhang detailed examples of governmental leaders and political parties in Honduras and Azerbaijan creating fake accounts or misrepresenting themselves to sway the public, as well as evidence of coordinated campaigns to influence elections in India, Ukraine, Spain, Brazil, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Zhang attributed the failures she observed to a lack of resources and a company tendency to focus on global activity that posed public relations risks, rather than civic or electoral damage: “Facebook projects an image of strength and competence...but the reality is that many of our actions are slapdash and haphazard accidents.” We're not sure about that "image of competence," but the whole "prioritizing good PR over a functioning democracy" thing sounds about right.

What Else?

The Justice Department has launched a performative investigation into whether John Bolton mishandled classified information in his book, which the White House had already performatively combed for classified information. Federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas to Bolton’s publisher and literary agent.
In other outrageous Justice Department news, Attorney General Bill Barr spread wholesale lies about mail-in voting, falsely claiming that “there’s no secret vote” and parroting Trump’s conspiracy theory about rampant voter fraud in Nevada.
In older Justice Department outrages, the DOJ inspector general’s office has begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Roger Stone’s lenient sentencing.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House will stay in session until there’s an agreement on another round of coronavirus stimulus.
Top HHS communications official Michael Caputo reportedly apologized to staffers for his bonkers remarks on Facebook Live, and signaled that he might step aside from his role. Caputo concluded the meeting by encouraging his staff to listen to the Grateful Dead.
Federal regulators have issued insultingly small fines to two meatpacking plants with safety problems that caused severe coronavirus outbreaks, the first such citations since the pandemic began. At least 42,534 meatpacking workers have tested positive in 494 plants, and at least 203 workers have died.
Louis DeJoy gave the Trump campaign and the RNC more than $600,000 in the weeks after the Postmaster General job became available, which seems like a lot to pay for the privilege of perjuring yourself in Congress, but to each his own.
Louisville, KY, has agreed to pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor in a settlement that also includes new police reforms. Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, continued to push for the officers involved to be held accountable: “It's time to move forward with the criminal charges, because she deserves that and much more.”
A federal appeals court has allowed the Trump administration to move forward with a plan to expel more than 300,000 undocumented immigrants, by ending “temporary protected status” for immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Sudan.
JPMorgan Chase sent some Manhattan traders home after one employee tested positive for the coronavirus, days after Trump congratulated the bank on forcing workers back into the office. When it comes to missing, the man doesn’t miss.
Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs will be deposed over Fox News’s coverage of the 2016 murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. Hannity continued spewing conspiracy theories about the murder until Rich’s parents publicly begged him to stop.
A Trump campaign ad asking people to “support our troops” used a photo of Russian jets. (Extremely Russian accent) Graphic design is my passion.

Be Smarter

Health insurance coverage in the U.S. contracted last year, before the pandemic hit, according to newly released Census data. Nearly 30 million Americans lacked coverage at some point during 2019, an increase of one million over 2018. That marks the third year in row that health insurance became more scarce, with decreases that reversed years of gains under the Obama administration. Much of that is attributable to Trump’s efforts to weaken the Affordable Care Act. As much as we all freak out about things like “the president spewing batshit conspiracy theories” and “fascism,” polling data has consistently found that swing voters are primarily concerned with traditional issues like health care, and this Census data will likely hold more political weight than a year’s worth of unhinged tweets.

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Is That Hope I Feel?

The Biden campaign has set up a major new legal operation that it’s billed as the largest election protection program in campaign history.
Pennsylvania’s Department of State has informed counties that absentee ballots can’t be thrown out solely because an election official thinks the signature doesn’t match.
A growing number of companies have committed to giving employees paid time off to serve as poll workers on November 3.
More than 400,000 people have registered to vote through Snapchat this year.

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kylie brakeman on Twitter: "liberal politicians having fun online"
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2020.09.14 14:27 rusticgorilla Lost in the Sauce: GOP source has been a Russian agent for a decade

Welcome to Lost in the Sauce, keeping you caught up on political and legal news that often gets buried in distractions and theater… or a global health crisis.
Housekeeping:

GOP source is Russian agent

The Treasury Department announced new sanctions against Andriy Derkach, a Ukrainian lawmaker, accusing him of being an "active Russian agent" who is part of Moscow's interference in the 2020 campaign. Derkach has been actively promoting discredited anti-Biden materials for many months, including meeting with Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani to hand over disinformation (picture).
Between May and July 2020, Derkach released edited audio tapes and other unsupported information with the intent to discredit U.S. officials, and he levied unsubstantiated allegations against U.S. and international political figures
These tapes were laundered through Giuliani to OANN, the Senate Homeland Security Committee (via Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson), Don Jr., and the president himself.
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) called out Sen. Johnson and Sen. Chuck Grassley (Chair of Senate Finance Cmte.) for collaborating with Derkach:
Derkach has been central in advancing the Russian disinformation that underpins Senate Republicans’ effort to smear Vice President Biden. For example, in April, the Republican chairmen of the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs and Finance Committees requested information about purported calls between Vice President Biden and Ukrainian officials. Then in May edited excerpts of those same calls involving Biden were leaked by Derkach and Andrii Telizhenko, the Senate Republicans’ star witness.
...Senate investigations should not parrot conspiracy theories pushed by Russian agents under U.S. sanctions, and Senate Republicans should immediately abandon this blatantly political effort.

DHS Whistleblower

Last week, the House Intelligence Committee released a whistleblower complaint made by former acting Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Intelligence and Analysis Brian Murphy. Chairman Adam Schiff released a statement saying the complaint “outlines grave and disturbing allegations that senior White House and Department of Homeland Security officials improperly sought to politicize, manipulate, and censor intelligence in order to benefit President Trump politically.”

On Russia

Page 10: Mr. Murphy made several protected disclosures between March 2018 and August 2020 regarding a repeated pattern of abuse of authority, attempted censorship of intelligence analysis and improper administration of an intelligence program related to Russian efforts to influence and undermine United States interests. The relevant officials at issue were Secretary Nielsen and Messrs. Wolf, Cuccinelli, Taylor, and Acting Deputy Director for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Kash Patel (“Mr. Patel”).
In May 2020, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf told Murphy to “cease providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference in the United States, and instead start reporting on interference activities by China and Iran.” Wolf told Murphy those instructions came directly from White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien, according to Murphy, who said he refused to comply because “doing so would put the country in substantial and specific danger.”
In July 2020, DHS chief of staff John Gountanis intervened to stop publication of an intelligence bulletin warning about a Russian disinformation plot to “denigrate” the mental health of Joe Biden. On July 8, Murphy said, he met with Wolf, who told him that the intelligence notification should be “held” because it “made the President look bad.” After Murphy protested, Wolf excluded him from meetings about the notification, a draft of which was ultimately produced that Murphy felt minimized the actions of Russia.
The complaint details dozens of instances in which Murphy told his superiors about the abuses of power and political interference. The complaints either went nowhere or resulted in perceived retaliatory actions against Murphy. Many of these complaints were given to Kash Patel, former staffer to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), who played a key role in a Republican effort to discredit Mueller’s and the FBI’s Russia probes.
  • Related: NSC’s top legislative affairs official, Virginia Boney, was removed and sent to the Commerce Department earlier this year because she kept pressing the White House to prioritize election security efforts — and specifically the threat posed by Russia. To date, there have been no traditional NSC Principals Committee meetings — with senior Cabinet officials and the president — on the subject of Russian interference this year.

On white supremacy

Page 14: During multiple meetings between the end of May 2020 and July 31, 2020, Mr. Murphy made protected disclosures to Messrs. Wolf and Cuccinelli regarding abuse of authority and improper administration of an intelligence program with respect to intelligence information on ANTIFA and “anarchist” groups operating throughout the United States.
Murphy alleges that Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli ordered him to modify intelligence assessments to make the threat of white supremacy “appear less severe” and include information on violent “left-wing” groups and Antifa. The reason given was “to ensure they matched up with the public comments by President Trump on the subject of ANTIFA and ‘anarchist’ groups.”
After Murphy refused to change a draft report warning of the threat posed by White supremacists, Wolf and Cuccinelli reportedly stopped the report from being finished.

On immigration and asylum

In Dec. 2019, Cuccinelli expressed frustration with intelligence reports detailing conditions in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, and accused "deep-state intelligence analysts" of compiling the information to undermine Trump's objectives regarding asylum.
Page 9: The intelligence reports were designed to help asylum officers render better determinations regarding their legal standards… Mr. Murphy defended the work in the reports, but Mr. Cuccinelli stated he wanted changes to the information outlining high levels of corruption, violence, and poor economic conditions in the three respective countries...
Mr. Cuccinelli ordered Messrs. Murphy and [former I&A Under Secretary David] Glawe to identify the names of the “deep state” individuals who compiled the intelligence reports and to either fire or reassign them immediately.
Murphy also alleges that DHS gave false information to Congress last year about the numbers of suspected terrorists crossing the southern border. At the time, administration officials were repeating a 4,000 figure in an effort to justify the government shutdown over Trump's border wall. The true number was actually six. A DHS spokeswoman pressured NBC to take down a story exposing the lie last year.

Response

Chairman Schiff has subpoenaed Murphy to testify before the Intelligence Cmte. on September 21. The Cmte. also seeks to interview high-level DHS officials including Matthew Hanna, chief of staff in Murphy's former post at DHS' Office of Intelligence and Analysis; the office's top official, Horace Jen; DHS chief of staff John Gountanis; and his deputy, Tyler Houlton.
The Senate Intelligence Cmte. issued a bipartisan request for all of the intelligence analyses that Murphy referenced in his complaint, as well as any notes and materials that fed into them. The House Homeland Security Cmte. issued a subpoena for testimony from Wolf at a hearing on Sept. 17, but DHS says that Wolf will not comply and offers Cuccinelli to testify instead. Also scheduled to be at the hearing: FBI Director Christopher Wray and Christopher Miller of the National Counterterrorism Center.

Russia still interfering

Facebook recently took down accounts and pages associated with a Russian influence operation posing as an independent news outlet. The operation published content described as “an attempt to build a left-wing audience and steer it away from Biden’s campaign, in the same way that the original IRA [Internet Research Agency] tried to depress progressive and minority support for Hillary Clinton in 2016.”
  • The same Russian operation tried and failed to infiltrate left-wing media outlets such as Jacobin, Truthout, and In These Times.
Bob Woodward reported that“the NSA and CIA have classified evidence the Russians had placed malware in the election registration systems of at least two Florida counties, St. Lucie and Washington. While there was no evidence the malware had been activated, Woodward writes, it was sophisticated and could erase voters in specific districts.”
  • Woodward’s book also notes that former director of national intelligence Dan Coats has "deep suspicions" that Russian President Vladimir Putin "had something" on President Trump, seeing "no other explanation" for the president's behavior.
Microsoft alerted SKDKnickerbocker, one of Biden’s main election campaign advisory firms, that suspected Russian state-backed hackers had gone after the company with a failed phishing attack.

DOJ, politicization, and resignations

A top aide to Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, federal prosecutor Nora Dennehy, resigned from the Justice Department and Durham’s investigation into the origins of the Russia probe. Dannehy reportedly resigned “at least partly out of concern” that Trump and AG Barr were exerting improper political pressure on the team to release results before the November election.
Several officials said expectations had been growing in the White House and Congress that Mr. Barr would make public, ahead of the election, some kind of interim report or list of findings from Mr. Durham before he completed the investigation. Mr. Barr had wanted Mr. Durham’s team to move quickly, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Trump has publicly expressed impatience with the Durham investigation, saying there should be more prosecutions and disclosures of information that would damage his political rivals. “Bill Barr has the chance to be the greatest of all time, but if he wants to be politically correct, he’ll be just another guy, because he knows all the answers, he knows what they have, and it goes right to Obama and it goes right to Biden,” Trump said (clip).
Last month, Barr predicted “significant developments in the probe before the election” (clip) and he indicated the DOJ would not respect an informal policy against taking investigative steps 60 days before Election Day. It was for this exact reason that the Trump administration claimed it fired former FBI Director James Comey.
On Tuesday’s Fox News, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows appeared to claim that he has seen documents—relevant to U.S. Attorney John Durham’s probe of the origins of the Russia investigation—which implicate several Trump and Obama administration officials in potentially illegal conduct.
  • Further reading: “Dannehy Resignation Confirms Barr’s Intent to Use Durham Probe for Political Ends,” Just Security.
Two other DOJ officials resigned last week:
Prosecutor John Choi resigned from Trump's law enforcement commission after expressing "serious" concerns that the intention of the commission was not to bridge the gap between communities of color and law enforcement.
Choi, a Democrat, said in his resignation letter that "it is now patently obvious ... that this process had no intention of engaging in a thoughtful and open analysis, but was intent on providing cover for a predetermined agenda that ignores the lessons of the past, furthering failed tough-on-crime policies that led to our current mass incarceration crisis and fueling divisions between our communities and our police officers."
Deputy Assistant AG David Morrell resigned on Friday, withdrawing from cases defending the government’s position on issues including the Census and the Portland protests.

The courts

A three-judge panel blocked the Trump administration from excluding undocumented immigrants from being counted in the census for apportionment. Trump’s order violates a statue saying apportionment must be based on everyone who is a resident of the United States.
District Judge Lucy Koh ordered the Trump admin. to produce internal documents connected to its sudden decision to end the 2020 Census count a month earlier. Two weeks ago, Koh temporarily blocked the bureau from winding down the count until a hearing set for Sept. 17.
Court-appointed adviser and retired judge John Gleeson slammed the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case against Michael Flynn, calling it a "corrupt and politically motivated favor.” A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Sept. 29.
"In the United States, Presidents do not orchestrate pressure campaigns to get the Justice Department to drop charges against defendants who have pleaded guilty -- twice, before two different judges -- and whose guilt is obvious," Gleeson wrote.
"Yet that is exactly what has unfolded here," he added.
A judge denied a bid to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Trump's inaugural committee and the Trump Organization misused nonprofit funds to enrich the president's family business. The suit, brought by Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine in January, alleges that the president's inaugural committee was aware that it was being overcharged for services at Trump's Washington hotel in 2017 and still spent over $1 million at the hotel.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced two settlements totaling $583,100 with Deutsche Bank to resolve investigations into violations of Ukraine-related sanctions. The resolution came as the bank hired “an old friend” of AG Barr to “help the bank navigate the political waters in Washington.”

Trump profiting

Federal spending records show that taxpayers have paid Trump’s businesses more than $900,000 since he took office. At least $570,000 came as a result of the president’s travel.
In addition to the rentals at Mar-a-Lago, the documents show that the Trump Organization charged daily “resort fees” to Secret Service agents guarding Vice President Pence in Las Vegas and in another instance asked agents to pay a $1,300 “furniture removal charge” during a presidential visit to a Trump resort in Scotland.
Additionally, the Trump Organization has received at least $3.8 million in fees from GOP groups for headlining a political event at one of his properties.
Last month, the Trump Organization received approval for a new trademark in Argentina, the third one in the country. Last November, Trump may have altered U.S. foreign policy to assist his company in obtaining approval for the two previous trademarks. “Shortly after the trademark opposition period ended in April 2018, the Trump administration lifted tariffs on steel and aluminum in Argentina. Once the trademarks were officially granted to his company in November of last year, Trump announced that he would reinstate the tariffs.”
Somehow, Ivanka Trump’s fashion business is still making money despite being shutdown. According to her latest financial disclosures, “All operations of the business ceased on July 31, 2018.” Also according to her latest financial disclosures, she made at least six figures from the trust holding that business in 2019.
We - American taxpayers - footed the bill for “anti-scale fencing” along the perimeter of the White House this summer. The wall, ostensibly to protect Trump from protesters, cost over $1 million. Trump has a history of charging taxpayers for barriers around his properties, including $17,000 for fencing around Mar-a-Lago and $12,000 for “privacy fencing” around Trump International golf resort.

Immigration news

About 8,800 unaccompanied children have been quickly expelled from the United States along the Mexico border under a pandemic-related measure that effectively ended asylum. In total, the Trump administration has expelled more than 159,000 people since March.
ICE officers on the West Coast wanted to suppress Black Lives Matter protests in DC. But they aren't allowed to travel on charter flights without detainees on board. So they brought some detainees with them. In the process, they fueled a massive, deadly COVID outbreak at the Virginia facility that infected over 300 detainees, killing one.
The Pentagon is restarting many domestic projects that were plundered by Trump for money to pay for his border wall. The decision to revive these domestic projects has provided cover for Republican senators who were criticized when their home states lost military construction projects to the president’s wall.

Miscellaneous

Corruption: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is bringing back his extravagant, taxpayer-funded "Madison Dinners."
Corruption: Medicaid chief Seema Verma has charged taxpayers $6 million in less than two years for expensive consultants, organizers, and events. The Republican consultants were paid by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to work on Verma’s personal image, obtain profiles and coverage from friendly reporters, escort her during travel, write opinion articles, and even draft her Twitter posts.
Corruption: The Trump administration secretly withheld millions of dollars from a program for 9/11 first responders.
Corruption: “Ukraine gas company to add Rick Perry pick to board” and “Rick Perry’s Ukrainian Dream
Protests: Trump endorsed the extrajudicial killing of the suspect in a deadly Portland, Oregon, shooting. . “This guy was a violent criminal, and the US Marshals killed him,” Trump told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro. “And I will tell you something, that’s the way it has to be. There has to be retribution” (clip).
Protests: A witness claims that the Portland suspect, Michael Forest Reinoehl, was not armed and was shot by officers without any warning.
Rightwing: “QAnon fans spread fake claims about real fires in Oregon” and “'Do not take action yourselves': Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office warns of illegal 'checkpoints' ”
Rightwing: Mark Zuckerberg says it's "just wrong" to consider Facebook a right-wing echo chamber driven by conservative voices. But data from his own company shows that’s exactly what Facebook is.
Environment: David Legates, a University of Delaware professor of climatology who has spent much of his career questioning basic tenets of climate science, has been hired for a top position at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Environment: How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled. Your plastic will not be recycled.
Environment: Trump’s Fire Sale of Public Lands for Oil and Gas Drillers: The Bureau of Land Management is rushing to auction off sites ahead of a potential Biden presidency.
World: The Iranian government is considering assassinating the US ambassador to South Africa in response to the killing earlier this year of Qassem Soleimani, according to highly classified intel reports. The plot against the ambassador, Lana Marks, is one of several options US officials believe Iran is considering for retaliation over Soleimani’s death.
  • Woodward reported that Sen. Lindsey Graham urged Trump not to assassinate Suleimani while on the golf course with the president. Graham warned Trump he would be raising the stakes from “playing $10 blackjack to $10,000-a-hand blackjack”. “This is over the top,” the senator said. “How about hitting someone a level below Suleimani, which would be much easier for everyone to absorb?”
World: Read some of the “love letters” Kim Jong Un sent to Trump.
World: Woodward also reported that Trump boasted that he protected Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder. "I saved his ass,” Trump said. “I was able to get Congress to leave him alone. I was able to get them to stop.”
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2020.09.10 11:02 autotldr US intelligence official says he was ordered to suppress Russian election meddling DW 10.09.2020

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 52%. (I'm a bot)
A former high-level US intelligence official said in a whistleblower complaint made public on Wednesday that he was pressured by his boss to stop providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference in the upcoming US election.
According to the complaint, Wolf told Murphy intelligence on Russian disinformation should be "Held" because it "Made the president look bad.".
The complaint outlined several other occasions when Murphy was pressured to amend details within intelligence reports that didn't match with policy objectives of President Donald Trump.
In December 2019, Murphy submitted intelligence reports on US asylum standards that outlined corruption, violence, and economic malaise Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
According to Murphy's account, acting DHS Secretary Kenneth Cuccinelli said he "Wanted changes to the information" and complained that "Deep state intelligence analysts" were compiling intelligence to undermine Trump's asylum policy objectives.
The complaint also said Murphy was pressured in 2018 to provide intelligence assessments to support the Trump administration's claims that migrants with terrorist ties were crossing the southwestern border of the US. Murphy claimed to have said that he would not change the intelligence to overestimate the threat.
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2020.08.28 14:53 HauntedSpy SKs you never might've heard of: North America

\Note: The USA has its own separate post,* click here In this post, I'll showcase a convicted or suspected SK in each* country on the North American continent from a list I've been compiling about SKs around the world, which have yet to receive a Wikipedia entry. Each section will contain some info on their crimes, and a link/source from which I got it. I hope you'll find this as interesting as I do. Let us begin. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA: Delano Forbes (2017-2018; 4 victims) "The Vampire Killer". Killed four vagrants in Saint Paul Parish, whose blood he subsequently drained and drank. One victim was killed while he was on the run from police. Trial is ongoing. THE BAHAMAS: Cyril Darville (1980s-1990; 1-10) "The Butcher". Shot and killed 10 unlicensed taxi drivers (known as "hackers") during robberies in Nassau. Convicted of one murder. Sentenced to death, overturned and commuted to 55 years imprisonment. BARBADOS: Mark Beckles (2003; 4 victims) Over the course of four months, he raped and murdered three women and an elderly man in Bridgetown. Committed suicide in prison. BELIZE: None to my knowledge CANADA: Kenneth Ford (1940s-1952; 1-4 victims) "The Quebec Bluebeard". An American man from Vermont who drowned his wife at their Cowansville home. His three previous love interests had also died in suspicious "accidents", all of them sharing one commonality - they were pregnant. Executed at Bordeaux Prison in 1953. COSTA RICA: Jairo Díaz Aragón (2011-2016; 5-8+) "The Dota Killer". Nicaraguan laborer who massacred a family of four in Copey de Dota in March 2015, and later stabbed to death a man the following year. Suspected in the murder of a 10-year-old in Cantón de Pérez Zeledón in 2011, and killing his stepmother and granddaughter back in Nicaragua. Sentenced to 121 years imprisonment. CUBA: Simón Cepero (unknown-1944; victim count in the high double digits) A mentally-ill man who murdered various people, both in and out of prison, in the small village hamlet of San Rafael. Details on this story are a bit confusing, since it's a word-of-mouth one, but still fascinating. Murdered in 1944 by a fellow villager. DOMINICA: Patrickson Moses (2011-2017; 3+) Known by his moniker "Gravity", he sodomized and then murdered at least three homeless men on the streets of Roseau. Other homeless men have been killed in this same manner, and they're suspected of being his doing. Status unknown. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Luis Alberto Cabrera Jiménez (2002; 3 victims) Jack the Ripper copycat. Between February and May, raped and stabbed to death prostitutes in Santo Domingo, stealing their clothes afterwards. Sentenced to 30 years imprisonment. GRENADA: None to my knowledge GUATEMALA: Silas Boston (1968-1978; 2-3+ victims) American from California who murdered an English couple on his boat, hogtied the bodies and then dropped them off near the Guatemalan coast. Suspected in the death of one of his wives in Sacramento, CA, and possibly responsible for numerous others. Died in hospital before trial. HAITI: Johnson Orélus (2011-2012; 2-4 victims) Leader of a gang of kidnappers who assaulted and killed two Haitian-Americans in Port-au-Prince. Also suspected in the deaths of two other people. Imprisoned, sentence unknown. HONDURAS: Alma Cleotilde Grand Pérez (1998; 3 victims) Murdered three men in El Porvenir, hacking their bodies with an axe and using the remains in satanic rituals. Reportedly the country's first SK. Sentenced to 70 years imprisonment. JAMAICA: Kemar Thompson (2014; 8 victims) In the span of two months, he murdered men in robberies and while trying to avoid capture in Saint Catherine Parish. Sentenced to 66 years imprisonment. MEXICO: Naum Levit Torres Márquez (2015; 3+ victims) Guatemalan immigrant and self-proclaimed MS-13 gang member who murdered three prostitutes in Guadalajara between February and March. Suspected of more murders in his native country. Sentenced to 60 years imprisonment. NICARAGUA: Oliverio Castañeda Palacíos (1933; 4+ victims) "The Dandy Poisoner". Guatemalan man who poisoned family members, and possibly others, with strychnine in León. He was the uncle of left-wing student leader Oliverio Castañeda de León, who was assassinated during Gen. Romeo Lucas Garciá's reign. Palacíos himself was executed by military forces after his trial. PANAMA: Carlos Rafael Meneses Lambis (2003-2004; 2-3 victims) Raped and stabbed two prostitutes in Bethania and Veracruz, and a suspect in the death of his wife in Vista Alegre. Never captured, and remains one of the country's Top 10 fugitives. SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS: None to my knowledge SAINT LUCIA: None to my knowledge SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: Veron Primus (2006-2015; 2+ victims) Violent criminal and rapist currenty charged with two murders: the 2006 strangulation of a Brooklyn, NY teen and the 2015 stabbing death of a real estate agent in Arnos Vale. The long gap between his crimes leads me to believe he could possibly have more victims, either in New York or Vermont, where he was active, but I could be wrong. Awaiting murder trial in St. Vincent. TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: None to my knowledge
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2020.08.27 19:08 jsilvy Illegal immigrants aren't a real problem.

Undocumented immigrants are not a real problem and is seriously exaggerated as an issue in American media (and especially right-wing media), although most politicians in both parties will at least pay lip service to it as an issue because they will face backlash if they don’t. Most of the time, it is a useful tactic used by politicians and pundits (again, particularly on the right) to fear monger and to avoid talking about other issues that actually impact people’s lives, such as healthcare, climate change, automation, the economy, infrastructure, the criminal justice system, the war on drugs, and foreign policy among others. Most claims on the problems of undocumented immigrants aren’t really backed by data.
*Claim 1: Undocumented immigrants are harmful to the economy because they lower wages and take more welfare than they pay in taxes.*
While it’s true that letting in too many people at a time could potentially overwhelm the economy, the data tends to show that immigration doesn’t really hurt wages, and is in fact overall good for the economy. Here is some data:
https://www.nber.org/papers/w12497.pdf

https://sci-hub.tw/https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927537114000566

http://davidcard.berkeley.edu/papers/mariel-impact.pdf

https://budgetmodel.wharton.upenn.edu/issues/2016/1/27/the-effects-of-immigration-on-the-united-states-economy

Now, I do recognize that not all of this data applies just to undocumented immigrants. However, it is worth noting that much of it applies to the same types of low-skill workers that we see from undocumented immigrants.
As for more data particularly on undocumented immigrants:
New American Economy Factsheet: Key Takeaways

Ojeda 09
On Taxes and Social Security:





*Claim 2: Undocumented immigrants cause more crime.*
This claim is not supported data. The only illegal action that undocumented immigrants commit at a higher rate is the act of illegally crossing the border itself. To use that as an argument against undocumented immigration is basically just saying “it’s bad because the government says so”. It’s circular logic, because the only reason it’s illegal is because people in government think it’s bad, which brings us back to asking why.
Anyway, here’s some more data:
FEE: Nowrasteh 15


Consensus
Light & Miller 18 (non-paywall)

https://www.cato.org/blog/white-houses-misleading-error-ridden-narrative-immigrants-crime
All of this is especially interesting when you consider that undocumented immigrants, by the numbers, are usually more likely to be impoverished young men, which is the demographic that would usually commit the most crimes. This makes sense when you consider why they would go through the trouble of making it to a country like the US full of economic opportunities only to commit crime, something they could do just as easily back home in Mexico where the cartels run amuck. It would be like working towards a finance degree only to decide once you have it that you’re gonna just get money by holding people in alleyways at gunpoint. It does not hold up logically, and therefore it makes sense that the data doesn’t support it.
*Claim 3: Undocumented immigration harms social cohesion.*
I don’t see why that would be the case more so than any other immigrants. Either way, they come to this country to work, and generally have to learn to follow the local laws and customs and learn at least some English to survive. Even if the first generation doesn’t do that, the second does, and the third will be perfectly assimilated more or less. Of course they may still have some cultural affinity for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, or whichever country they came from, but I don’t see why that really matters. Irish, Jewish, Italian, Polish, Armenian, and other groups descended from immigrants (as we all are except for the Amerindians) often have some sort of affinity for the mother country and its culture, but that doesn’t really undermine their loyalty to the US. The only real reason I could see someone opposing this on the grounds of social cohesion is if they think Latinos are somehow inherently different from everyone else, which I don’t think is an idea that anyone outside of the alt-right would take seriously on a conscious level.
But anyway, I do have more data to back up the fact that the diversity brought by immigrants does not cause harm:
https://sci-hub.tw/https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-soc-071913-043309#article-denial

https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/laibson/files/measuring_trust.pdf

https://psycnet.apa.org/buy/2018-13651-001

http://www.fisherwilliamson.com/downloads/MPSA040508.FINAL2.pdf

https://sci-hub.tw/https://academic.oup.com/sf/article-abstract/93/3/1211/2332107?redirectedFrom=fulltext

*Claim 4: But we can’t just have open borders.*
I agree. I think we need to secure our borders. But the problem isn’t immigrants. It’s drug, sex, and human traffickers. We need to do whatever we can to combat the cartels. Personally, I don’t know a ton about trafficking. I think maintaining checkpoints along the borders and thoroughly searching vehicles is a place to start. Also, drug legalization and rehabilitation clinics/safe injection sites could go a long way towards harming the business of the drug cartels. I personally don’t claim to be an expert however, so there are probably solutions to securing the border from cartels that I haven’t considered.
I also do think we should deport undocumented immigrants who commit crimes, but if they aren’t causing any problems, we should just leave them alone.
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2020.08.25 23:51 jsilvy CMV: Undocumented Immigration is not a real problem.

Undocumented immigration is not a real problem and is seriously exaggerated as an issue in American media (and especially right-wing media). It is a useful tactic used by politicians and pundits (again, particularly on the right) to fear monger and to avoid talking about other issues that actually impact people’s lives, such as healthcare, climate change, automation, economics, infrastructure, the criminal justice system, the war on drugs, and foreign policy among others. Most claims on the problems of undocumented immigrants aren’t really backed by data.
EDIT: To clarify, I do think there are problems with Undocumented Immigration as a broader system. I think it is an issue that undocumented immigrants face horrible treatment. My view is more that the undocumented immigrants themselves are not problems.
*Claim 1: Undocumented immigrants are harmful to the economy because they lower wages and take more welfare than they pay in taxes.*
While it’s true that letting in too many people at a time could potentially overwhelm the economy, the data tends to show that immigration doesn’t really hurt wages, and is in fact overall good for the economy. Here is some data:
https://www.nber.org/papers/w12497.pdf

https://sci-hub.tw/https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0927537114000566

http://davidcard.berkeley.edu/papers/mariel-impact.pdf

https://budgetmodel.wharton.upenn.edu/issues/2016/1/27/the-effects-of-immigration-on-the-united-states-economy

Now, I do recognize that not all of this data applies just to undocumented immigrants. However, it is worth noting that much of it applies to the same types of low-skill workers that we see from undocumented immigrants.
As for more data particularly on undocumented immigrants:
New American Economy Factsheet: Key Takeaways

Ojeda 09
On Taxes and Social Security:





*Claim 2: Undocumented immigrants cause more crime.*
This claim is not supported data. The only illegal action that undocumented immigrants commit at a higher rate is the act of illegally crossing the border itself. To use that as an argument against undocumented immigration is basically just saying “it’s bad because the government says so”. It’s circular logic, because the only reason it’s illegal is because people in government think it’s bad, which brings us back to asking why.
Anyway, here’s some more data:
FEE: Nowrasteh 15


Consensus
Light & Miller 18 (non-paywall)

https://www.cato.org/blog/white-houses-misleading-error-ridden-narrative-immigrants-crime
All of this is especially interesting when you consider that undocumented immigrants, by the numbers, are usually more likely to be impoverished young men, which is the demographic that would usually commit the most crimes. This makes sense when you consider why they would go through the trouble of making it to a country like the US full of economic opportunities only to commit crime, something they could do just as easily back home in Mexico where the cartels run amuck. It would be like working towards a finance degree only to decide once you have it that you’re gonna just get money by holding people in alleyways at gunpoint. It does not hold up logically, and therefore it makes sense that the data doesn’t support it.
*Claim 3: Undocumented immigration harms social cohesion.*
I don’t see why that would be the case more so than any other immigrants. Either way, they come to this country to work, and generally have to learn to follow the local laws and customs and learn at least some English to survive. Even if the first generation doesn’t do that, the second does, and the third will be perfectly assimilated more or less. Of course they may still have some cultural affinity for Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, or whichever country they came from, but I don’t see why that really matters. Irish, Jewish, Italian, Polish, Armenian, and other groups descended from immigrants (as we all are except for the Amerindians) often have some sort of affinity for the mother country and its culture, but that doesn’t really undermine their loyalty to the US. The only real reason I could see someone opposing this on the grounds of social cohesion is if they think Latinos are somehow inherently different from everyone else, which I don’t think is an idea that anyone outside of the alt-right would take seriously on a conscious level.
But anyway, I do have more data to back up the fact that the diversity brought by immigrants does not cause harm:
https://sci-hub.tw/https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-soc-071913-043309#article-denial

https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/laibson/files/measuring_trust.pdf

https://psycnet.apa.org/buy/2018-13651-001

http://www.fisherwilliamson.com/downloads/MPSA040508.FINAL2.pdf

https://sci-hub.tw/https://academic.oup.com/sf/article-abstract/93/3/1211/2332107?redirectedFrom=fulltext

*Claim 4: But we can’t just have open borders.*
I agree. I think we need to secure our borders. But the problem isn’t immigrants. It’s drug, sex, and human traffickers. We need to do whatever we can to combat the cartels. Personally, I don’t know a ton about trafficking. I think maintaining checkpoints along the borders and thoroughly searching vehicles is a place to start. Also, drug legalization and rehabilitation clinics/safe injection sites could go a long way towards harming the business of the drug cartels. I personally don’t claim to be an expert however, so there are probably solutions to securing the border from cartels that I haven’t considered.
I also do think we should deport undocumented immigrants who commit crimes.
Everything in mind, I recognize that it is possible that there are some arguments I haven’t considered. I’m arguing a negative claim, so I recognize that there are probably infinite points I would have to debunk in order to prove my current opinion correct.
Anyway, with that, I invite reddit to challenge my view so that I may reconsider it.
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2020.08.23 22:42 techwabbit First Time: MS13 member charged with Terrorism-related Offenses - DOJ Announces - Trump Task Force to Dismantle MS-13 Takes Down Gang’s Key Leaders - Judicial Watch

Trump Task Force to Dismantle MS-13 Takes Down Gang’s Key Leaders
Some good news for a change. A special task force launched by President Donald Trump to gut the nation’s deadliest street gang has taken down key leaders in less than a year and for the first time charged a gang banger with terrorism-related offenses. The feared street gang of mostly Central American illegal immigrants, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), has spread throughout the U.S. and is renowned for drug distribution, murder, rape, robbery, home invasions, kidnappings, vandalism and other violent crimes. The Justice Department’s National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) says criminal street gangs like MS-13 are responsible for the majority of violent crimes in the U.S. and are the primary distributors of most illicit drugs.
Thanks to Barack Obama’s open border policies, MS-13 was energized with new recruits provided by a steady flow of illegal immigrant minors. When the Obama administration started welcoming a barrage of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) in 2014, Homeland Security sources told Judicial Watch that the nation’s most violent street gangs—including MS-13 and the 18th Street gang—were actively recruiting new members at U.S. shelters housing the minors. The Texas Department of Public Safety subsequently confirmed that the MS-13 is a top tier gang thanks to the influx of illegal alien gang members that crossed into the state under Obama’s disastrous program, which saw over 60,000 illegal immigrants—many with criminal histories—storm into the U.S. in a matter of months. Tens of thousands more have entered since then.
POTUS - Executive Order - Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking - Feb. 2017
President Trump vowed to crush the famously savage MS-13 and shortly after taking office issued an Executive Order directing several agencies, including the departments of Justice, State and Homeland Security, to coordinate an effort to restore safety for the American people by extinguishing transitional criminal organizations such as MS-13. The order states that the criminal groups have spread throughout the nation, threatening the safety of the United States and its citizens. “These organizations derive revenue through widespread illegal conduct, including acts of violence and abuse that exhibit a wanton disregard for human life,” the order says. “They, for example, have been known to commit brutal murders, rapes, and other barbaric acts. These groups are drivers of crime, corruption, violence, and misery.” The president gives federal agencies 120 days to report progress in combating the criminal organizations as well as recommended actions for dismantling them.
In August 2019 Attorney General William Barr launched an initiative known as Joint Task Force Vulcan (JTFV) to address MS-13 with a coordinated force of federal law enforcement agencies and the Department of Justice (DOJ). JTFV has increased collaboration with foreign law enforcement partners, including in El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala; designated priority MS-13 programs, cliques and leaders, who have the most impact on the U.S., for targeted prosecutions, and; coordinated significant MS-13 indictments in U.S. Attorney’s Offices across the country, such as New York, Virginia and Nevada. Less than a year after its formation, the task force has recorded big successes. This week the DOJ announced a number of significant JTFV cases, including for the first time an MS-13 member being charged with terrorism-related offenses, the take down of the MS-13 Hollywood leadership and the Attorney General’s decision to seek the death penalty against an MS-13 operative. (emphasis mine) JTFV Director John Durham calls it the result of tremendous teamwork between prosecutors and law enforcement officers across the United States and Central America.
The cases announced this week include an indictment against a high-ranking MS-13 operative, Melgar Diaz, in Virginia. Diaz is charged with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists, conspiring to kill or maim persons overseas, conspiring to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries, conspiring to finance terrorism, and; conspiring to engage in narco-terrorism, in addition to racketeering conspiracy and drug trafficking. In another case eight MS-13 members were indicted in New York for committing six murders, two attempted murders, kidnapping, narcotics felonies and related firearms offenses. In Nevada 13 MS-13 gang bangers, including leaders of the “Hollywood Locos” clique and “Los Angeles Program” were charged with multiple counts of narcotics distribution and weapons crimes. The task force is also responsible for the indictment in New York of Alexi Saenz, an MS-13 leader accused of committing seven murders, including two high school students with a machete and baseball bat. “MS-13 is a violent transnational criminal organization, whose criminal activities respect no boundaries,” said Durham, the JTFV director. “The only way to defeat MS-13 is by targeting the organization as a whole, focusing on the leadership structure, and deploying a whole-of-government approach against a common enemy.” (emphasis mine)
I don't believe in being soft on violent criminals. This isn't a cruel stand, its a fact of life, that those people who will perform a violent crime once, statistically will do so again.
Highlights:
  • The violent crime rate in the United States rose 7% from 2014 to 2016 (from 362 to 387 violent crimes per 100,000 persons) and fell 5% from 2016 to 2018 (from 387 to 369 per 100,000 persons).
  • The murder rate (including non-negligent manslaughter) in the U.S. rose 23% from 2014 to 2016 and fell 7% from 2016 to 2018.
  • The rate of rape (revised definition) in the U.S. rose every year from 2014 to 2018, rising 15% over that span.
  • The U.S. robbery rate rose 2% from 2014 to 2016 and fell 16% from 2016 to 2018. The U.S. aggravated assault rate rose 8% from 2014 to 2016 and fell 0.6% from 2016 to 2018.
https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=6929
However, we all know those crimes have risen significantly in 2019-2020 as the Dem's along with BLM and Antifa wage wars in our cities.
While Dem's let criminals out of jail, burn our cities and put Small Biz America outa work, our DOJ and Barr are hard at work attempting to make our street safers and put criminals in Jail.
What a stark and extremely relevant contrast in our present day Cultural War.
  • What do you think about this?
  • What do you think about MS 13 leader being charged under Terrorism Statutes?
https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1297588675333591040
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2020.08.15 02:22 GAREHN Frente a frente 14/8/2020- Segunda Vuelta, clamor popular?

Frente a frente 14/8/2020
Personas: Renato Alvarez, Ricardo Alvarez (Deignado) , Olga Alvarado (Designada)
Abreviaciones: R,D1,D2
Tema Por que los nacionalistas se ensanchan en ir en contra de la voz popular en el marco de la segunda vuelta electoral
.. Continuación de la temática y decisión dada por la comisión electoral donde los representantes de el Partido Liberal y Libre votaron a favor pero el representante en contra
Hasta la primera pausa quien más habló fue la designada presidencial,
R: La segunda vuelta es clamor popular, El partido nacional es quien está evitando el consenso en esta materia que debe ser resuelta por medio del congreso nacional, La situación del país es catastrófica, refiriéndose a condiciones macro como la deuda del país, mencionó estado de calamidad, empresas quebradas y desempleo en consenso con D1,
D: Mi postura inicial fue a principio de año y personal, aduce que ya no representa su postura, ahora está en contra de la segunda vuelta, decorada en la consulta popular para el año 2025, aunque dice que el tema esta en discusion en cuestion de tiempo pero parece que no de forma, es posible que acepte la segunda vuelta para el año 2021 pero por consulta popular, llevando la contraria a lo sugerido por la comisión electoral.
El siguiente presidente que llegue si no cuenta con el respaldo del pueblo nada va a ir a hacer es inminente hacer consensos, El motivo por el que esto no había sido temática en el pasado es debido al cálculo político de todos los partidos no solo del Nacional
Sobre el vencimiento de los plazos de estos temas hay que ver quien esta detrás, sobre consulta popular en el tema de reelección su voto es no, por si quieren saber
D2: Está de Acuerdo, con la segunda vuelta en sus dos vertientes en primera instancia de acuerdo a la comisión pero se va alineando a la postura de D1 quizás debido a que es un tema poco consensuado dentro de las filas nacionalistas, ella se perfila a ser diputada en las próximas elecciones, dice estar cansada de que en el país sean 3 o 4 las personas que toman decisiones.. no dice quienes son.. invito a renato a que invitase a un panel a las autoridades de educación, madres e hijos, para hablar sobre la realidad del sistema educativo nacional en este momento de crisis
R Hoy la gente quiere ver el cambio de presidente, esto es resultado del cálculo político, Cree que con las condiciones actuales Oliva pueda generar unidad nacional?
No vamos a discutir si es capaz, creen que alguien del partido pueda dar credibilidad si solo cuenta con el 25% del electorado?
El texto “Donde está el dinero” en el puente lo evidencio imágenes y video
Ex vocera y Macci se manifestó en contra de la nulidad del juicio oral de la primera dama diciendo que Maccih velo por el buen proceso
Caso Pandora quedan 20 líneas de investigación quedaron en ufecic pendientes de judicialización desde 2018, generando incertidumbre jurídica sinónimo de impunidad y desconfianza en la administración pública
Red de diputados caja chica y pandora - Ana maria Calderon en un escenario internacional
Obstáculos de la Maccih: El Congreso- se debilitó al MP, Clima hostil contra la Maccih y
Sociedad Civil
Cedoh: las instituciones han colapsado están politizadas, no se pueden aplicar procesos ni la ley
Se refiere a la alcaldía D
D Yo voy a defender a mi partido, no ataquemos al partido, el candidato Oliva es la persona que puede llegar a consensos en el país así lo hizo en el congreso, por eso me uní a él, la iniciativa de readecuación de la deuda es buena.
Se queja de la postura de R en contra de su candidato y no ha hablado de los demás, basándose en la incertidumbre y en el desmerito de los demas para realzar a su candidato
Libertad de expresion, dejen de borrar lo que pintan, dejen de joder
D2
Llamadas telefónicas
Kelvin aguirre Consejal Nacional Electoral: (PN)
Es decisión del congreso, La consulta debe ir al pueblo, nuestra postura no es nueva viene del 5 de marzo, la decisión del consejo no es vinculante.
Vice presidenta PL Maribel Espinoza
El cuerpo diplomático es testigo que el Partido liberal propuso la segunda en las reuniones con la ONU en aquella oportunidad el PN no tenía la voluntad política de aceptar
Si bien las comisiones están integradas por todos los partidos, no ha habido voluntad política, la imposición y prácticas deshonestas del PN ha llevado a casos de corrupción de los funcionarios públicos de todos los partidos
¡Que se apruebe la reforma constitucional! Hablo con amor a mi país no, estoy haciendo politiquería...
D1: Hace saludo militar, irónica falta de respeto
Reynaldo Ekonomo Diputado PN
Saludos a todos
Mi postura, que se debata la segunda vuelta, todo lo que democratiza el país y la transferencia
Reconozco que mi presidente Reinaldo Sanchez hizo la recomendación de segunda vuelta ante la OEA, no es tema nuevo, estoy de acuerdo en la segunda vuelta! poniendo los intereses de Honduras hoy!
Culpa los problemas de la bancada liberal, por la que no hay consenso, no voten por los funcionarios que se han escondido durante la pandemia, mi apoyo es con Papi a la Orden futuro presidente
Jose Luis Moncada, Aspirante presidencial Liberal
Luis Maldonado, Dirigente Partido Liberal
Siempre han pensado en el cálculo político, habló a favor de la segunda vuelta, este tema se tenía que tratar en el 2007 o en las elecciones pero estaban centrados en la reelección la cual es un delito de traición a la patria imprescriptible.
Sara Medina Diputada PN
Estoy de acuerdo y que se le consulte al pueblo así como las elecciones por distrito, separar las elecciones de diputados y alcaldes
El Pn ha sido abanderado de las reformas nacionales, como la ley electoral, y la foto en las planillas
El PN permite que las mujeres estemos aquí
A Ekonomo, hay que pensar en el país no de movimientos
-Mario Segura PL Jefe de bancada
La segunda vuelta es iniciativa liberal, a Ekonomo, ambos partidos estamos divididos no es noticia, uds tienen que consultarle al movimiento sin cabeza y al movimiento del presidente Oliva, D1: Risas
Si de verdad quisiera consultarle al pueblo lo hubiesen hecho cuando la reelección, no que se fueron a la corte (Fallo del 239), Doble moralidad, Llaman a la conciliación pero tienen los votos en el congreso, póngalos a disposición, los llamó a la reflexión vienen tiempos dificiles y tenemos desgaste, las letras del puente no deben doler, duelan el dinero público perdido (Hospitales).
a D1: que se deje de perder el dinero y las pruebas también que pudieron servir al sector cafe
Jorge Lobo Diputado PN candidato presidencial por Dc
Un llamado a D1 Y D2 Dejen de darle paja al pueblo, Hechos no palabras no hay resultados en el congreso ni en el Central ejecutivo
pausa
D2: yo no soy politiquera como la Vicepresidenta del PL, queremos participación de las mujeres, dejen las pinturas todos nos preguntamos dónde está el dinero, ya no queremos corrupción en el país, hemos llorado, dar la cara no es fácil, hay corazones más sanos, los que insisten que honduras en un circo están equivocadas. Todos nos preguntamos dónde está el dinero? uno se va sensibilizando, queremos respuesta, y que se apliquen la ley a los que se han burlado de nosotros, yo no soy corrupta. el que maneja la plata es el que debe dar cuentas
R: Una autocrítica dejada por D2 a D2- Uds que están en el ejecutivo han puesto a esa gente, intercede D1: Jum! D2: Se ríe, escucho a Ricardo decir Jum!
D1: Cada quien es responsable de sus actos, si su personal vende cocaina ud es responsable renato? ¡no!. al nacionalismo no nos rajamos, rendimos o ahuevamos, y no vamos a cargar con las muertes de unos cuantos que se han hecho millonarios, queremos justicia no ataco ni defiendo a nadie!
D2: No todos estamos en el saco de corrupción.
D1: Vamos a ir a internas, si hay negociación saco llantas!
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2020.06.19 16:27 Arch_Globalist A Brief History of Nicaragua

Spanish Conquest

1502 = Christopher Colombus led the first European expedition on his 4th Voyage to the Americas.
1522 = Spanish conquistadors started the conquest of Nicaragua.
1529 = The Spanish conquistadors had completed the conquest of Nicaragua and killed or enslaved the native population.
1538 = Nicaragua becomes part of the Viceroyality of New Spain of the Spanish Empire.
1570 = now part of a new administrative region of the Spanish Empire called the Captaincy General of Guatemala.
1655 = part of Nicaragua known as the Mosquito Coast is annexed by England, and will be part of the British Empire for the next 200 years.
1810 = Mexican War of Independence from Spain begins.

Independence from Spain

1821 = Treaty of Córdoba. Spain recognizes the independence of Mexico, which is the new name for the former Viceroyality of New Spain. Mexico also soon obtains the Captaincy General of Guatemala and is known as the Mexican Empire with the top army general, Agustín de Iturbide, becoming Emperor under a constitutional monarchy.
1823 = the former Captaincy General of Guatemala becomes independent of Mexico as the Federal Republic of Central America.
1838 = Nicaragua becomes an independent nation known as the Republic of Nicaragua.

American Imperialism

1855 = American William Walker leads a small army to invade Nicaragua. Walker wanted to make Nicaragua an American colony.
1856 = Walker takes control of the government, makes English the official language, and makes slavery legal. His government is recognized by the United States.
1857 = Walker and his army were driven out of Nicaragua with the help of Honduras and Costa Rica.
1860 = Great Britain cedes the southern Mosquito coast (the northern part was ceded to Honduras a year earlier) to Nicaragua.
1909 = Estrada’s rebellion. Estrada was the leader of the Conservative Party, and he led a USA-backed rebellion against President Zelaya and the Liberal Party.
1910 = Estrada becomes President of Nicaragua thanks to the American military.
1912 = Nicaragua becomes an American protectorate.
1924 = A moderate faction of the Conservative Party united with the Liberal Party to form a coalition government that defeated the longtime ruling right-wing of the Conservative Party, which was led by the powerful Chamorro family).
1925 = Emiliano Chamorro Vargas, leader of the right-wing of the Conservative Party, took control of the government in a coup. A rebellion by the Liberal Party resulted in Civil War.
1926 = Nicaraguan Civil War). Chamorro resigns and is replaced by Conservative Adolfo Diáz, who was an American puppet. The Liberal rebels are still fighting the government.
1927 = The Liberal rebels agree to a truce that allows President Diáz to remain in power until an American supervised election can be held the next year. The far-left Liberals, led by Augusto César Sandino and known as Sandinistas, continue the rebellion.
1928 = The Liberal Party wins the Presidential election, but the moderate Liberal Party is still friendly to the American occupiers and the Sandinistas continue the rebellion.
1932 = Battle of El Sauce. Sandinista rebels are defeated by American Marines and Nicaraguan government forces in the last battle of the American occupation of Nicaragua.
1933 = America ends its occupation of Nicaragua.
1934 = The Sandinistas peacefully surrender to the new Liberal government, but shortly afterward Sandino and other Sandinista leaders are assassinated and their guerrilla army destroyed by the National Guard of Nicaragua on orders of its leader General Anastasio Somoza García.
1936 = General Somoza, who had been partially propped up by America, forced the Liberal President to resign and became a dictator.
1956 = Dictator Somoza is assassinated by a lone assassin. His son, Luis Somoza Debayle, becomes the new dictator.
1961 = The Sandinista National Liberation Front is formed, a far-left group with the goal of overthrowing the Somoza regime.
1967 = Dictator Luis Somoza dies of a heart attack, and his younger brother Anastasio Somoza Debayle becomes the new dictator.
1972 = Managua Earthquake destroyed 90% of the city of Managua, killing 10,000 and leaving 500,000 people homeless. The poor relief effort exposed the corruption of the Somoza regime. Poor Nicaraguans started flooding the ranks of the Sandinistas, who also attracted the support of the Soviet Union and Cuba.
1974 = Sandinistas kidnap government officials and successfully demand ransom money, force the government to broadcast a declaration of the Sandinistas on radio and a newspaper, and require 14 Sandinistas to be released from prison. Dictator Somoza is humiliated.

Revolution and Democracy

1978 = Nicaraguan Revolution begins in haste with the government murder of the leader of the centrist opposition, Pedro Chamorro.
1979 = Dictator Somoza is overthrown and flees to Paraguay with $millions in stolen money from the national treasury. He is later assassinated in Paraguay by the Sandinistas. 50,000 Nicaraguans died during the revolutionary war and the nation was in financial peril with 600,000 homeless when the Sandinistas took power. Daniel Ortega emerged as the main leader of the Sandinistas.
1981 = The Contras (counter-revolutionaries) are former member’s of Somoza’s National Guard led by National Guard Colonel Enrique Bermúdez. Active since the fall of Somoza, now the Reagan administration orders the CIA to support the Contras.
1984 = The Sandinistas win the Presidential election and Daniel Ortega becomes President. Although ostensibly a free and fair election, the opposition was fragmented and the Sandinistas dominated Nicaragua’s mediascape. The Contra terrorists continue to rebel against the government, but the American Congress had cut off funding to the Contras through the Boland Amendment. President Reagan continued to fund the Contras illegally in what would later result as the Iran-Contra Affair.
1990 = The Sandinistas lose the Presidential election to an anti-Sandinista coalition party (14 parties in the coalition!) and accept the results peacefully, becoming the main opposition party. Violeta Chamorro becomes the new President, and democratic centrists dominate Nicaraguan politics for the next 16 years.
1998 = Hurricane Mitch devastates Nicaragua.

Return to Dictatorship

2006 = After losing 3 Presidential elections in a row, the Sandinistas return to power under their old leader Daniel Ortega. Ortega and the Sandinistas had no intention of giving up power a second time, and President Ortega would soon become Dictator Ortega.
2011 = Dictator Ortega’s term limits were up, and he was not allowed by the Constitution to run again for President, but the Supreme Court, controlled by Sandinistas appointed by Ortega, allowed him to run again. Another ostensibly free and fair election with a landslide victory for Ortega.
2014 = Protests against the government spread across the nation against the proposed Nicaraguan Canal, but the protests escalate and start demanding that Ortega resign.
2016 = Dictator Ortega wins his third election in a row, but this time did not allow international observers to legitimize the election.
2018 = Protests against the government spread across the nation against new social security reforms, but the protests escalate and start demanding that Ortega resign even after he cancels the social security reforms. Dictator Ortega makes political protests illegal.

Conclusion

Managua is the capital and largest city.
Nicaragua has a long history as a victim of American imperialism which continues to this day.
America, however, can’t be blamed for everything wrong in Nicaragua, which is the second poorest nation in Latin America (Haiti is the poorest) after 14 years of Sandinista rule.
Dictator Ortega is an unpopular tyrant. The majority of Nicaraguans are demanding his resignation.
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2020.06.17 02:36 deityofcats WANT TO TRAVEL TO NICARAGUA IN 2020? PLEASE READ [MEGAPOST]

WANT TO TRAVEL TO NICARAGUA IN 2020? PLEASE READ [MEGAPOST]
Want to travel to Nicaragua in 2020? Are you not sure if you should go or not? Are there any flights currently entering or exiting the country? Is the border closed? Is Nicaragua safe? What are things I should know?
Nicaragua is one of the most beautiful places on this Earth. It is so tropical and very hot, with a lot of things to see, people to meet and memories to be made. I promise you that the adventure that awaits you in Nicaragua is unforgettable, and really such an escape from the urban sprawl of most countries. And it is really affordable in comparison to other similar countries. If the scenery doesn't pull you in, then either the people, the art or the food will. It is honestly a very unique place and for many of us is held dearly in our hearts. I truly wish that if you are considering traveling to Nicaragua, that one day you go through with these plans.
Assuming you have done the bare minimum research, I'm sure because of the current global health situation, there are some things that you just can't find on Wikipedia, on YouTube or that one blog post from 2009 you randomly found. I'm about to answer your most pressing questions in a brutally honest way. This isn't to scare anyone (stick with me and read through!!) but to give information for you to make your own decision.c

Does Nicaragua recommend you traveling to Nicaragua?
NO. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND TO TRAVEL TO NICARAGUA AT THIS CURRENT TIME.
Why does Nicaragua NOT recommend me to travel to Nicaragua?
Thank you for asking. There is no singular, definite answer to this question. In fact, I have a whole list compiled for you to read with sources! Please read from beginning to end.

Per the US Department of State's website:
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Even if you are NOT AMERICAN, the US Department of State's travel website is a trustworthy site that gauges the level of safety for tourists, and is an amazing source of vital information for all US citizens. Please, I ask if you are NOT AMERICAN, to look into if Nicaragua has an embassy from your country and what your rights are overseas.
Now, let's break this down: Civil Unrest. Crime. Limited Healthcare availability. Arbitrary enforcement of laws.
Starting back in 2018, Nicaragua went through civil unrest, political uprisings and protests that ended in extreme violence like deaths, missing people and so forth. You might see a low number of 30 deaths but it is estimated that the numbers are quite higher than this by different agencies around the world. It's why you will see often in this post that I ask you to refrain from making political opinions out loud and keeping to yourself. (This is a common rule in many expat communities online for those who live in or travel to Nicaragua.)
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Did tourists stop coming to Nicaragua? No. A lot of tourists either left or stayed during these protests, and I'm certain tourists kept traveling to Nicaragua because so many people would ask and post on this subreddit. So no, this did not deter people either.

Okay, well, what about now? How is the political climate now?
If we ignore the pandemic, we're a lot calmer in comparison. As a tourist, you should be good if you keep to yourself and stay quiet. The political climate at any point could change for the better or for the worse. Always when traveling, doesn't matter where, you should have a plan for if you need to get to the embassy or need to leave the country randomly.

So, does that mean Nicaragua is safe?
YES, TOURISTS ARE SAFE.
Listen, I'm going to be the most honest person here. There is no place in the world that is 100% safe. Where does Nicaragua lie in that statement? The worse tourists will be subjected to as long as you keep to yourself is that you'll be mugged. Some tourist have had the greatest time in the world and others might have gotten their phone or wallet stolen.
Secure your items, be low-key and mind your business.
Would this happen anywhere else in the world? Yes. Do you see what I'm trying to saying? Nicaragua is one of the safest countries in Central America, but deploy some common sense for your own safety.
Is it safer for you to arrange transportation detail when arriving to the country? Yes.
Should you learn some Spanish? Yes, it's polite.
Like I said, keep to yourself and mind your business. Especially about politics.
Is the border closed in Nicaragua?
NO, the border is NOT closed in Nicaragua. Currently you may enter and exit the country as you please. Note: Honduras borders Nicaragua to the north and Costa Rica to the south.
According to the US Embassy in Honduras:
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And according to the US Embassy in Costa Rica (tldr; Closed border with minor exceptions):
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Since the borders are closed to both the north and south of Nicaragua, that means that your only option is to fly in.

Okay, cool, I am still interested in traveling to there! So.. is there currently any flights into or out of the country?
There are extremely little flights in and out of the country in June 2020. However, flights do appear to begin again in July. Flights exiting Miami or Ft. Lauderdale are at their usual prices of approximately $400+ USD. This might differ where you're from, of course.
Does this mean your flight will not be cancelled? It was not unusual to hear flights being cancelled going into Managua (MGA) right around the US closing themselves up. In the future, this might keep happening if the flights are almost empty.
Please read the terms and conditions, particularly concerning cancellations of the airline you are planning to fly PRIOR to buying.

Oh I forgot about COVID-19!! That's not a big deal anymore right? Most of the world is opening back up again. What's going on with Nicaragua and COVID-19?
COVID-19 is taking the vacation you desperately want.
Here to remind you that Nicaragua doesn't run on anyone else's time. Whatever timeline you have in your head about COVID-19 or maybe you don't think it's real, Nicaragua is here to say otherwise.
People are not properly equipped to fight against the spread in Nicaragua. neither has the government properly spread information concerning COVID-19. You might see pictures or videos of people not social distancing, wearing makeshift masks, or not even using gloves. Again, this is not the fault of the people, but the lack of preventative care available to them. There was even a period of time where a rumor spread concerning the belief that the president was dead from COVID-19, because he was not seen in public for a while.
Even doctors are prohibited from talking publicly about COVID-19 and are not allowed to diagnose anyone with the disease, hence why you will see articles talking about increase of cases of 'pneumonia' instead of COVID-19. There are even documented cases of people in hazmat suits burying victims in the dead of night to avoid being seen.
This has been spoken about in non-direct ways on the news in the country because they are not allowed to say certain things on air. It has been discussed on radio stations, on CNN en Español and on countless news outlets around the world.

[TRANSLATION] Experts: Covid-19 infections in Nicaragua could last more than six months
source #1 (Edited 6/17/2020; replaced a previous headline that was too bias in my opinion).
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This is literally an ESPN article, like that's incredible even they're talking about it. They talk about sports! It is sports related, but you get my point.
source #4
And remember earlier I wrote limited healthcare availability? At the time of the protests, no hospital was allowed to treat any protestors. Which is where I think this part of the US Department of State's warning stems from. Yet, once you get COVID-19 in Nicaragua, you will subjected to the limited care and medicine to the best of the abilities of the wonderful doctors in Nicaragua. There are cases of people surviving and beating COVID-19 in Nicaragua. We see them in the news! Just like everywhere else in the world, you might survive or you might not...
Anyways,
Is Nicaragua currently in quarantine?
No and yes. Nothing has been formally closed by the government. Our borders are open, businesses are expected to stay open and people are free to travel throughout Nicaragua if they'd like.
Citizens have begun to self-quarantine. Many markets, which were once filled with locals, are now closed and bordered up. People have begun to stop shopping, traveling and even cancelling social events and social visits.
Does Nicaragua recommend you travel to Nicaragua?
NO. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND TO TRAVEL TO NICARAGUA AT THIS CURRENT TIME. COVID-19 IS MAKING ITS ROUNDS IN NICARAGUA. WHILE SOME COUNTRIES ARE OPENING UP, NICARAGUA SHOULD BE CLOSING EVERYTHING DOWN! IT IS CURRENTLY NOT SAFE DUE TO COVID-19, NOT FOR OTHER REASONS AT THE MOMENT. NO ONE CAN FOR SURE SAY WHEN NICARAGUA WILL BE SAFE AGAIN. PERHAPS WHEN THERE IS A VACCINE, A CURE OR SOME SORT OF PROVEN MEDICATION. THE SAFEST CHOICE AS OF NOW IS TO NOT TRAVEL TO NICARAGUA.

Hope this was informative and helpful! I was not here to do anything except PRESENT information. Do with it what you like. Thank you.

\*NOTE: IF YOU MAKE A SEPARATE POST ABOUT ASKING IF NICARAGUA IS SAFE TO TRAVEL TO OR IF YOU SHOULD TRAVEL, IT WILL BE LOCKED IMMEDIATELY.*
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2020.06.14 15:38 Bjornlandeto For those that need a list in response to "What evidence is there that Trump is a racist?"

Another user that has since deleted their account submitted this as a comment reply. I think it is worth revisiting.
There is an entire Wikipedia article called "The Racial* Views of Donald Trump"
Some examples are:
"In 1973 the U.S. Department of Justice sued Trump Management, Donald Trump and his father Fred, for discrimination against African Americans in their renting practices."
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Taking out a full page ad calling for the death penalty of 4 falsely accused black teenagers who allegedly committed a violent rape. The evidence that they were innocent was and still is overwhelming. When they were exonerated, Trump didn't back down. In October 2016, when Trump campaigned to be president, he said that Central Park Five were guilty and that their convictions should never have been vacated, attracting criticism from the Central Park Five themselves and others."
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"In a 1989 interview with Bryant Gumbel, Trump stated: "A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white in terms of the job market."
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In his 1991 book Trumped! John O'Donnell quoted Trump as allegedly saying:
I've got black accountants at Trump Castle and at Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it. [...] And it's probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks."
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"During the early 1990s, competition from an expanding Native American casino industry threatened his Atlantic City investments. During this period Trump stated that "nobody likes Indians as much as Donald Trump" but then claimed without evidence that the mob had infiltrated Native American casinos, that there was no way "Indians" or an "Indian chief" could stand up to the mob, implied that the casinos were not in fact owned by Native Americans based on the owners' appearance, and depicted Native Americans as greedy."
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"In April 2005, Trump appeared on Howard Stern's radio show, where Trump proposed that the fourth season of the television show The Apprentice would feature an exclusively white team of blondes competing against a team of only African-Americans."
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"In 2011, Trump revived the already discredited Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories that had been circulating since Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, and, for the following five years, he played a leading role in the so-called "birther movement""
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Here are a FEW examples of his racism during and after his campaign and presidency.
"At a rally in Birmingham, Alabama on November 21, 2015, Trump falsely claimed that he had seen television reports about "thousands and thousands" of Arabs in New Jersey celebrating as the World Trade Center collapsed during the 9/11 attacks."
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"In August 2016 Trump campaigned in Maine, which has a large immigrant Somali population. At a rally he said, "We've just seen many, many crimes getting worse all the time, and as Maine knows — a major destination for Somali refugees — right, am I right?" Trump also alluded to risks of terrorism, referring to an incident in June 2016 when three young Somali men were found guilty of planning to join the Islamic State in Syria."
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"Prior to and during the 2016 campaign, Trump used his political platform to spread disparaging messages against various racial groups. Trump claimed, "the overwhelming amount of violent crime in our cities is committed by blacks and Hispanics," that "there's killings on an hourly basis virtually in places like Baltimore and Chicago and many other places," that "There are places in America that are among the most dangerous in the world. You go to places like Oakland. Or Ferguson. The crime numbers are worse. Seriously," and retweeted a false claim that 81% of white murder victims were killed by black people."
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"During the campaign Trump was found to have retweeted the main influencers of the #WhiteGenocide movement over 75 times, including twice that he retweeted a user with the handle u/WhiteGenocideTM."
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"Trump also falsely claimed that, "African American communities are absolutely in the worst shape they've ever been in before. Ever.""
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"Trump also suggested that evangelicals should not trust Ted Cruz because Cruz is Cuban and that Jeb Bush "has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife," who is Mexican American."
"Speaking in Virginia in August 2016, Trump said, "You're living in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed – what the hell do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump?""
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"On January 27, 2017, via executive order, which he titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, President Trump ordered the U.S border indefinitely closed to Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war. He also abruptly temporarily halted (for 90 days) immigration from six other Muslim-majority nations: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen."
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"In June 2017, Trump called together a staff meeting to complain about the number of immigrants who had entered the country since his inauguration. The New York Times reported that two officials at the meeting state that when Trump read off a sheet stating that 15,000 persons had visited from Haiti, he commented, "They all have AIDS," and when reading that 40,000 persons had visited from Nigeria, he said that after seeing America the Nigerians would never “go back to their huts.""
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"The U.S. Department of Justice concluded that Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio oversaw the worst pattern of racial profiling in U.S. history. The illegal tactics that he was using included "extreme racial profiling and sadistic punishments that involved the torture, humiliation, and degradation of Latino inmates". The DoJ filed suit against him for unlawful discriminatory police conduct. He ignored their orders and was subsequently convicted of contempt of court for continuing to racially profile Hispanics. Calling him "a great American patriot", President Trump pardoned him soon afterwards, even before sentencing took place."
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"In his initial statement on the rally, Trump did not denounce white nationalists but instead condemned "hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides". His statement and his subsequent defenses of it, in which he also referred to "very fine people on both sides", suggested a moral equivalence between the white supremacist marchers and those who protested against them, leading some observers to state that he was sympathetic to white supremacy."
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"On January 11, 2018, during an Oval Office meeting about immigration reform, commenting on immigration figures from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and African countries, Trump reportedly said: "Those shitholes send us the people that they don't want", and suggested that the US should instead increase immigration from "places like Norway" and Asian countries."
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"In August 2018, Trump sent a tweet stating that he had ordered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to look into land seizures and the mass killing of white farmers in South Africa, acting on a racist conspiracy theory."
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"In May 2019, the Trump administration announced that there was no plan to replace the portrait of Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill with that of Harriet Tubman, as had been planned by the Obama administration."
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"On July 14, 2019, Trump tweeted about four Democratic congresswomen of color, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. This group, known collectively as the Squad, had verbally sparred with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a week earlier:
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I HAVE NOW EXCEEDED THE REDDIT COMMENT WORD COUNT.
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2020.06.04 03:32 Beginning_Beginning Drug trafficking as a convenient excuse for intervention in Venezuela

I just saw an article here at the sub on the US offering 5MM USD for the Arrest of Venezuela’s Crypto Chief. A quote from that article:
Geoffrey Berman, district attorney, of New York, accused him last month of being part of a corrupt group of high-ranking Venezuelan officials – including President Nicolas Maduro – running a “narco-terrorism partnership” intent on flooding “the United States with cocaine in order to undermine the health and wellbeing of our nation.”
So, the theory is that Maduro wants to flood the US with cocaine and that the entire Venezuelan government is a huge drug-trafficking enterprise that supports this purpose. I think some people honestly believe that this is true. Perhaps others believe that there might or not be truth to the idea of the Venezuelan narco-state but still support the premise because it serves as a way to achieve foreign military intervention in the country. I won't even attempt to argue that the Venezuelan government does not engage in drug trafficking but only to present some sources that question a) the idea of Venezuela flooding the US with drugs; b) that neighboring countries like Colombia are trully concerned with drugs trafficking in general; and c) that the US government is truly concerned with drugs undermining the health and wellbeing of the nation.
Venezuela isn't flooding the US with drugs
Just today, Colombian political magazine Semana published a report titled "La principal ruta de la droga sigue siendo el Pacífico y no Venezuela" - "The main drug (trafficking) route continues to be the Pacific and not Venezuela"
https://www.semana.com/nacion/articulo/narcotrafico-en-colombia-las-rutas-de-salida-de-la-droga/661805
El informe da cuatro datos reveladores. El primero es que para el año 2017, según los datos de instituciones de los Estados Unidos, el 85 % del tráfico de drogas fue marítimo, por lo cual se deduce que el 15 % fue aéreo. Pero del total del tráfico marítimo, el 70 % pasó por el Pacífico, lo que significa que el 30 % restante pasó por el mar Caribe.
Lo anterior indica que Venezuela no es la principal ruta de salida de la droga que se produce en Colombia. Además, en el informe se cita un reporte de la organización Wola, que dice que los datos de la Base de Datos Antidrogas Consolidada Interagencial (CCDB, por su sigla en inglés) de los EE. UU. muestran que los flujos de cocaína a través de Venezuela han disminuido desde su pico en 2017. Según los datos de CCDB, la cantidad de cocaína que fluye a través de Venezuela cayó un 13 por ciento de 2017 a 2018, y parecía continuar disminuyendo ligeramente hasta mediados de 2019.
So, not only is Colombia the main producer of cocaine and the US the main consumer, but Colombia also the main exporter by far. And not just that, Venezuela has actually been reducing cocaine traffic through it's territory for years.
If this wasn't enough, Colombia under Duque's presidency broke the dishonourable record of most coca plants cultivated area in its history: 212 thousand hectares in 2019.
Un tercer dato que trae el informe es que, según el Departamento de Estado de los Estados Unidos, en 2019 Colombia llegó a la cifra más alta de cultivos de hoja de coca en su historia, con 212 mil hectáreas. En 2018 fueron 208 mil. Es decir, se produjo un leve aumento. De fondo, lo que existe es que aquella idea de que el aumento de los cultivos era producto de una mano blanda y que cuando el gobierno de Iván Duque llegara todo iba a cambiar, pero no fue así.
Neighboring governments aren't trully concerned with drugs traffick in general
Today, it was reported in Colombia that a woman named Maria Claudia Daza and known by the nickname "Cayita" held a first interrogation with prosecutors because she was recorded - as part of an investigation by Colombian intelligence services - talking to a famous drug trafficker known as Ñeñe Hernandez and proposing him to "pasar plata debajo de la mesa" - that is, to provide non-traceable funds to buy votes for then presidential candidate Ivan Duque in the northern coastal states.
https://www.elespectador.com/noticias/judicial/maria-claudia-daza-guardo-silencio-durante-interrogatorio-por-nenepolitica-articulo-922447
Yesterday, General Raúl Antonio Rodríguez Arévalo droped out of the Colombian Army where he was acting as Chief of the Army Operations Staff because of his links to drug trafficker Ñeñe Hernandez.
https://www.semana.com/semana-tv/semana-noticias/articulo/alto-mando-del-ejercito-vinculado-con-el-nene-hernandez-pide-su-retiro/67559
In mid march an ambulance airplane that left Olaya Herrera airport (the urban airport in Medellin) crashed in Honduras full of drugs.
https://www.eltiempo.com/unidad-investigativa/cae-en-honduras-avioneta-ambulancia-con-coca-colombiana-474616
A couple of months ago the police found and incinerated a drug lab at a farm belonging the Colombia's ambassador in Uruguay - Fernando Sanclemente Alzate - capable of processing one ton of coke a month. The ambassador resigned to his post and returned to Colombia where he denied any wrongdoing.
https://www.elheraldo.co/colombia/hallan-laboratorio-de-coca-en-finca-familiar-de-embajador-de-colombia-en-uruguay-701565
I find it curious that his name came up last weekend on an investigative report by Daniel Coronel titled "El vuelo fatal" ("The fatal flight") - https://losdanieles.com/daniel-coronell/el-vuelo-fatal/
Last week Coronell reminded Colombians that a young Alvaro Uribe sold an apartment back in the seventies to a guy named Israel Londoño Mejía - a drug trafficker who was the brother in law of Jorge Luis, Juan David and Fabio Ochoa Vásquez. The Ochoa brothers were, along with Pablo Escobar, the capos of the Medellin drug cartel. Uribe of course denied that they had a relationship beyond having met some time in college. But Coronell showed documents proving that less than a year later, Uribe - acting as chief of Aeronáutica Civil - authorized the import of a civilian helicopter for Israel Londoño. In September of 1983, the Minister of Justice of that time suspended the operation of 57 aircraft, including the aforementioned helicopter, because they actually belonged to drug cartels through a number of figureheads.
Years later somehow the helicopter ended up in the hands of an amnestied drug dealer named Luis Guillermo ‘Guillo’ Ángel who was close to the Ochoas back then, This helicopter had a fatal crash in 2006 in which a local politician by the name Pedro Juan Moreno Villa, who had a Secretary post for Uribe when he was governor but who had distanced himself from him during his presidency, died. Supposedly Moreno had information on Uribe's provided air logistics for a paramilitary incursion called the "Masacre del Aro". Several years later, the investigators of the case published a judiciary report stating that the most probable cause of the accident was criminal sabotage, however Uribe's Aeronautica Civil emited a preliminary report which shows a number of inconsistencies, detailed in Coronell's piece. This report was signed by its then chief Fernando Sanclemente Alzate, the same guy who's farm was found to host a coke lab just a couple of months ago.
You can read about Moreno's death from Corporación Nuevo Arco Iris - https://www.arcoiris.com.co/2016/04/quien-mato-a-pedro-juan-moreno/
I just mentioned some examples from the past days, but Colombia is rife with these "fortuitous" ocurrences and with almost daily instances of drug scandals that involve every instance of society. Colombia is the narco state par excellence. I'm sure there's plenty of people that has big interests in drug traffick flourishing, and probably through Venezuela too and not just the Pacific.
The US government isn't truly concerned either with drugs undermining the health and wellbeing of the nation
A couple of weeks ago I read a news article titled "Some Pa. Republicans are open to legalizing marijuana after coronavirus blew a hole in the budget: ‘It’s inevitable’"
https://www.inquirer.com/business/weed/pennsylvania-marijuana-legalization-recreational-use-gop-20200521.html
All it took was an economic crisis for these people to go from "devil's lettuce is destroying America" to "let's make money from recreational marijuana". With that sort of willpower and commitment to the health and wellbeing of their nation. If we are being honest, it seems that US's focus on drugs is focused primarily on the economics of it. Again. if it was a matter of flooding the US with a drug that undermines the health and wellbeing of that nation, the Slackers would have all gone to jail a long time ago.
"The family behind OxyContin pocketed $10.7 billion from Purdue Pharma. Meet the Sacklers, who built their $13 billion fortune off the controversial opioid" - https://www.businessinsider.com/who-are-the-sacklers-wealth-philanthropy-oxycontin-photos-2019-1
And obviously, the focus of the cocaine crackdown wouldn't be the Venezuela but some of its neighbors, including but not limited to Colombia.
An afterword
I suspect that some of the people that read this post will be tempted to ignore all of my sources and comment on my defending of a criminal regime, etc. I wanted to add that I really don't have a problem with drugs themselves. As a matter of fact, I believe that countries should implement models of decriminalization and regularization of the production and distribution of drugs, which approach consumption as a matter of education and public health (and the dismantling of the structures of organized crime that are fueled by the punitive prohibition approach).
The war on drugs is a plague that must be dismantled. It is equally damaging be it that the president of Venezuela is Maduro or someone like Guaidó. If people do not agree with this view, at the very least I expect them to recognize some facts that run counter to the US-led information agenda.
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2020.04.01 17:20 MrRobert44 Football clubs in Red and Black

Starting from the traditional colors of one of the most famous teams in the world, AC Milan, I decided to start a journey into the world of colors of football clubs, and see: how many teams wear in the world wear the red and black color combination? Obviously, an accurate answer to this question can probably never be given, as there are tens of thousands of teams in the world, playing into thousands of championships, leagues and divisions ,in hundreds of countries.
So, in the end, the analysis was somewhat selective, mainly referring to the teams that play in the stronger leagues, or at least in the first division(s) of their country. Even so, on a fairly brief first search, I found over 150 teams that usually play in red and black, or whose traditional colors are red and black (or black and red, to say that order doesn't matter so much).
Honestly speaking, it's not one of the most usual color combination. In fact, if I asked football fans in general how many teams in red and black they know, I think most would answer, after only a few seconds of thinking: AC Milan. It’s true, it is by far the best known team wearing these colors. The others are either less well known in Europe (Flamengo, Newell's Old Boys, Pohang Steelers etc) or are teams among those who do not win trophies in their countries (Bournemouth, Nice, Eintracht Frankfurt, Real Mallorca, Rennes, Gençlerbirliği, etc), or if they win (sometimes), but in countries with less followed football (Midtjylland, Honvéd, Spartak Trnava, Vardar Skopje, Bohemians Dublin, Shkëndija Tetovo, HB Tórshavn).
However, this color issue is a bit more complex. Normally, we are used for a team to have (most often) two colors. Or, globally, it is not necessarily so. There are many teams that have or are associated with just one single color (Real Madrid or Tottenham - white, Fiorentina - purple, FC Liverpool - red, Chelsea - blue), while there many others that have three colors (for example, Manchester United has red, white and black, and many South American teams are "tricolor").
And then, of course, the question arises: how to select teams whose colors are red and black? Honestly, at first I was put in great difficulty, due to the large number of teams that either change their "main" set of equipment quite regularly, or have a third color (usually white, besides red and black). Finally, I decided to include on the list (which is an unofficial one anyway), along with all the teams that officially have the colors red and black, also those that usually play in the main equipment (from "home") in red and black, and possibly still have a color, provided that color is their third.
For example, this issue applies to many South American teams, which have the colors red-black-white (Flamengo, Chacarita Juniors, Sport Recife, Esporte Clube Vitória, etc.) and which I have included, although there are many others that I did not. For example Sao Paulo or Santa Cruz (both from Brazil), because they usually play in white, so I considered this as their main color. Also, I did not add on the list teams that usually play in red and white, for which black is the third color (for example, Manchester United), nor those that have a close set of colors to red and black but not exactly identical, such as orange-black (Shakhtar Donetsk, Dundee United, CD Aguila), pink-black (Wexford Youths) or red-gray (Cremonese).
But how are these colors represented on the kits? Sometimes, even if a club has two or more colors, they can play in one-color equipment, in this case full red, respectively full black. However, most clubs with red and black colors have kits according to the "AC Milan model", respectively red and black shirts with vertical stripes , black pants (most often), black socks. This model became so universal that it has been adopted by most teams with these colors. Still, there are of course other models. In South America, especially in Brazil, there are many teams playing according to the "Flamengo model", namely with horizontal stripes on the shirts and white (or, rarely, black) shorts. A typical variant also found on the American continent is the one with shirts divided in half, vertically: one red half, the other black (Colón Santa Fe, Atlas Guadalajara).
A simpler version is the one in which the shirts have one color and the shorts - the other color. For example, red shirts and black shorts, as it is the case with teams in Spain or France (Real Mallorca, CD Mirandés, Rennes), or the opposite - black shirts and red shorts, as Excelsior Rotterdam has.
As for the geographical distribution of the teams having red and black colors, it is actually quite balanced. In most countries, there is usually at least one team in the first division that uses these colors.
During the research, I found that there are a greater number of teams that use these colors in South American countries, especially Brazil, Argentina or Venezuela:

In Europe, the best represented countries are France, Germany and Turkey:

On the other hand, these colors are not too widespread in the UK and Ireland. With a couple of notable exceptions like AFC Bournemouth (England) and Bohemians Dublin (Ireland), the number of upper tier teams playing in red&black colors is really small.
(in Scotland, I had to go as low as the 5th tier to find clubs using these colors).

Likewise, this color combination is rarely found in the Nordic countries, particulary in Norway and Finland:

Surprisingly, in Italy, the number of red and black teams in the first divisions is also small, with only AC Milan and Foggia wearing these colors in the first two divisions:
Moreover, in Catholic countries, the correlation of these colors with the unholy (the devil) has, perhaps, caused this combination to be avoided. We can see that there are predominantly Catholic countries, such as Spain, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic or Belgium, where these colors are rare and only found at lower level teams (with the exception of Real Mallorca):

In the former communist countries, the colors red and black were often associated with the workers' teams, especially those of the metallurgists or of the miners. In other countries of the former Communist bloc, Bulgaria, for example, these colors are associated with the railway clubs, where all teams with the name “Lokomotiv” are traditionally playing in red and black:

Other European countries:

On other continents, specifically in Asia, Africa, Central/North America and Oceania, clubs wearing red and black are somewhat fairly spread. In South Korea, exceptionally, two of the strongest teams use these colors (Pohang Steelers and FC Seoul).
Here is a list, as comprehensive as I could make it, with the most representative teams from these continents having the colors red and black (FIFA members):

Asia

CAF

CONCACAF:

Oceania:

Sources:
http://amefa1911.blogspot.com/2018/04/echipe-in-rosu-si-negru.html (original article)
http://www.footballlogosandkits.com/
Wikipedia
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2020.03.07 19:57 sheilastretch Deforestation

ABC.net:
How Australia Became One of the Worst Deforesters in the World (Article, 2018) “Urban sprawl is a problem in the areas where it occurs but it's a drop in the ocean compared to the amount of forest destruction just to produce livestock for pasture.” And “"In Queensland alone it's estimated 45 million animals were killed in 2015-16 because of bulldozing of forests - everything from geckos to cockatoos," Dr Taylor said.”
Global Forest Coalition:
Ending Subsidies for Meat and Soy Sector is Key to Halting Deforestation (Press Release, 2018) “The Paraguayan Chaco region is being deforested at the rate of 1,000 hectares per day due to cattle ranching and soy monocultures, the highest rate of deforestation in the world. Meat and soy companies here are receiving multiple tax incentives [6].”
Green Biz:
Incentives to Halt Deforestations Dwarfed by Ag Subsidies Spurring It (Article, Map, and Graph, 2015)
The Guardian:
Beef industry linked to 94% of land clearing in Great Barrier Reef catchments(Article, 2019)
Humane Decisions:
Species Extinction and Habitat Destruction Impacts (Overview, 2011)
One Tree Planted
Protect the Orca: A Story About Whales, Fish, & Trees One Tree Planted (Full Film 11:46 min,2019) "The endangered Orcas of the Pacific Northwest rely on the West Coast Chinook salmon for food. However, salmon stocks are diminishing due to loss of habitat and increasing pollution - ultimately impacting the Orca. Interestingly, reforestation is one of the best ways to help restore salmon habitats. Trees help reduce runoff into the rivers, cool water temperatures, and add beneficial woody debris to the water that help salmon develop, ultimately increasing food supply for Orca whales." Orca Project: $1 per tree planed
National Geographic:
Ethiopia’s ‘Church Forests’ are Incredible Oases of Green (Article, 2019) “Those remaining patches of forest—key sites for biodiversity—are under threat. Invasive trees like eucalyptus, which are highly valuable because they grow fast and are good for firewood, are creeping into some of them. Cattle wandering into the cool, shady forests trample tender young plants and damage the older trees.”
Union of Concerned Scientists:
Soybeans (Article, 2015)
What's Driving Deforestation? (Article, 2016)
UN News:
Rearing Cattle Produces More Greenhouse Gasses than Driving Cars (report, 2006)
WORC Western Organization of Resource Councils:
We’re Importing Beef and Labeling it “PRODUCT OF THE USA” (Article, 2018) “The United States imports beef from places like Australia, Canada, and much of Latin America. It then runs that beef through a USDA inspection and, if it passes, sticks a label on it that reads “Product of the U.S.A.” “Particularly troubling to eco-minded consumers is the impact this practice has on rainforest deforestation. A Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies paper found that more than 111 million acres of deforested Amazon in Brazil is now home to cattle pasture. By comparison, that’s roughly the size of Montana (94 million acres), with enough room to shoehorn Maryland and Connecticut in there, too.” And “Deforestation concerns aren’t limited to Brazilian ranchers, either. Uruguay, the fifth-largest exporter of beef to the US, devotes more than 70% of its land to pastures. Since 2001, it’s leveled one-fifth of its forests. The story is similar in Central America, where exporters from Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua have also felled rainforest cover to make way for “Product of the U.S.A.” beef.”
Yale Forest Atlas:
Cattle Ranching in the Amazon Region (Paper, 2020) “Cattle ranching is the largest driver of deforestation in every Amazon country, accounting for 80% of current deforestation rates. Amazon Brazil is home to approximately 200 million head of cattle, and is the largest exporter in the world, supplying about one quarter of the global market.”
Updated: 19/July/2020
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2020.01.24 21:55 Cahootie Bolivia's unexpected appearance in the chaotic South and Central American Men's Championship

January is the time of the year for international handball, with teams vying not only for continental glory, but also a spot in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and the 2021 World Championship in Egypt.
Most tournaments have reached their penultimate stage. In Europe we are down to the final four teams that will battle for what is probably the most contested title in international handball. In Africa Angola are once again trying to reach their first final after rattling the dominant trio of Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia. In Asia it's a battle between East Asia and the Arabian Peninsula. But in the middle of all of this there's one more competition that's happening for the first time.
In Maringá, a city of almost 400 000 inhabitants in the south of Brazil, the inaugural edition of the South and Central American Championship is underway. As is tradition in South America all signs are pointing to an eventual final between Brazil and Argentina, who bar an upset in 2016 after Argentina's surprise loss to Greenland in the group stage have faced off in the final of the last ten editions of the Pan American Championship, but this time around there is something that has raised many eyebrows.

After a close inaugural game between Chile and Uruguay the next teams to enter the tournament were Argentina and Bolivia, and once the game was over the scoreline was broadcast across the handball world. Argentina won the game 82-7, with Ignacio Pizarro scoring 20 goals. Not letting themselves be outdone, the next game between Brazil and Bolivia ended 77-9. Almost worse, Uruguay proceeded to only concede one single goal in their 55-1 victory against Bolivia in the third round.
If you don't have much knowledge of Bolivian handball that's not a surprise, considering the sport is very young in the country. The first handball club in Bolivia was founded in 2013 [*], and the national team participated in their first international tournament in the 2017 Bolivarian Games, where both the men and women's teams ended dead last in their groups with no victories and -170 and -240 goal difference respectively. The same fate awaited them in the 2018 South American Games, although they did manage to keep the losses slightly narrower in the 2018 South and Central American Emerging Nations Championship. [*]

Fast forward to 2020, and only a few days before the tournament Peru suddenly withdrew from the tournament due to a lack of money. In an attempt to collect the funds needed to travel to Brazil they tried crowdfunding, but not even that was enough to keep them from following in the steps of Ecuador who had already dropped out [*].
This suddenly meant that the tournament was down to five teams. In order to keep the region's three qualification spots for the World Championship [*] Bolivia are announced as their replacement only four days before the first game, which meant that the team had little time to prepare. An accident and issues with the organization further complicated the travel and meant that the bus that took the team from Bolivia to Brazil only managed to bring twelve players. [*]
While many teams in the tournament have their players in the big leagues in Europe, the Bolivian team, with very little experience, draws its players from the domestic league. Arturo Lisidro Quispe, who has scored 11 of the teams' 17 goals, is 18 years old and has only played handball for seven years, which still makes him the most experienced player on the team. [*] This isn't his first rodeo though, he first joined the national team when he was only 14 years old in the 2016 South American Challenge Trophy. [*]

Looking at teams like Brazil and Argentina it's quite shocking that the drop off is so massive down to what is supposed to be the sixth best team in all of South and Central America, but the tournament has all along been crippled by logistical nightmares and federations with no money. Peru, who were originally supposed to take the place of Bolivia, placed above them in both international tournaments of 2018, and so did every single participating team other than Panama. Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras all performed better than Peru.
This athletic chaos is possibly not as bad as the rest of the chaos in Maringá. There's supposedly fleas in the beds at the hotel the teams are staying at, the players are being moved around in old buses, there are no handballs provided by the hosts, the food is subpar at the hotel, there's no air conditioning in the hotel or the stadium, the stream is unavailable for the first games due to them being played at a small stadium, Diego Simonet had to use a stick to remove a fallen power line from their bus. [*] You name it.

While handball is a growing sport all around the world the federations are not providing the conditions needed to actually help countries develop. The Emerging Nations tournaments attract more and more countries, so there is obviously interest and a player base in many growing regions, but situations like these are unacceptable.
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2020.01.17 07:00 autotldr Mexico says it will block migrant caravan en route to US from Honduras

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The country's interior ministry said it would not grant tourist visas and would check the status of each migrant, but would welcome those interested in staying there.
"Mexico is not only a transit country... In no way we have transit visas or safe passage," said Mexico's Interior Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero, who warned that the migrants would be met by special operations and immigration agents, the BBC reported.
Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said Mexico Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard told him that Mexico will not let a migrant caravan pass and would "Do everything in their powers to stop the group."
Border officials were overwhelmed in 2018 when thousands of migrants formed caravans to flee endemic poverty and violence in their countries.
In response, Mexico expanded the U.S. Migrant Protection Protocols program, known as "Remain in Mexico," which has led to 55,000 asylum seekers waiting out their cases in Mexico.
The country deployed its national guard to help prevent migrants making their way through.
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2020.01.15 17:03 autotldr Close to 1,000 people have gathered in Honduras' second city, San Pedro Sula, forming a migrant caravan that will soon head for the United States

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Close to 1,000 people have gathered in Honduras' second city forming a migrant caravan that will soon head for the United States, a human rights activist told AFP. Thousands of Central American migrants have been braving the risk of extortion, kidnap and even murder as they flee poverty and gang violence in their homelands in a bid to reach the American dream, much to the annoyance of US President Donald Trump.
The government accused him of organizing the first such caravan in October 2018, a charge he denies.
Would be migrants, "Mostly from rural areas," according to Fuentes, were alerted to the caravan through social media, which was then picked up by television channels.
More than 2,000 Hondurans took part in the original caravan which headed north through Guatemala and then Mexico.
At least three more caravans formed during the first few months of 2019, leading Trump to threaten punitive measures against Central American governments if they did not stem the tide.
Around 30,000 Hondurans migrants remain in Mexico waiting for a response to their US asylum requests.
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2019.12.31 20:16 NationofChange 10 good things about 2019

By: Medea Benjamin - December 31, 2019
Read the article here: https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/12/31/10-good-things-about-2019/
Impeachment, Trump, impeachment, Trump. It’s hard to think of this year without obsessing about the occupant of the White House. But yes, there were lots of other events going on in the world this year. Some of them were tragic, like the coup in Bolivia, but some are hopeful and move us in a positive direction. Here are ten. Please add more.
  1. In January, the most diverse class of lawmakers in U.S. history was sworn into Congress, including a record number of women in the House: 102. Four of the freshman known affectionately as “the squad”—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley—have shown what a few brave women can do to shake up the DC establishment. They denounced the inhumane treatment of migrants on our southern border; pushed for a Green New Deal and Medicare for All; confronted big pharma; started paying congressional interns; refused to take the “mandatory” AIPAC trip to Israel. They changed the Congressional ecosystem and thanks to them, a lot more young progressives are now running for Congress.
  2. The Democratic primaries have forced the country to talk about progressive policies like never before. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have pushed Medicare for All, the Green New Deal and policies to address this nation’s horrific inequalities. Tulsi Gabbard has focused on the need to end the endless wars. And compared with 2016, all of the candidates have been more open to directly confronting the military-industrial complex, with vague but critical calls for reducing the overblown Pentagon budget. The debates and campaign rallies have been opportunities to air discussions on real solutions to our nation’s ills, solutions that are not popular with big-dollar donors but are wildly popular with the public.
  3. 2019 was a year of awe-inspiring environmental youth activism. The sensational 16-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden captured world attention at the U.N. climate summit with her call for young people to hold adults accountable for the disaster they’ve created. Greta’s school strike (she sat in front of the Swedish Parliament instead of going to school) inspired students walkouts throughout the world. She also inspired some famous elders: Thanks to Greta, Jane Fonda brought the Fire Drill Fridays to Washington D.C., doing civil disobedience at Congress every Friday and bringing more national attention to the climate crisis.
  4. While the environmental gains this year are not nearly on the level needed, there are countries taking serious actions. The New Zealand parliament passed landmark legislation to achieve zero net carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. The legislation establishes New Zealand as one of the few countries in the world with a legislated commitment to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. In contrast to Australia, where climate and energy policy has provoked toxic debate and scare campaigns from the far right, the New Zealand bill passed with bipartisan support. The government also established a $100 million Green Investment Fund, which will invest public funds in projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions; plant one billion new trees by 2028; and stop exploration for new oil and gas reserves.
  5. In more environmental news, the European Union banned single-use plastic, including plastic cups, plates, forks, and straws. The ban will take effect by 2021. The change could help avoid nearly $25 billion-worth of environmental pollution by 2030. While the U.S. lags behind at the federal level, jurisdictions across the United States have instituted bans and fees on various types of plastics, like bags, carryout containers, polystyrene (Styrofoam), and straws. Eight states, including California and New York, have passed statewide bans on single-use plastic bags, while Maine has a ban on single-use polystyrene containers.
  6. While Donald Trump crows about how great the domestic economy is, more and more workers are demanding a fairer share of the pie. Tens of thousands of workers across the country, from General Motors employees to teachers in Chicago, went on strike to win better wages and benefits. G.M. agreed to a path for temps to become permanent workers, and to alter its tiered wage scale. Airline mechanics, including at Southwest Airlines, won raises. The move toward a $15 minimum wage is gaining steam, with 21 states raising minimum wages in 2019 and more increases on the way in 2020.
  7. For Latin America, 2019 was a year of people’s power. There were advances and setbacks, but it’s clear that there is a return of the Pink Tide (the name given to the wave of progressive governments in the late 1990s and 2000s). In this past year, social movements and organized people rose up against neoliberalism in Chile and Ecuador, they defeated a coup in Venezuela, they’re resisting a coup in Bolivia, they rose up against a narco-dictator in Honduras, they rose up against state violence and austerity in Colombia, they took back power in Argentina, they’re transforming Mexico, and, last but not least, in Brazil they organized a successful and massive international campaign to free former president Lula da Silva.
  8. In the Middle East, people also rose up in a massive repudiation of neoliberal policies and corrupt governments that benefit the wealthy and multinational corporations at the expense of working people. In what has been dubbed the Autumn of Discontent, there were uprisings from Iraq to Lebanon, from Iran to Egypt. The repression against activists has been savage, with hundreds killed. In Lebanon, the protests led to the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri but their goals are broader: They are demanding an end to corruption and mismanagement that results in blackouts and piles of garbage in the streets, as well as the crony sectarianism that enables it.
  9. In Sudan, where the nation suffered for years under the murderous dictatorship of Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who had been in power since 1989, people poured into the streets by the hundreds of thousands. After months of courageous protests in which scores of Sudanese were shot, Abdalla Hamdok took office as prime minister in a power-sharing deal between the armed forces and the pro-democracy movement. the movement won a commitment for a three-year transition leading to elections, and Bashir was sent to prison for corruption. People are still in the streets demanding justice for the people killed in protests. “The victims have the right to truth, justice and reparations under international law,” say the protesters.
  10. While Trump didn’t fulfill his promise to end our endless wars, and he actually sent 14,000 MORE troops to the Middle East, at least he didn’t start any new wars! Why? The American people have had enough. That hasn’t always been the case. After the 9/11 attacks, for example, most Americans supported both the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan and in Iraq. But no longer. They want to get out of the wars we are in and don’t want to engage in new ones. When the U.S. accused Iran of a spectacular attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, the hawks in the Trump administration wanted to respond with a military attack. But polls showed a miniscule 13 percent in favor. This has been a restraining factor for Trump and his warhawks. And let’s remember, this year also marked the downfall of the biggest warhawk of all, Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton.
In the coming year, those of us in the U.S. will face one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. Four more years of Donald Trump will be devastating for our nation and our world. No matter what happens with the impeachment process in the Senate, we must mobilize to defeat Trump and build a more effective progressive movement. Remembering some of the gains in the difficult year of 2019 can help inspire us for the critical struggles ahead.
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2019.12.28 18:36 zeperf Should the US and Mexico combine into one nation?

The US/Mexican border is large and has proven difficult and expensive to enforce. If all 32 Mexican states became part of the United States, the southern border would go from a length of 1,952 miles to 697 miles south at Belize and Guatemala.
There is already a blend in the populations across the border. According to Wikipedia:
> The United States is home to the second-largest Mexican community in the world, second only to Mexico itself, and comprising more than 24% of the entire Mexican-origin population of the world.
and on the other side of the border:
> Last month, (May 2019) Mexico’s statistics institute estimated that the U.S.-born population in Mexico had reached 799,0000 — a number that has quadrupled since 1990. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City estimates the number is even higher, likely upwards of 1.5 million.
Economically, Mexico's debt-to-GDP and deficit-to-GDP ratios are half of the US's. Also worth noting, Mexico received $36 Billion in remittances in 2018, almost entirely from the US.
Rather than the US lending a hand in fighting corruption and crime in Mexico, it'd be more effective for both parties if law enforcement were simply under the jurisdiction of the United States.
So I find it strange that this idea isn't even part of the conversation. Obviously its not a silver bullet for the border crisis, but it would allow the US to more directly enforce migration from Guatelmala & Honduras. While Conservatives in the US wouldn't be happy about the possible change in federal election outcomes, on its face its primarily an economical proposal rather than just a humanitarian one. And while it may look like imperialism to Liberals in the US, a merger should benefit Mexicans, and should be left to a vote by Mexican governments/citizens. I don't know what the outcome of such an election would be, but a merger with just a majority of northern Mexican states would shrink the border and address most law enforcement concerns.
Is there a good reason this isn't part of our conversation?
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2019.12.22 18:18 CommonEmployment NO WATER + NO FOOD = NO LIFE

A post so heinous that even ripping your eyes out won't let you unsee it, but at least it would be more entertaining.
☠ ☠ ☠
If you are North American or West European and under 70 years old, you likely have no clue what hunger is.
If you are 30 years old today, you are certainly going to find out.
Exploring the Looming Water Crisis - Chatham House
Bomb cyclones and breadbaskets: How climate, food, and political unrest intersect - Atomic Bulletin
New Jet Stream Pattern Threatens World Food Supplies - Google
AGW: Drought, Flood, Crop Failure, Forest Fires - web blog
Food will be scarce, expensive and less nutritious due to climate changes - CNN
Climate change has likely already affected global food production - PLOS
1 billion will face water, food shortages by 2050 - UPI
Climate Change and Food Security - CSIS
Mass food shortages could spark fascism and riots across UK - Independent
The climate change double whammy in the US Corn Belt - Phys
CO₂ will lower the protein, micronutrients, and vitamin content of rice - Sciencemag
Climate Change and South Asia's Pending Food Crisis - Diplomat
The Sahel is engulfed by violence. Climate change, food insecurity - Google this month
Deadly Drought in South Africa Leaves 45 Million Hungry - Google this month
Forced Migration in Somalia - ArcGIS StoryMaps
Increasing impacts of extreme droughts on vegetation - Nature
Increasing Drought - Google this month
Climate change, global warming cause drought in Laos - Xinhuanet
Water and food shortage imminent in the Himalayas - The Third Pole
A historic drought in India is so severe that it's now visible from space - Global News
Another 'harvest from hell': Canada's farmers forced to deal with new reality - Narwhal
Increasing impacts of extreme droughts on vegetation - NASA
Multidecadal Changes in Meteorological Drought Severity and Their Drivers in Mainland China - AGU
Dry man of Europe, Poland strives to save water - Reuters
El Niño Weather Events Are Looking Increasingly Dangerous - Sciencealert
The Water Wars that Defined the American West Are Heading East - WSJ
Urban drought challenge to 2030 - ScienceDirect
The Water Crisis In Cities Everywhere Is Worsening Already - HuffPo
WATER WARS - Google this month
The global groundwater crisis - ResearchGate
Groundwater: a call to action - Nature
The Vital Resource Beneath Our Feet - The UCSB Current
Groundwater pumping drains rivers in BC and globally - The Water Shed
The Looming US Water Crisis - Commie Dreams
A 1°C shift in faraway Indo-Pacific waters can kill agriculture in India - Economic Times
Food is a fulcrum in Indian politics - The Ecponomist
Cost of healthy food increased 8.8% in Windsor-Essex in 2019 - CBC Canada
Poorest countries facing both obesity and malnutrition - BBC
High carbon footprint families identified by sweets and restaurant food, not higher meat consumption - Phys
Food becoming less nutritious - Google
12 foods that might soon be extinct - World Economic Forum
Deadly appetite: 10 animals we are eating into extinction - Guardian
Soil Degradation, Land Scarcity and Food Security - Researchgate
Water Special Issue : The Effect of Hydrology on Soil Erosion - MDPI
COLLAPSE CHERRIES:
If you are 30 years old, in 10 years you'll be 40, and...
Emissions went up 50% in your lifetime
The world failed 4 global climate treaties in your lifetime
It took 30 years for solar and wind to reach 4% of world energy
Since 2003 human emissions went up 30% in 15 years
In 2019 renewables are 4% of world energy – WSJ BP 2019
Renewables will be 15% of world energy by 2040 – WSJ BP 2019
Global energy use will grow 1% / yr until 2040
Renewables may be < 20% of global energy by 2040
At this rate will take 300 years for 100% renewable energy
Warming must stop at 1.5 °C or life on earth will collapse – Nature 2019
By 2030 human emissions will be 38% higher than needed to stay below 1.5 °C
By 2030 fossil fuel emissions will be 150% higher than needed to stay below 1.5 °C
By 2030 emissions must go down 55% to stay under 1.5 °C
By 2030 - 2050 = 1.5 °C
Rapid Ocean Acidification
MERRY XMAS ALL ♥ ♥ ♥
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2019.12.19 08:14 SirUnknown2 hOw iS tRUmP RaCiSt

There is an entire Wikipedia article called "The Racial* Views of Donald Trump"
Some examples are:
"In 1973 the U.S. Department of Justice sued Trump Management, Donald Trump and his father Fred, for discrimination against African Americans in their renting practices."
Taking out a full page ad calling for the death penalty of 4 falsely accused black teenagers who allegedly committed a violent rape. The evidence that they were innocent was and still is overwhelming. When they were exonerated, Trump didn't back down. In October 2016, when Trump campaigned to be president, he said that Central Park Five were guilty and that their convictions should never have been vacated, attracting criticism from the Central Park Five themselves and others. ""
"In a 1989 interview with Bryant Gumbel, Trump stated: "A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white in terms of the job market." Fortune Magazine reported that Trump's statement was not confirmed by studies of factual evidence concerning the impact of an applicant's race on their job prospects.
In his 1991 book Trumped! John O'Donnell quoted Trump as allegedly saying:
I've got black accountants at Trump Castle and at Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys wearing yarmulkes.... Those are the only kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else... Besides that, I tell you something else. I think that's guy's lazy. And it's probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks."
"During the early 1990s, competition from an expanding Native American casino industry threatened his Atlantic City investments. During this period Trump stated that "nobody likes Indians as much as Donald Trump" but then claimed without evidence that the mob had infiltrated Native American casinos, that there was no way "Indians" or an "Indian chief" could stand up to the mob, implied that the casinos were not in fact owned by Native Americans based on the owners' appearance, and depicted Native Americans as greedy."
"In April 2005, Trump appeared on Howard Stern's radio show, where Trump proposed that the fourth season of the television show The Apprentice would feature an exclusively white team of blondes competing against a team of only African-Americans."
"In 2011, Trump revived the already discredited Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories that had been circulating since Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, and, for the following five years, he played a leading role in the so-called "birther movement""
This is all BEFORE his presidency.
Here are a FEW examples of his racism during and after his campaign and presidency.
"At a rally in Birmingham, Alabama on November 21, 2015, Trump falsely claimed that he had seen television reports about "thousands and thousands" of Arabs in New Jersey celebrating as the World Trade Center collapsed during the 9/11 attacks."
"In August 2016 Trump campaigned in Maine, which has a large immigrant Somali population. At a rally he said, "We've just seen many, many crimes getting worse all the time, and as Maine knows — a major destination for Somali refugees — right, am I right?" Trump also alluded to risks of terrorism, referring to an incident in June 2016 when three young Somali men were found guilty of planning to join the Islamic State in Syria."
"Prior to and during the 2016 campaign, Trump used his political platform to spread disparaging messages against various racial groups. Trump claimed, "the overwhelming amount of violent crime in our cities is committed by blacks and Hispanics," that "there's killings on an hourly basis virtually in places like Baltimore and Chicago and many other places," that "There are places in America that are among the most dangerous in the world. You go to places like Oakland. Or Ferguson. The crime numbers are worse. Seriously," and retweeted a false claim that 81% of white murder victims were killed by black people."
"During the campaign Trump was found to have retweeted the main influencers of the #WhiteGenocide movement over 75 times, including twice that he retweeted a user with the handle @WhiteGenocideTM."
"Trump also falsely claimed that, "African American communities are absolutely in the worst shape they've ever been in before. Ever, ever, ever,""
"Trump also suggested that evangelicals should not trust Ted Cruz because Cruz is Cuban and that Jeb Bush "has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife," who is Mexican American."
"Speaking in Virginia in August 2016, Trump said, "You're living in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed – what the hell do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump?""
"On January 27, 2017, via executive order, which he titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, President Trump ordered the U.S border indefinitely closed to Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war. He also abruptly temporarily halted (for 90 days) immigration from six other Muslim-majority nations: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen."
"In June 2017, Trump called together a staff meeting to complain about the number of immigrants who had entered the country since his inauguration. The New York Times reported that two officials at the meeting state that when Trump read off a sheet stating that 15,000 persons had visited from Haiti, he commented, "They all have AIDS," and when reading that 40,000 persons had visited from Nigeria, he said that after seeing America the Nigerians would never “go back to their huts.""
"The U.S. Department of Justice concluded that Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio oversaw the worst pattern of racial profiling in U.S. history. The illegal tactics that he was using included "extreme racial profiling and sadistic punishments that involved the torture, humiliation, and degradation of Latino inmates". The DoJ filed suit against him for unlawful discriminatory police conduct. He ignored their orders and was subsequently convicted of contempt of court for continuing to racially profile Hispanics. Calling him "a great American patriot", President Trump pardoned him soon afterwards, even before sentencing took place."
"In his initial statement on the rally, Trump did not denounce white nationalists but instead condemned "hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides". His statement and his subsequent defenses of it, in which he also referred to "very fine people on both sides", suggested a moral equivalence between the white supremacist marchers and those who protested against them, leading some observers to state that he was sympathetic to white supremacy."
"On January 11, 2018, during an Oval Office meeting about immigration reform, commenting on immigration figures from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and African countries, Trump reportedly said: "Those shitholes send us the people that they don't want", and suggested that the US should instead increase immigration from "places like Norway" and Asian countries."
"In August 2018, Trump sent a tweet stating that he had ordered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to look into land seizures and the mass killing of white farmers in South Africa, acting on a racist conspiracy theory."
"In May 2019, the Trump administration announced that there was no plan to replace the portrait of Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill with that of Harriet Tubman, as had been planned by the Obama administration."
"On July 14, 2019, Trump tweeted about four Democratic congresswomen of color, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. This group, known collectively as the Squad, had verbally sparred with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a week earlier:
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2019.12.19 02:16 Samuel_LChang Trumpracist

There is an entire Wikipedia article called "The Racist Views of Donald Trump"
Some examples are:
"In 1973 the U.S. Department of Justice sued Trump Management, Donald Trump and his father Fred, for discrimination against African Americans in their renting practices."
Taking out a full page ad calling for the death penalty of 4 falsely accused black teenagers who allegedly committed a violent rape. The evidence that they were innocent was and still is overwhelming. When they were exonerated, Trump didn't back down. In October 2016, when Trump campaigned to be president, he said that Central Park Five were guilty and that their convictions should never have been vacated, attracting criticism from the Central Park Five themselves and others. ""
"In a 1989 interview with Bryant Gumbel, Trump stated: "A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white in terms of the job market." Fortune Magazine reported that Trump's statement was not confirmed by studies of factual evidence concerning the impact of an applicant's race on their job prospects.
In his 1991 book Trumped! John O'Donnell quoted Trump as allegedly saying:
I've got black accountants at Trump Castle and at Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys wearing yarmulkes.... Those are the only kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else... Besides that, I tell you something else. I think that's guy's lazy. And it's probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks."
"During the early 1990s, competition from an expanding Native American casino industry threatened his Atlantic City investments. During this period Trump stated that "nobody likes Indians as much as Donald Trump" but then claimed without evidence that the mob had infiltrated Native American casinos, that there was no way "Indians" or an "Indian chief" could stand up to the mob, implied that the casinos were not in fact owned by Native Americans based on the owners' appearance, and depicted Native Americans as greedy."
"In April 2005, Trump appeared on Howard Stern's radio show, where Trump proposed that the fourth season of the television show The Apprentice would feature an exclusively white team of blondes competing against a team of only African-Americans."
"In 2011, Trump revived the already discredited Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories that had been circulating since Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, and, for the following five years, he played a leading role in the so-called "birther movement""
This is all BEFORE his presidency.
Here are a FEW examples of his racism during and after his campaign and presidency.
"At a rally in Birmingham, Alabama on November 21, 2015, Trump falsely claimed that he had seen television reports about "thousands and thousands" of Arabs in New Jersey celebrating as the World Trade Center collapsed during the 9/11 attacks."
"In August 2016 Trump campaigned in Maine, which has a large immigrant Somali population. At a rally he said, "We've just seen many, many crimes getting worse all the time, and as Maine knows — a major destination for Somali refugees — right, am I right?" Trump also alluded to risks of terrorism, referring to an incident in June 2016 when three young Somali men were found guilty of planning to join the Islamic State in Syria."
"Prior to and during the 2016 campaign, Trump used his political platform to spread disparaging messages against various racial groups. Trump claimed, "the overwhelming amount of violent crime in our cities is committed by blacks and Hispanics," that "there's killings on an hourly basis virtually in places like Baltimore and Chicago and many other places," that "There are places in America that are among the most dangerous in the world. You go to places like Oakland. Or Ferguson. The crime numbers are worse. Seriously," and retweeted a false claim that 81% of white murder victims were killed by black people."
"During the campaign Trump was found to have retweeted the main influencers of the #WhiteGenocide movement over 75 times, including twice that he retweeted a user with the handle @WhiteGenocideTM."
"Trump also falsely claimed that, "African American communities are absolutely in the worst shape they've ever been in before. Ever, ever, ever,""
"Trump also suggested that evangelicals should not trust Ted Cruz because Cruz is Cuban and that Jeb Bush "has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife," who is Mexican American."
"Speaking in Virginia in August 2016, Trump said, "You're living in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed – what the hell do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump?""
"On January 27, 2017, via executive order, which he titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, President Trump ordered the U.S border indefinitely closed to Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war. He also abruptly temporarily halted (for 90 days) immigration from six other Muslim-majority nations: Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen."
"In June 2017, Trump called together a staff meeting to complain about the number of immigrants who had entered the country since his inauguration. The New York Times reported that two officials at the meeting state that when Trump read off a sheet stating that 15,000 persons had visited from Haiti, he commented, "They all have AIDS," and when reading that 40,000 persons had visited from Nigeria, he said that after seeing America the Nigerians would never “go back to their huts.""
"The U.S. Department of Justice concluded that Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio oversaw the worst pattern of racial profiling in U.S. history. The illegal tactics that he was using included "extreme racial profiling and sadistic punishments that involved the torture, humiliation, and degradation of Latino inmates". The DoJ filed suit against him for unlawful discriminatory police conduct. He ignored their orders and was subsequently convicted of contempt of court for continuing to racially profile Hispanics. Calling him "a great American patriot", President Trump pardoned him soon afterwards, even before sentencing took place."
"In his initial statement on the rally, Trump did not denounce white nationalists but instead condemned "hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides". His statement and his subsequent defenses of it, in which he also referred to "very fine people on both sides", suggested a moral equivalence between the white supremacist marchers and those who protested against them, leading some observers to state that he was sympathetic to white supremacy."
"On January 11, 2018, during an Oval Office meeting about immigration reform, commenting on immigration figures from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and African countries, Trump reportedly said: "Those shitholes send us the people that they don't want", and suggested that the US should instead increase immigration from "places like Norway" and Asian countries."
"In August 2018, Trump sent a tweet stating that he had ordered Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to look into land seizures and the mass killing of white farmers in South Africa, acting on a racist conspiracy theory."
"In May 2019, the Trump administration announced that there was no plan to replace the portrait of Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill with that of Harriet Tubman, as had been planned by the Obama administration."
"On July 14, 2019, Trump tweeted about four Democratic congresswomen of color, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib. This group, known collectively as the Squad, had verbally sparred with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi a week earlier:
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