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  • Does Sheila Jackson Lee Know The Person She's Accused Of Racism For Airline Fiasco

    12/29/2017 7:07:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    So, I bet you’ve heard about the airline incident between a woman and Texas Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Katie wrote about it. In all, Jean-Marie Simon was booted from her first class seat on a United flight for Lee. Simon was obviously upset, voiced her objections, and was even threatened with being forced off the flight. She was eventually given a $500 voucher for her pre-paid seat and relocated to economy class. She alleges that United gave the Texas Democrat preferential treatment. The saga got even worse when Lee accused Simon of racism regarding this matter. I noted that this...
  • Guatemala follows in Trump's footsteps, announces embassy move to Jerusalem

    12/24/2017 6:43:13 PM PST · by familyop · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 24, 2017 | Fox News
    Less than a month after President Trump announced the U.S. would move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Guatemala became the first nation to follow his lead, announcing on Christmas Eve that it would move its embassy as well...No other country has their embassy for Israel in Jerusalem, though the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move.
  • Guatemala's comedian president offers Trump 'cheap labor' to build his border wall

    05/20/2016 10:10:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 19, 2016
    While Mexican leaders have emphatically denounced Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s call to build a wall along the United States’ southern border, Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales is offering a helping hand. In a Spanish-language interview with the New York Times en Español, Morales – a TV comedian before getting elected to the country's highest office – said that he is offering the billionaire businessman bargain workers to build his proposed wall. "To the gentleman who wants to build a wall, I offer cheap labor," Morales said during the interview, according to the Hill. "We have high-quality labor, and we'll gladly build...
  • Guatemala President Offers Trump 'Cheap Labor' to Build Border Wall

    05/18/2016 10:19:28 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 19, 2016 | Joe Crowe
    The president of Guatemala has offered Donald Trump "cheap labor" to build a wall on the border of the United States and Mexico. "We have high-quality labor, and we'll gladly build," President Jimmy Morales said in a Facebook Live interview conducted by The New York Times en Espanol, reported The Hill. "Tell us the dimensions, and we know how to do it," said Morales.
  • 2nd former Mexican president unloads on Donald Trump (Calderon, who built the Guatemala wall)

    02/27/2016 7:31:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2016 10:02 PM EST
    Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday joined his predecessor in office in unloading on Donald Trump, calling the Republican front-runner's campaign racist and saying his discourse on immigration is fueling anti-American sentiment around the world. Calderon, a conservative who was president of Mexico from 2006 to 2012, even said he thought Trump was trying to exploit the same social feelings and resentments as did Adolf Hitler. "I think his logic of exalting white supremacy isn't even acting against immigration - Donald Trump is the descendant of migrants - it is acting and speaking against immigrants who have a different...
  • Otto Pérez Molina of Guatemala Is Jailed Hours After Resigning Presidency

    09/03/2015 6:18:49 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | By AZAM AHMED and ELISABETH MALKIN
    GUATEMALA CITY — Just hours after tendering his resignation as president of Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina was sent to jail to await the conclusion of a hearing examining his role in a multimillion dollar customs fraud case that has shaken the nation and sent reverberations throughout the region. The decision to jail Mr. Pérez Molina highlighted the seismic change sweeping through Guatemala after the corruption accusations in April, and offered a dramatic validation of a growing street demonstration movement demanding his ouster and prosecution. For much of Guatemala’s violent history, marked by dictatorship and military repression, such a scene would...
  • Guatemala Decides to Move Israel Embassy to Jerusalem

    12/25/2017 8:14:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 25, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Despite all the backlash the United States received for its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, another country has decided to follow suit. The president of Guatemala announced Sunday that his country plans to move their embassy to Jerusalem as well. "Dear people of Guatemala, today I spoke with the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. We discussed the excellent relations that we have had as nations since Guatemala supported the creation of the state of Israel," President Jimmy Morales wrote on his official Facebook account."One of the most important topics...
  • Parliamentarians request transfer of Guatemalan embassy

    12/11/2017 12:08:45 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/17
    Ten Guatemalan parliamentarians signed a letter to the president of Guatemala in which they requested to transfer their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Israel Hayom. The letter was also reportedly given to MK Haim Yellin (Yesh Atid), who visited the Guatemalan parliament last week with MK Yifat Shasha-Biton (Kulanu). The letter joins yesterday's report that Guatemalan Foreign Minister Sandra Jovel said Guatemala supports President Trump's statement ...
  • U.S. Embassies Around World Still Refuse to Hang Trump Portrait, Swamp Still in Control

    11/04/2017 1:28:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 4, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    In multiple embassies around the world, particularly those staffed entirely by career Foreign Service officers, no portrait of President Trump or Vice-President Pence has been hung. Up until last week, the swamp had an excuse – there was no official portrait and the swamp refused to go to the trouble to find unofficial ones. But it’s not just the entrances to embassies where it seems the 2016 election never happened. All throughout the government, Obama-holdovers who rabidly oppose President Trump and his policies still hold positions of extraordinary power. The swamp is alive and well. Consider the National Security...
  • TWILIGHT ZONE: Mexicans Are Upset About Immigrants Bringing Crime To Their City

    05/10/2017 9:06:53 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 37 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/10/17 | ALEX PFEIFFER
    Residents of a Mexican city are upset about immigrants causing crime, according to a Tuesday report from El Universal. The report said that there was a press conference was held in Tapachula by a leader of a local group called: “For a different Mexico.” The group’s president, Victorino Alvarez Fuentes, said that immigrants were also masturbating in public and sexually assaulting women and minors. Tapachula is near the Guatemalan border and besides immigrants from Central American countries, there has been a recent influx of African immigrants entering Mexico seeking to eventually get to the U.S. The El Universal story centered...
  • Guatemalan comedian seen clinching presidency in run-off vote

    GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A Guatemalan comedian who has tapped into public anger over government corruption looks set to clinch the presidency on Sunday in a run-off against a former first lady struggling to distance herself from a discredited political establishment.
  • Vatican Commission Formally Recognizes Martyrdom of Oklahoma City Priest

    06/27/2015 11:09:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Fr. Stanley Rother Could Become First Beatified Martyr from the United StatesA Theological Commission of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints has recognized the martyrdom of Fr. Stanley Rother, a priest from Oklahoma. According to the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, the vote is a crucial step in advancing his cause of Beatification. If beatified, Fr. Stanley Rother would be the first Catholic martyr and priest from the United States to receive such recognition. Fr. Rother, a native of Okarche and a priest of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, was murdered by an unknown assailant on July 28th, 1981. At...
  • Teotihuacan Lineage at Tikal Studied

    04/06/2010 5:05:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 238+ views
    Art Daily ^ | Tuesday, April 6, 2010 | unattributed
    Iconographic studies of Teotihuacan murals confirm the extension of the lineage of a ruler of the ancient city of Tikal, Guatemala, already revealed by epigraphists of the Maya area. The aforementioned investigation sums up to interpretations of Stele 31 of Tikal that relate to the dynastic line of Atlatl-Cauac ("Dart-thrower Owl"), possible ruler of Teotihuacan between 374 and 439 AD, and whose son, Yax Nuun Ayiin I, was seignior of Tikal. The emblem of this lineage would be represented by the image of a bird with a shield, observed in Teotihuacan murals, declared Dr. Raul Garcia Chavez, researcher at the...
  • Immigration is now President Obama’s worst issue

    07/31/2014 7:35:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Aaron Blake
    Immigration has emerged as perhaps President Obama's worst issue -- definitely for today, and maybe of his entire presidency -- when it comes to public perception. A new poll from AP-GfK shows more than two-thirds of Americans (68 percent) disapprove of Obama's handling of the immigration issue in general. Just 31 percent approve -- down from 38 percent two months ago. When you separate those most passionate about the issue, the difference is even more stark, with 57 percent opposed and just 18 percent in favor. That's more than three-to-one. We tried to find an issue on which Obama has...
  • Source: Cornyn and McCain Are Working on a Version of the House Border Bill (to thwart Cruz)

    07/30/2014 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/30/14 | Ryan Lovelace
    NRO is hearing from a GOP aide that Senators John McCain and John Cornyn, of Arizona and Texas, respectively, are working on a Senate version of the House supplemental-funding bill aimed at addressing the border crisis that is expected to move forward tomorrow. -snip- It will likely provide new funding for immigration courts and enforcement agencies, as well as some aid for Central American countries from which the migrants currently crossing the border hail. Senator Ted Cruz’s proposal to halt the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by refusing funding for the program is not expected to be included...
  • Senate advances border bill (Cornyn votes yes; McConnell votes yes, then switches to no)

    07/30/2014 11:02:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/14 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The Senate on Wednesday narrowly advanced an emergency funding measure to respond to the influx of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southern border that has triggered a humanitarian crisis. -snip- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is opposed to the Senate Democratic measure, initially voted in favor to advance the bill. But once it looked like the legislation might collapse, he switched his vote to “no.” A McConnell aide said when the outcome of the procedural vote looked murky, “many of our members wanted to be on record in opposition to a bill that didn’t even include the minor...
  • On Southern Border, Mexico Faces Crisis of Its Own

    07/26/2014 7:08:33 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 19, 2014 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
    TENOSIQUE, Mexico — For years, Mexico’s most closely watched border was its northern one, which generations of Mexican migrants have crossed seeking employment and refuge in the United States. But the sudden surge of child migrants from Central America, many of them traveling alone, has cast scrutiny south, to the 600-mile border separating Mexico and Guatemala. :snip: Last year, Mexico deported 89,000 Central Americans, including 9,000 children, the bulk of the returnees coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, officials have said. In the fiscal year that ended last September, the United States sent back 106,420 from those countries. So...
  • V. Manuel Pérez unveils immigration resolution [California]

    07/26/2014 6:00:53 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Desert Sun ^ | July 25, 2014 10:05pm | Dave Nyczepir
    Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez unveiled an immigration resolution Friday at Coachella City Hall that he plans to introduce for California to meet the humanitarian challenges faced with tens of thousands of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S. border. :snip: "They need due process, and if they are found to face a threat should they be returned to their home country, they should be seen and identified as refugees." :snip: Pérez said he always felt safe and never saw violence while visiting Panama, El Salvador and Guatemala, but he sensed a difference in the latter when it came to political corruption....
  • How one question changed an undocumented immigrant's fate

    02/03/2013 5:47:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    The Post-Standard -Syracuse.com ^ | February 03, 2013 | By Marnie Eisenstadt
    SYRACUSE -- Arely Tomas Orozco hardly ever went out.
  • Guatemalan women hail single-sex buses

    10/15/2011 4:13:52 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 4 replies
    Guardian ^ | October 14th 2011 | Anna-Claire Bevan
    Guatamala City has introduced women-only buses aimed at reducing instances of harassment and violence against women on public transport across the Guatemalan capital. The project came about after a congresswoman, Zury Rios Montt, started a petition to draw attention to the fact that hundreds of women were sexually harassed on buses every year. According to the Association of Transport Users in Guatemala, of the 1,500 complaints received annually about passenger abuse, more than a third of them involve the sexual harassment of women and girls. "Women have the right to travel in safety, as demanded by law," said Luis Gómez,...