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Why is the Army on my Street?

Why is the Army on my Street?

By Yenny Delgado Across the globe, citizens are protesting against rising inequality, cuts in the social safety net programs and blatant corruption in government finances. It is not new for people to gather together and raise their voice against oppression, and the use of civil disobedience is a long-used tactic in beginning a dialogue with […]

The myth of the “exceptional of the United States” hiding the policy brutality

The myth of the “exceptional of the United States” hiding the policy brutality

by Yenny Delgado Once again, a policeman attacks an African-American girl. On August 27, 2019, in Farmington, New Mexico a white police officer brutality attacked an eleven-year-old black girl for stealing milk. As the video emerged months later it shows how a law enforcement official once again goes beyond the normal call of duty to terrorize blackness in […]

527 Years of Resistance

527 Years of Resistance

By Yenny Delgado On October 14, the United States of America will once again celebrate Columbus Day. Now we are 527 years into a foundational myth of discovery that is often compounded by a lack of understanding of the Native Americans who inhabited the continent. According to the United States Library of Congress, this is what America […]

The Hidden Chiquitania, Now Visible Through Fire

The Hidden Chiquitania, Now Visible Through Fire

By Yenny Delgado Over the past few weeks, the world’s attention has turned to the burning of the Amazon with a primary focus on Brazil which is home to over 60% of the primordial forest that serves as thermostat and lungs for the planet. However, the burning and loss of forest lands that have occurred […]

The Convenient Geographical Mistake

The Convenient Geographical Mistake

By Yenny Delgado Europeans love geography, some of the most famed explorers that have sailed across the earth come from this relatively small part of the world.  Through hard work and serendipity, these intrepid explorers were able to increase their commerce with kingdoms around the world.  However, in 1492 something incredible happens, Columbus, an Italian […]

Who are Americans?

Who are Americans?

By Yenny Delgado Yazmin Juárez, a Guatemalan asylum seeker, traveled to the United States to provide a better life for herself and her daughter. After crossing into the country, she was detained by Customs and Border Enforcement. REUTERS/Erin Scott While in custody her daughter got sick from the inhumane conditions and lack of medical attention. […]

Dash American

Dash American

By Yenny Delgado  Yazmin Juárez, a Guatemalan asylum seeker, traveled to the United States to provide a better life for herself and her daughter. After crossing into the country, she was detained by Customs and Border Enforcement. REUTERS/Erin Scott While in custody her daughter got sick from the inhumane conditions and lack of medical attention. […]

It is not a matter of money; it is all about US hypocrisy 

It is not a matter of money; it is all about US hypocrisy 

By Yenny Delgado  The United States pays private companies approximately $775 dollars a day to hold a child in a concentration camp. Just let that sink in for a moment, every day $775 of your tax dollars are going to mistreat the descendants of Native Americans whose colonizers were Spanish and today are called “Latinos”. Credit: […]

Is the US Running Concentration Camps?

Is the US Running Concentration Camps?

By Yenny Delgado As the days continue to go by, hundreds of children remain in the custody of the US government.  These children have been forcibly separated from their parents at the border. It is painful to see these images and story, but to date, hundreds are still suffering from violence and sexual abuse by […]

Motherhood: Private or Public Decision In The United States?

Motherhood: Private or Public Decision In The United States?

On May 14, 2019, twenty-five white men in the Alabama State Senate voted in favor of The Alabama Human Life Protection Act, an anti-abortion bill, that was subsequently signed into law by Governor Kay Ivey (white women, 74 years old). This law makes abortion a crime at any stage of pregnancy, with exemptions allowed only if the […]

Trump’s smoke-screens may lead to fire

Trump’s smoke-screens may lead to fire

The art of distraction is a well-known trick not only for magicians but also used almost non-stop by politicians to divert the attention of the public.  Without a doubt, the current inhabitant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue should be known as the Distractor in Chief as he has waged a nonstop war on all our attention spans with […]

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