The Real First Thanksgiving: Revisted

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Today, Americans celebrate this day with certain kinds of food are served. For my family, we had turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce, corn, rolls, lemon pie and pumpkin pie. I know, some readers might have problems because we are giving into the dominate culture’s attempts to rewrite history and come together on […]

Imazapyr: Laredo’s “Agent Orange”

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As I mentioned, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stopped the aerial spraying of the herbicide, imazapyr, on the Carrizo cane along a 1.1-mile stretch of the Rio Grande riverbank, according to the Laredo Morning Times. Border Patrol was hoping to eliminate the invasive Carrizo cane to improve the visibility along the border. The plan […]

Laredo’s ‘Agent Orange’ Controversy

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Along the border, rhetoric is high. As if there were not enough things to worry about here at home US, there is however, one more issue that may create the final perfect storm: Mexico. The violence in Mexico that has spun out of control so quickly in 2008 has created a political reaction. It is […]

Paraguay Votes Left

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Congratulations to Paraguay’s new president and former bishop Fernando Lugo and the and Patriotic Alliance for Change (APC), a coalition of center and center-left opposition parties, grassroots political movements, farmers groups and other social organizations, for ending the country’s 61 years of rule by the right-leaning party, Colorado Party – the longest in office of […]

Smoke and Mirrors: Petro Power Plays

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Last week, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez threatened to cut off oil sales to the United States because the intention of ExxonMobil to freeze assets of state-owned Venezuelan oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), as part of a US government backed “economic war” against his government. On his weekly TV show ‘Alo Presidente,’ President Chávez described […]

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