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A Military-Backed Comedian Will Be Guatemala’s Next President. Activists Aren’t Laughing


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A Military-Backed Comedian Will Be Guatemala’s Next President. Activists Aren’t Laughing.

Lindsay Bigda

Riding a wave of anti-establishment sentiment, Jimmy Morales — a comedian with no political experience and backed by military hard-liners — has been elected Guatemala’s next president.


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"Many human rights organizations view these attacks as part of an ongoing pattern of repression against land rights defenders, as well as a test for the transitional government — one the administration has failed. They accuse the government of dispatching security forces to protect transnational corporations — and suppress any resistance to corporate misconduct — while failing to properly respond to attacks against community leaders."

It's "United Fruit" all over again.

Also, the trend of electing celebrities because they are recognizable "face brands" is spreading. Trump is U.S.A's "Jimmy Morales."


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What can you say? Same old xhit, different day. Transnational Corps. can buy tin horn sheriffs and guys like Jimmy Morales out of their short change jar. Jimmy Morales sounds like Bill Maher, sort of. Not the old one, I guess, but the new one. Just sayin'.


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A change of consciousness <=> change of reality perceived and changes conditions on the ground. Forward and backward: hard and slow to achieve, and works every time.