Fidel Castro: Saint or demon?

Fidel Castro: Saint or demon?

Nov 26, 2016

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA EDITOR There were lots of people who expected the fall of Castro in Cuba in 1990, when the Berlin Wall was torn down and the Soviet Union fell, all due to Reagan’s political-economic war operation. But Castro stood there, he didn’t collapse, which might arise several questions about his longevity, about his supposed loyalty to Guevara and Cienfuegos, the fact is that the Mob, Mafia (or whatever you might want to call it) had turned Cuba into a brothel-casino-touristic resort and a paradise for the United Fruit Co. that made huge profits exploiting poor Cuban peasants, and Fidel freed them in one way or another. He might have gotten intoxicated with power, he might have betrayed Che Guevara, Camilo Cienfuegos and many others, he might have died richer than many European royal families, but the fact of the matter is that he marked XX Century History, survived hundreds of assassination attempts, and never surrendered to the USA, which is a country that has made of other nations submission a way of life and could never defeat Fidel, that is something the USA will never...

Baja California University and Governor will bury the hatchet

Baja California University and Governor will bury the hatchet

Nov 26, 2016

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA EDITOR At 10 o’clock, the Dean of the Baja California State University and Governor Kiko Vega will meet in Dean Juan Manuel Ocegueda’s office to sign an agreement, according to their respective Communication Departments informed. Does this mean a truce in the dispute which the University opened in a press conference a few weeks ago claiming the Government owed them more than 450 million pesos in financial aid? It may seems so but a few days ago the State Government announced the University owes the Water State Commissions 120 million pesos debt for water consumption. According to Government sources this amount doesn’t take in account a “free water quota per student” which might reduce the 120 to about 20 million pesos, which the University should pay or discount from the debt figures. The main goal ought to be to acknowledge the debt and reach an agreement to deliver the financial aid to the University in such a manner that wouldn’t affect the march and work of both parts, leave the dispute behind and keep going (each one) in order to accomplish their mission: The University to keep up the educational work and Kiko Vega to exercise Government and clear and wipe the slate clean regarding all the questioning stemming from his other conflict (with ZETA and other journalists) which has created a political turmoil in Baja California. Baja California University and Governor will sign agreement At 10 o’clock, the Dean of the Baja California State University and Governor Kiko Vega will meet in Dean Juan Manuel Ocegueda’s office to sign an agreement, according to their respective Communication Departments informed. Does this mean a truce in the dispute which the University opened in a press conference a few weeks ago claiming the Government owed them more than 450 million pesos in financial aid? It may seems so but a few days ago the State Government announced the University owes the Water State Commissions 120 million pesos debt for water consumption. According to Government sources this amount doesn’t take in account a “free water quota per student” which might reduce the 120 to about 20 million pesos, which the University should pay or...

Fidel Castro dies: Will the revolution survive?

Fidel Castro dies: Will the revolution survive?

Nov 26, 2016

Fidel Castro murió el Viernes 25 de noviembre en La Habana a las 10 de la noche hora local, el anuncio lo hizo su hermano Raúl, Cuba esta impactada por la muerte del líder moral de una revolución que nunca se rindió a los Estados Unidos, como dijo alguna vez: “No necesitamos que el imperio nos regale nada”. Cuba ha sido un icono de rebelión desde que Castro, Guevara y otros líderes revolucionarios tomaron las riendas del país cuando el Presidente Fulgencio Batista huyo y dejo la isla en manos de una Revolución que Castro simbolizara y guiara por casi 50 años. Castro había dejado el poder en manos de su hermano Raúl hace ocho años por lo que no se esperan grandes cambios, pero no hay duda que el mundo ha perdido una de las más relevantes figuras históricas de los últimos sesenta años, “el líder moral de la Revolución ha muerto”, dijo su hermano, mientras muchos cubanos lamentaban su muerte y otros (exiliados de Miami) la celebraban.  Es incierto lo que sucederá con la Revolución, mientras tanto su hermano Raúl enfrenta el futuro sin el consejo, experiencia y sabiduría política de...

Mexican government expands program for the protection of sea lions

Mexican government expands program for the protection of sea lions

Nov 25, 2016

Mexican experts successfully sedated and operated on three sea lions to remove fishing lines that had threatened to strangle the marine mammals, officials said Tuesday. Mexico’s office for environmental protection said the program has now successfully operated on a total of seven sea lions in the area around the island of Espiritu Santo near the Baja California resort of La Paz. The animals are sedated with acoustically monitored darts, anesthesia and special procedures to allow the animals to be immediately returned to the wild. The fishing lines often cut deeply into the sea lions’ necks. The office said it is training personnel from the states of Sonora and Baja California to extend the program to other areas. Sea lions are considered a protected species in Mexico, but not endangered. Written by: Associated...

Is deepening the “Border Wall” the solution?

Is deepening the “Border Wall” the solution?

Nov 23, 2016

According to foreign policy expert, Michael J. Ard, aside from Hillary Clinton, the biggest loser in the recent presidential election was Mexico. This is what he said about the “Border Wall” issue: Ironically, much of the debate over illegal immigration has occurred during a period when our southern border security has been improving. In the 1990s, policymakers decided that little could be done to improve border security. The 9/11 attacks changed that, and we began dedicating more resources to stop illegal immigration. Since 2001, we have stemmed the rising tide of illegal crossings. In 2015, illegal alien seizures were about 337 thousand, down from 1.6 million in 2000, according to Border Patrol data. During this time, net Mexican migration reversed, and, in 2014 for the first time more third-country nationals were detained at the border than Mexicans. We have stanched, but not stopped, illegal immigration. The trick is to legalize and regulate the people flow. This must be done without disrupting the 48 official land ports of entry between the two countries. We need better guest-worker programs that would complement NAFTA and offer a realistic path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Legalizing Mexican workers to get them out of the informal economy and on the tax rolls, would help pay for improved security. One way to provide such a path to citizenship might be to expand the opportunities for Mexicans to serve in the U.S. military. Our border defenses don’t need so much to be high as they need to be deep. Immigration enforcement must extend through Mexican territory to Central America. This only works if we bolster Mexico’s internal cooperation. The Mexican immigration service needs strong backing, including a reinforced campaign to discourage immigration coming up through Central America. Illegal immigration is a problem for Mexicans too, as it feeds the crime gangs and contributes to illegal aliens in Mexico. Source:...