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Poor, Indigenous, and Rich Ethnic Minorities: A Study in Contrast

Poor, Indigenous, and Rich Ethnic Minorities: A Study in Contrast

Ethnic minorities are almost everywhere in modern societies. They are called minority in contradistinction from the majority. The issue of their human and civil rights is of serious importance because, in a many instances, there is a disparity in the rights that they enjoy, compared to those that the majority enjoy. If this was not [...]

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Pawn vs King: Cameron’s Dangerous Chess Game Against Putin

Pawn vs King: Cameron’s Dangerous Chess Game Against Putin

David Cameron is a protégé of Margaret Thatcher. She personally groomed him to become Prime Minister. It will be remembered that when Thatcher’s popularity was on the wane, the Falklands War revivified a flagging Tory Party and gave her another term of office. When people like Cameron and Thatcher have tasted power, they are loath [...]

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Food for the Gods: Link of Vodou to Haiti’s Agriculture, a Legacy of the Ancestors

Food for the Gods: Link of Vodou to Haiti’s Agriculture, a Legacy of the Ancestors

Haitian religion and culture are so linked to local agriculture that Vodou ceremonies are routinely called manje lwa: food for the gods. Our lwa (gods, spirits, deities) must be fed. They are not eternal and can only exist so long as they continue to be summoned to participate in human affairs. In other words, their [...]

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Bush-Clinton Mafia Dynasties Merry-Go-Round

Bush-Clinton Mafia Dynasties Merry-Go-Round

If a space or a time traveler would set his time ship’s dial to 2015, with the United States as its destination, one could think that a mandatory preparation for the journey to understand the US’ political system would be an attentive study of the Constitution. After all, the document, drafted in 1787 by the [...]

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Dominicans Are Not Haiti’s Enemies, Corruption and Occupation Are

Dominicans Are Not Haiti’s Enemies, Corruption and Occupation Are

We love blood, don’t we? As if, by staring at our reflections in this viscous red liquid we might lose fear. We are horrified and entranced by the eviscerated child in Gaza, or the naked Haitian man sprawled out on some unknown street, a bullet in his head, his life dissipating into a puddle of [...]

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