by Giorgio Trucchi Lista Informativa "Nicaragua y más"
28 May 2009
One month ago a youth group launched a boycott against Flor de Caña, the famous Nicaraguan rum. The boycott is in solidarity with members of the Nicaraguan Association of Those Affected by Chronic Renal Insufficiency (Anairc). They have decided to extend their campaign by sending protest letters to Compañía Licorera de Nicaragua SA (CLNSA), which together with the Nicaragua Sugar Estates Ltd. (NSEL) and Ingenio San Antonio (ISA) belong to the powerful Pellas Group. The protest letter campaign is also aimed at all the companies that import and distribute Flor de Caña rum around the world.
Dick Cheney more or less admitted his group’s guilt in his desperate attempt to take on Barack Obama’s sane and necessary policy of closing Guantanamo. To argue that a military machine that spends up to a half trillion dollars a year doesn’t have the where-with-all to guard prisoners already in handcuffs is to argue an extremely weak case. To think that the Republican party would have the jaded audacity to use the NIMBY excuse as a wedge issue is beyond the pale—given the enormous harm their public relations of Guantanomo and Gulag has already affected the world’s perception of Americans and U.S. foreign policy.
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There was a time not too long ago when a North American would proudly refer to him or herself as a small-l “liberal.”
President John F. Kennedy talked about himself as a liberal."