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Brazil’s New President Admits Coup Plot – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Safe with ‘Oligarchs and Imperialists’ in US, Brazil’s New President Admits Coup Plot

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I decided not to wait until next Wednesday to share this latest revelation. Rosaliene

Proponents of her ouster argued that former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was targeted and ultimately booted from office for budgetary wrongdoing or, ironically, corruption. However, the unelected new President Temer admits that ousted President Dilma Rousseff wouldn’t enact austerity roadmap, so “a process was established which culminated with me being installed as president of the republic.”

Source: Safe with ‘Oligarchs and Imperialists’ in US, Brazil’s New President Admits Coup Plot

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Latest News on Brazil – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Teachers Against the Coup!
Belo Horizonte – Brazil – September 22, 2016
Photo Credit: Twitter/@Reginaldo Lopes

Anti-Coup Protests Erupt Again in Brazil
teleSUR, September 22, 2016

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with President Michel Temer of Brazil
The White House, Office of the Vice President, September 22, 2016

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Young people living in a ‘suspended adulthood’, finds UK research

Young people living in a ‘suspended adulthood’, finds UK research

Significant numbers of under 30s lack self-confidence and are at risk of mental health problems, with women worst affected, says report

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Of the 4,000 18 to 30 year-olds interviewed for the survey, 43% still live at home. Photograph: Diverse Image/Getty Images/UIG

Despair, worries about the future and financial pressures are taking a toll on millions of young Britons, according to a major new poll that also found young women were suffering in particular.

Low pay and lack of work in today’s Britain are resulting in “suspended adulthood”, with many living or moving back in with their parents and putting off having children, according to the poll of thousands of 18 to 30 year-olds.          Continue reading

Climate Disruption: Latest News on ExxonMobil – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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The campaign to hold Exxon accountable for their climate cover-up just took a big step forward.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on September 20, 2016, that they’re opening an investigation into whether Exxon has failed to account for the risk climate change and climate regulations could pose to their business model.

Learn more at 350.org.

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England’s Forgotten Muslim History – NY Times Commentary

Murad III, left, Elizabeth I, right. Ullstein Bild, via Getty Images (left); The Print Collector/Getty Images (right)

London — Britain is divided as never before. The country has turned its back on Europe, and its female ruler has her sights set on trade with the East. As much as this sounds like Britain today, it also describes the country in the 16th century, during the golden age of its most famous monarch, Queen Elizabeth I.

One of the more surprising aspects of Elizabethan England is that its foreign and economic policy was driven by a close alliance with the Islamic world, a fact conveniently ignored today by those pushing the populist rhetoric of national sovereignty.     Continue reading

Corruption and Big Business Triumph in Brazil – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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New Brazil President Michel Temer – August 31, 2016
Photo Credit: Pensa Brasil

On August 31, 2016, following her four-month battle against members of congress calling for her impeachment, Brazil’s first female president Dilma Rousseff lost by 61 to 20 Senate votes. The corrupt political class and their Big Business collaborators won the day. Michel Temer – Rousseff’s former Vice President and ally from the right-wing Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB) – now governs Brazil until her mandate ends in 2018.

After thirteen years of economic boom then bust, the government of Brazil’s center-left socialist democratic Workers Party (PT) became the victim of a parliamentary coup d’état. The former president and popular PT leader Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva now faces charges of masterminding the Petrobras graft scandal intended to make him ineligible to run for the presidency at the next election.

Brazil’s Workers Party is by no means exempt…

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Guyana – The truth means nothing to the politician – By Adam Harris

The truth means nothing to the politician

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Adam Harris

Opinion - commentary -analysisI am convinced that politics is about deception. It is about making one group of people look good and at the same time, criticizing the other. But in doing so the politicians give credence to the adage that the more things change, the more they remain the same.

When the coalition government came into office it did so on the back of a lot of promises. It has been able to keep some of these promises, but others have proven difficult. The result of the failure has led to rampant criticisms.
One of the promises was transparency. The government had promised to make available the numerous contracts signed by the previous government. However, the nation has suddenly found that it cannot be made privy to the Marriott contract. That is something that I cannot understand.           Continue reading

Take a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Take a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Last Updated Sep 13, 2016 9:04 AM EDT

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Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

A century in the making, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens its doors to the public on Sept. 24.

Wrapped in bronze and inspired by the three-tiered crowns used in West African art, the museum shines brightly near the center of the National Mall.  On the Mall, it’s mainly white marble, and I thought could we do something that gave a little color to this,” said Lonnie Bunch, the museum’s founding director.

“In more ways than one,” “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King pointed out.

“And that’s what I realized,” Bunch said.

But to get a sense of the African-American experience, you’ll have to go below the surface, five stories down.    Continue reading

Caribbean Life News Update – August 11, 2016

Caribbean LifeCaribbean Life News Update – August 11, 2016

Barbados immigrati­on under scrutiny

BY GEORGE ALLEYNE | CARIBBEAN

The immigrati­on service in Barbados has again found itself in the Caribbean spotlight following recent allegatio­ns by two Jamaicans and a Guyanese of mistreatm­ent after arriving at Grantley Adams Internati­onal Airport.

INTERPOL boosts Caribbean cybercrim­e policing

BY NELSON A. KING | CARIBBEAN

The internati­onal police organizat­ion, INTERPOL, says it has conducted a series of cybercrim­e training sessions in Latin America and the Caribbean­, aimed at enhancing regional law enforceme­nt capacity to prevent, detect and respond to cyber-thr­eats.

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Caribbean: The media and the linguistic divide – By David Jessop

Caribbean: The media and the linguistic divide

Published on September 3, 2016  – By David Jessop

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In the middle of last month Danilo Medina was sworn in as president of the Dominican Republic for a second term. His inauguration was attended by many senior figures from the Americas including the prime minister of Antigua, Gaston Browne, who earlier the same month, quite separately, had met with him and his then foreign minister.

Some days later the Dominican Republic’s new foreign minister, Miguel Vargas, said in one of his first public statements, that he believed that his country needed to exert greater influence on regional and international organisations. Mr Vargas then went on to meet on August 30 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s interim president, Jocelerme Privert, and others. There they agreed to revive the two nation’s Joint Bilateral Commission to try to resolve issues relating to cross border trade, investment and migration.     Continue reading

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