Friday, May 15, 2009
Real problems in Guatemala
For clarification, Banrural is Guatemala's largest bank, which this man is claiming supports ghost projects. A bank that the president and his cronies use to launder resources.
He's calling for the Guatemalan people to stand up against what they know is already true, instead of living in fear of taking action. The fear of taking action against the wrong doings that are occurring, is allowing for people to be murdered "when they stop being useful, in a deal between thieves."
THEY HAVE A LOSS OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH THAT IS APPARENT:
"Crackdown Begins in Guatemala
A Twitter user was arrested today in Guatemala, as thousands of people took to the streets for the third consecutive day, calling for President Alvaro Colom to step down. Mr. Colom, his wife, and his private secretary are accused of orchestrating the murder of a whistleblower attorney. The lawyer, Rodrigo Rosenberg, was murdered near his Guatemala City home on Sunday. He left behind a video in which he accuses the president and his lackeys of using a state-owned bank to launder money and defraud taxpayers. Twitter user “Jeanfer” wrote a post on Tuesday suggesting that people who have money in that bank should withdraw it, in order to drain the resources of the corrupt mafia. He was arrested during a police raid of his home on charges of “inciting financial panic.” His arrest has sparked another form of protest among those who fear this is the beginning of a crackdown on freedom of speech in the country: they are retwitting Jeanfer’s post." (http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheat-sheet/item/crackdown-begins-in-guatemala-/chilling/)
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I feel that America needs to stop interfering with other's business because the USA is not a clean country either, we're increasingly socialist and interventionalist.
I feel that by including the USA in the issues, things could actually worsen, as maybe they try to "export" democracy etc. hardly any of the guys up there in the top understand sound economics, they will make larger problems.
I'm not sure how to take action to help