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  • Maya Mural Reveals Ancient 'Photobomb' [no it doesn't]

    03/25/2015 2:24:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    LiveScience ^ | February 20, 2015 | Laura Geggel
    The murals also provide information about a man buried beneath them. During an excavation, the archaeologists found the skeleton of a man dressed like the sages in the mural. It's possible the man once lived in the room, which later became his final resting place, Saturno said. Archaeologists discovered the approximately 1,250-year-old mural in the ancient city of Xultun, located in the northeastern part of present-day Guatemala. During an archaeological study of Xultun, an undergraduate student inspecting an old looters' trail noticed traces of paint on an ancient wall covered by dirt... the elements had been kind to the building...
  • Maya Calendars Actually Predict That Life Goes On

    12/13/2012 7:16:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    National Geographic ^ | December 13, 2012 | Catherine Zuckerman
    Doomsday? No way. Ancient Maya said we’ll be around another 7,000 years or so.This December, not everyone is concerned with making plans for the New Year—especially not the people who think doomsday will get here first. Instead of planning parties, they're stockpiling food, refining escape routes, and honing survival skills ahead of the alleged date on which the Maya calendar "ends"—December 21, 2012. So should we all be preparing for imminent apocalypse? According to the scholars, no. The ancient Maya are usually cited as the predictors of the world coming to an end this month: One of their "great cycles"...
  • Painted ancient Maya numbers reflect calendar reaching well beyond 2012 (w/ Video)

    05/14/2012 1:19:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | 10 MAY 2012 | Provided by National Geographic Society
    A vast city built by the ancient Maya and discovered nearly a century ago is finally starting to yield its secrets. Excavating for the first time in the sprawling complex of Xultún in Guatemala’s Petén region, archaeologists have uncovered a structure that contains what appears to be a work space for the town’s scribe, its walls adorned with unique paintings — one depicting a lineup of men in black uniforms — and hundreds of scrawled numbers. Many are calculations relating to the Maya calendar. One wall of the structure, thought to be a house, is covered with tiny, millimeter-thick, red...
  • Mapping Ancient Civilization, in a Matter of Days

    05/10/2010 11:52:12 PM PDT · by Palter · 18 replies · 828+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10 May 2010 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    For a quarter of a century, two archaeologists and their team slogged through wild tropical vegetation to investigate and map the remains of one of the largest Maya cities, in Central America. Slow, sweaty hacking with machetes seemed to be the only way to discover the breadth of an ancient urban landscape now hidden beneath a dense forest canopy. Even the new remote-sensing technologies, so effective in recent decades at surveying other archaeological sites, were no help. Imaging radar and multispectral surveys by air and from space could not “see” through the trees. Then, in the dry spring season a...
  • Satellites Spot Lost Guatamala Mayan Temples

    02/20/2008 7:28:52 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 603+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-20-2008 | Mica Rosenberg - Catherine Bremer - David Wiessler
    Satellites spot lost Guatemala Mayan temples Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:29pm EST GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Ancient Mayan astronomers aligned their soaring temples with the stars and now modern archeologists have found the ruins of hidden cities in the Guatemalan jungle by peering down from space. Archeologists and NASA scientists began teaming up five years ago to search for clues about the mysterious collapse of the Mayan civilization that flourished in Central America and southern Mexico for 1,000 years. The work is paying off, says archeologist William Saturno, who recently discovered five sprawling sites with hundreds of buildings using a...
  • NASA, UNH Scientists Uncover Lost Maya Ruins - From Space

    02/15/2006 10:53:23 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies · 1,277+ views
    Newswise - UNH ^ | 2-15-2006 | UNH
    Source: University of New Hampshire Released: Wed 15-Feb-2006, 09:15 ET NASA, UNH Scientists Uncover Lost Maya Ruins – from Space NASA and University of New Hampshire scientists are using space- and aircraft-based "remote-sensing" technology to uncover remains of the ancient Maya culture using the chemical signature of the civilization's ancient building materials. Newswise — Remains of the ancient Maya culture, mysteriously destroyed at the height of its reign in the ninth century, have been hidden in the rainforests of Central America for more than 1,000 years. Now, NASA and University of New Hampshire scientists are using space- and aircraft-based "remote-sensing"...
  • Joe Biden in Guatemala to talk Central America funding (guess he's gotten over his "cold" now?)

    03/02/2015 1:36:54 PM PST · by Dave346 · 4 replies
    U-T San Diego ^ | 1:12 p.m.March 2, 2015
    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has arrived in Guatemala for a two-day visit with Central American presidents to discuss funding priorities aimed at slowing migration.
  • Mexico raided migrant train 153 times in last year

    03/03/2015 8:12:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2015 8:24 PM EST
    Mexican authorities said Tuesday they staged 153 raids over the last year on a train known as “La Bestia” that rolled toward the U.S. border crowded with hundreds of Central American migrants. Following a big surge in child migrants reaching the U.S. border last year, Mexico’s government cracked down on routes commonly used by migrants to travel from Guatemala to the U.S. border. The head of the National Immigration Institute, Ardelio Vargas, said the 153 train raids were part of 758 immigration inspections over the last year. …
  • A Mother Lode Of Jade Solves Maya Mystery

    05/24/2002 7:14:54 AM PDT · by blam · 45 replies · 970+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 5-22-2002 | William J. Broad
    A mother lode of jade solves Maya mystery Hurricane exposes ancient mines Wednesday, May 22, 2002 By WILLIAM J. BROAD THE NEW YORK TIMES For half a century, scholars have searched for the source of the jade that the early civilizations of the Americas prized above all else and fashioned into precious objects of worship, trade and adornment. The searchers found some clues to the source of jadeite, as the precious rock is known, for the Olmecs and Mayas. But no lost mines came to light. Now, scientists exploring the wilds of Guatemala say they have found the mother lode...
  • The Eternal Love of The Father

    02/24/2015 8:15:54 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    bible , ^ | Jedediah
    THE Eternal Love of The Father Virtue upon virtue , line upon line of My Word is truly a River of Life as you walk in My Love and not your own for as your Father in Heaven I AM with you always even onto forever but it is My desire you carry My Heart and not your own for your love can be injured But My Love for you ,in you and through you is an unstoppable Truth that sheds off the lies of the enemy and before which all condemnation Must Fall! For My Love is Sovereign and...
  • BYU grad rescues child sex slaves

    02/16/2015 8:00:56 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    BYU Universe ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Donovan C. Baltich
    A team of former Navy Seals and CIA operatives splash beer on their faces as they prepare to play the part of American sex tourists. They’ll have to maintain laser-sharp focus as they engage in negotiations with some of the world’s dirtiest criminals. One suspicious move or remark could put their whole team at risk and prevent the rescue of dozens of innocent children. This team, known as Operation Underground Railroad, works to prosecute child sex traffickers and to rescue the victims. Heading the team is Tim Ballard — a husband, a father of six children and a BYU alumnus....
  • Undocumented Immigrant Says California Driver’s License Has Changed His Life [Speaks English? Nope!]

    02/06/2015 8:05:54 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | Amy Johnson
    About 40,000 new licenses have been issued in the first month alone. One of those went to William Garcia, an undocumented resident in Silver Lake, who says the license has secured his livelihood. The Guatemala native works in Los Angeles as an auto mechanic and, when he didn’t have credentials to drive, picking up his customers’ cars was nerve-wracking. Now bearing a new license, Garcia told CBS2/KCAL9’s Amy Johnson in Spanish that he feels more secure as a person, more tranquil and more humble. He appreciates knowing the rules of the road.
  • Mexican President Offers Obama Help With Executive Amnesty

    01/07/2015 4:35:36 PM PST · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 7, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Hypocrisy: Mexico's president tells ours that his country will supply any documents needed for illegal aliens to qualify under Barack Obama's executive amnesty. At the same time, Mexico deports more illegals than we do. In an Oval Office meeting with President Obama on Tuesday, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said that his administration "is ready to give (support) to the Mexican population living in the United States so that they can show the documentation that is necessary to prove that they have been in the United States prior to 2010" to meet the five-year requirement of Obama's amnesty plan and...
  • It’s time to abolish the CIA

    01/02/2015 6:43:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 95 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 31, 2014 | Bruce Fein
    The CIA should be abolished. After a trial run of 67 years, the agency has proven a sorcerer’s apprentice. The director and his subordinates have became insufferably arrogant Platonic Guardians hiding behind secrecy in the belief that the rest of us are too stupid or naive to judge what risks to accept to preserve liberty and the rule of law. The CIA has made Americans less safe. Its incorrigible anti-democratic ethos was epitomized by legendary chief of counterintelligence James J. Angleton. He voiced contempt for the Church Committee’s investigation of chronic agency abuses, i.e., the “Family Jewels.” As reported in...
  • Bay of Pigs Survivors On US-Cuba Thaw: 'Two American Presidents Betrayed Us'

    12/23/2014 8:05:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 66 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 23, 2014 | Richard Luscombe
    Bay of Pigs Survivors On US-Cuba Thaw: 'Two American Presidents Betrayed Us' Richard Luscombe 23 December 2014. It was presented to the world as a tearing down of barriers, a historic moment of reconciliation between the United States and Cuba’s communist government after half a century of hostility. But inside a small villa a stone’s throw from Calle Ocho in the heart of Miami’s Little Havana neighbourhood the talk is only of one word – betrayal. The house is the Bay of Pigs museum and library where the ageing survivors of Brigade 2506, the CIA-trained fighting unit that failed to...
  • Obama opens door for Central American children to legally come to U.S. (Another 0bama lie)

    11/16/2014 6:44:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    Republicans decry ‘border sabotage’ ahead of expected illegal immigration executive actionThe Obama administration quietly announced a program late last week to create a legal channel for thousands of Central American children to come to the U.S., a move designed to prevent a repeat of this summer’s illegal immigrant surge but which Republicans said amounted to “border sabotage.” Coupled with President Obama’s expected action in the next few weeks granting tentative legal status to illegal immigrants already in the U.S., the policy could open the door to illegal immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala petitioning to have their children still...
  • Obama State Dep't. Creates New Program to Import Children from Latin America

    11/14/2014 9:10:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 14, 2014 | Brittany M. Hughes
    (CNSNews.com) - The Obama administration announced on Friday a plan to create a new refugee/parole program for children in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras whose parents are legal residents of the United States. “This program will allow certain parents who are lawfully present in the United States to request access to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for their children still in one of these three countries,” the State Department said in a news release. The department added that “[c]hildren who are found ineligible for refugee admission but still at risk of harm may be considered for parole on a case-by-case...
  • “Your anti-immigration ideology is harming our cities”: An urbanist’s open letter to Ted Cruz

    11/12/2014 7:54:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Salon ^ | November 12, 2014 | Teddy Cruz, urban researcher
    We share a name but not a basic sense of decency. A plea, from a Guatemalan immigrant to the son of an exiled Cuban. Dear Senator Ted Cruz, We share an immigrant experience. You are the son of an exiled Cuban, and I am an immigrant from Guatemala. But while I write this letter as a fellow American who shares an experience of displacement, I also address you in my capacity as an urban researcher, to make a case against your anti-immigration ideology—together with the other exclusionary policies that you and your political party endorse—because it is harming our cities....
  • The Democrats Lost Big Tonight. Why Obama Should Double Down

    11/05/2014 9:45:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 4, 2014 | Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor & publisher
    If I were advising the White House right now, I would encourage President Obama to take advantage of the end of this year's election cycle—the next fifty or so days—to immediately try to change the subject, in a big way. The Obama administration should act right away to use its executive powers to take steps to deal with long-ignored issues that need to be dealt with for the good of the nation. This cannot be done quietly. To change the media narrative, issues acted upon will have to be controversial enough to dominate the news. President Obama should embrace good...
  • Immigrant families torn by detentions

    10/19/2014 6:08:42 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies
    The Record ^ | October 19, 2014 | MONSY ALVARADO
    After six 10-hour workdays a week at a nail salon, Gloria Chocoj picks up her children from the baby sitter, walks them home and begins her evening routine: cooking dinner, helping with homework, giving baths before bedtime and packing school lunches. It is a full schedule she has tackled alone since December — after her husband, Jose Estrada Lopez, who entered the country illegally from Guatemala 14 years ago, was picked up by immigration officials. His arrest and detention in Elizabeth forced Chocoj to get a full-time job and become the sole provider and caregiver of their three young children....
  • U.S. should stump up billions to curb Central America migration: Perez

    10/16/2014 5:32:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    reuters/yahoo ^ | october 14, 2014 | Dave Graham and Sofia Menchu
    The United States should provide billions of dollars to help Central American nations curb the flow of illegal migrants, Guatemalan President Otto Perez said, and his government warns the problem will get worse if Washington fails to help. Fleeing violence, trying to reach relatives already in the United States or seeking jobs, record numbers of child migrants from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador have been stopped at the southern U.S. border this year, causing widespread alarm. Last month, the three countries pitched Washington an ambitious development plan to confront the issue. They want to pump about $10 billion into the...
  • Court documents: Suspect in deadly Eastern Shore crash had BAC nearly four times legal limit

    Accomack County, Va. – The suspect in a deadly car crash on the Eastern Shore, Bonifilio Velazquez, has previously been found guilty of driving without a license in Accomack County three times, according to online court records. Court documents also provide more details about the night of the crash, which killed three people: Diann Jones, 55, Arnette Chandler, 58, and A’Janae Jones, 12. They had been attending a family reunion when their car was hit head-on in the Keller area on Rt. 13 Saturday, Aug. 30. Police say Velazquez, the driver of the car that hit them, had been drinking....
  • Members of Jewish sect leave Guatemala village

    08/29/2014 3:31:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 6:25 PM EDT
    Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group have been forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences. Misael Santos of the Lev Tahor community says the Jewish group started leaving San Juan La Laguna on Friday after the town’s Elders Council voted to kick them out. …
  • Justice Dept. Opens New Asylum Gate For Guatemalans

    08/27/2014 2:21:20 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/26/2014 | Neil Munro
    The Department of Justice’s board of immigration appeals has decided to let Guatemalan women win asylum in the United States if they claim to be victims of domestic violence. The decision creates a huge new incentive for Guatemalan women to cross the U.S. border, because if their asylum claim is accepted, their children get U.S. citizenship, plus the use of federal health, education and retirement programs, regardless of their initial education and work skills. The new decision also means that many of the Guatemalan women who have already crossed the border this year have a new claim for asylum. Coyotes...
  • Exclusive: Rand Paul Slams Obama on Immigration While Meeting with Guatemalan President

    08/24/2014 11:14:40 PM PDT · by Plummz · 5 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 21 Aug 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Here performing eye surgeries on blind Guatemalans for several days in the rural town of Salama, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) strongly criticized President Obama's immigration policy in a closed-door Wednesday meeting with Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina. “I told him, frankly, that I didn’t think the problem was in Guatemala City but that the problem was in the White House in our country, and that the mess we’ve got at the border is frankly because of the White House’s policies,” Paul said in an interview. The meeting, he explained, was primarily about the humanitarian mission for which Paul—an ophthalmologist before...
  • Resurgent Communism in Latin America (Drug Cartels)

    08/02/2014 5:42:40 AM PDT · by mgist · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/2010 | Written by Alex Newman
    In light of the recent "Child" immigration show brought on by Obama, it is interesting to look at what has been happening in Latin America under Obama's watch. El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are over their heads with gangs and cartels in the drug trafficking trade that Obama helped install --------------------------------- 2010-Resurgent Communism in Latin America Many Cuban refugees risked everything to escape the murderous regime of Fidel Castro. Oftentimes they made treacherous voyages aboard rickety rafts, hoping only to reach the free shores of Florida with their lives. Many died along the way. But communist rule was vicious and...
  • Hillary Clinton: Let Hondurans, Guatemalans, El Salvadorans Apply for Asylum from Home

    07/27/2014 5:03:45 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she wanted more Central American citizens to apply for asylum to live in the United States from their home countries. The Obama administration is reportedly considering setting up a satellite facility in Honduras to allow people to apply for asylum without coming to the United States, but Clinton said Guatemalans and El Salvadorans should have asylum facilities in their nations as well. In an interview with Jorge Ramos on Fusion, Clinton said that she wanted facilities "over there" to "screen kids... before they get in the hands of coyotes, or they get on...
  • Dems Wrong: 2008 Law Does Not Allow Alien Child Invasion

    07/25/2014 5:59:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 25, 2014 | IIBD EDITORIALS
    Border Crisis: A new report shows the vast majority of unaccompanied minors aren't unaccompanied at all, have family members inside the U.S., are not victims of human trafficking and thus can be deported immediately. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois and other Democrats have repeatedly made the argument that Republicans shouldn't complain about the current border invasion since it was a 2008 law that automatically entitles minors from noncontiguous countries to asylum hearings before they face deportation. Gutierrez and his liberal colleagues in Congress and the media should read the law to find out what's in it. As the Center for...
  • Mission group from Hamilton attacked in Guatemala

    07/25/2014 5:27:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    WHDH ^ | 7/25/14 | Jennifer Eagan
    A group of Hamilton teens and adults were ready to come home from their mission trip to Guatemala when they were attacked and robbed. The members of First Congregational Church of Hamilton were on their way to the airport in two vans when one of the vans, carrying 17 people, was carjacked. -snip- Sources tell 7News some of the assaults were sexual.
  • Adult Illegal Immigrants Posing as Children To Enroll in High School

    07/18/2014 11:57:36 AM PDT · by GilGil · 17 replies
    Nationalreview.com ^ | 7/11/2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    Adult illegal immigrants posing as unaccompanied alien children appear to be attempting to enroll at public high schools, city officials in Lynn, Mass., tell National Review Online. “Some of them have had gray hair and they’re telling you that they’re 17 years old and they have no documentation,” Jamie Cerulli, the Lynn mayor’s chief of staff, tells NRO. “If my children went to the public schools, I’d be very uncomfortable with all of these unaccompanied minors [that] are placed in the ninth grade.”
  • Obama Revealed in Guatemala Policy

    07/13/2014 3:29:01 AM PDT · by mgist · 25 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/21/14 | Armando de la Torre & Steve Hecht
    Obama Revealed in Guatemala Policy If you were observing U.S. diplomacy in search of the curious – and you had decided to eavesdrop at one of its remotest, least-visited quarters – you would go to the Central American republic of Guatemala, where you would find something quite revealing about the nature of Barack Obama. This is not an exercise for a slow day. America’s diplomacy in Guatemala is a devastating exposé of Obama’s political character. Through U.S. actions in Guatemala—far more than in Benghazi, in the Ukraine, in the Middle East or elsewhere—Obama stands forth, undisguised, as a left-wing radical....
  • Yes, the Mexican Government is Facilitating the Immigrant Influx from Central America

    07/11/2014 1:58:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You see where the first lady of Guatemala went to visit the US-Mexico border. Well, she went to the Rio Grande river. That's where the US border used to be. She's not afraid of doing photo-ops. She's not afraid of doing theater. She showed up. Oh, speaking of that, we ended the program yesterday, we had a woman call and wanted to know how in the world all of these kids from El Salvador and Guatemala and Ecuador made it through the Southern Mexico border with no problem whatsoever. And of course her theory was that there...
  • Unaccompanied children not fleeing violence, says Guatemala's first lady (+video)

    07/10/2014 11:00:33 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 15 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 10, 2014 | Whitney Eulich
    Guatemala’s first lady Rosa Leal de Pérez traveled to the US-Mexico border earlier this month to see how the US is dealing with the surge of migrant children, many from her nation. She called the situation a “humanitarian crisis” and said she believed the kids were primarily traveling to the US in order to reunite with family members. Ms. Leal de Pérez blamed US immigration policies for keeping families apart and parents for putting their kids at risk. Something she didn't find responsible? Violence back home. “I can’t say violence isn’t a problem in our countries,” she said, referring to...
  • 11-year-old immigrant found dead in brush

    06/29/2014 6:34:56 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 58 replies
    Valley Central ^ | June 29,2014 | Action 4 News Staff
    A press conference will be held after the body of an 11-year-old who is believed to be an unaccompanied immigrant was found in brush. Investigators along with the Guatemala Consulate believe the undocumented immigrant is from Huehuetenango, Chiantla, Guatemala. According to Hidalgo County, the boy’s body was found in the brush near south Patricio Perez Street in La Joya June 15th. Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra will hold the press conference Monday June 30th at 10:00 a.m. Action 4 News will continue to provide details as on this incident as soon as they are available.
  • Joe Biden teaches future immigrants to say ‘credible fear’

    06/23/2014 5:43:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 6/22/14 | Richard Berkow
    In a feeble attempt to stem the deluge of illegal immigrants crossing the U.S. border, the Obama administration Friday dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to Guatemala to talk tough to regional leaders. Instead, the man renowned for sticking his foot in his mouth sent a decidedly mixed message. In meeting with Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, Salvadoran President Sanchez Ceren and senior officials from Mexico and Honduras, Biden said families would be detained at the border and that the “vast majority” would be sent home. But at a televised news conference later in the day, Biden said if the illegals...
  • Neighbor says he saw secret migrant refugee camp near Waco (1000 to 2000 children)

    06/19/2014 4:34:19 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 27 replies
    WFAA ^ | 6/13/2014 | WFAA
    BRUCEVILLE, Texas -- A normally quiet country road in Bruceville, south of Waco, bustled with bus traffic for weeks this spring as between 1,000 and 2,000 children were trucked in from the border. The kids, officially known as unaccompanied alien children, were among thousands swamping the border - without their parents - from Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.
  • Biden: Some ‘Dream Deluge’ Illegals May Get Citizenship

    06/21/2014 10:01:35 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/21/2014 | Neil Munro
    Vice President Joe Biden inadvertently offered U.S. citizenship to thousands, or even tens of thousands, of illegal immigrants from Central America — even though he was trying to persuade them to not cross the border. “We’re going to hold hearings with our judges consistent with international law and American law, and we’re going to send the vast majority of you back,” he said during a June 20 press press conference in Guatemala. But “vast majority” is not “all.” So Biden’s statement says the U.S. will award the Grand Prize in human life — ‘U.S. citizenship for you and all your...
  • Joe Biden Visits Guatemala to Tamp Down the Immigration Crisis

    06/19/2014 6:46:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/19/2014 | Spencer Case
    Vice President Joe Biden will visit Guatemala Friday with the aim of addressing the “root causes” of the immigration crisis. However, the official announcement of his visit seems to admit what critics have alleged: that the Obama administration could address some of the root causes without leaving Washington, D.C. In fiscal year 2011, about 4,000 minors arrived unaccompanied at the southern U.S. border, a number that increased to more than 21,000 in 2013. This fiscal year has already seen that number soar to about 47,000, the Obama administration reports. Americans are bombarded by images of thousands of children, mostly from...
  • Small Guatemalan Town Uses Nazi-Esque Tactics to Expel Jews

    05/28/2014 12:29:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 5/28/2014, 4:00 PM | Tova Dvorin
    As an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) poll revealed earlier this month demonstrated, anti-Semitism is a worldwide phenomenon. And while a focus on anti-Semitism has cropped up in Europe and in the Middle East, at least one group of Jews in Guatemala were brave enough to speak of their own plight in the Central American press. Over thirty Jews are being expelled from San Juan La Laguna, a small Guatemalan town—all at the express request of the locals. …
  • Advocates Seek to Make Courthouses Off Limits for Immigration Officials

    05/27/2014 3:13:02 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MAY 26, 2014 | KIRK SEMPLE
    Rosario Socope, a Guatemalan immigrant in the country illegally, had an unwelcome surprise waiting for her when she attended a pretrial hearing on a felony charge at a courthouse in Brooklyn this month. As she stepped out of the courtroom into a public hallway, she was approached by immigration agents seeking to deport her. As her husband, her social worker and one of her lawyers looked on aghast, the agents hauled her away. The encounter was only the most recent in a long series of such cases across the country that immigrant advocates and politicians say have spread fear of...
  • Lessons learned on Bay of Pigs anniversary

    04/18/2014 7:06:35 AM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    Amrican Thinker ^ | April 18, 2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Fifty-three years ago, my father had a meeting on the other side of town in Havana where we lived at the time. Cuba was in turmoil and opposition to Castro was widespread as more and more people saw communists in positions of responsibility. At mid-morning, my dad called my mom and told her that something was happening in Cuba. Our phone kept ringing as friends and neighbors spread the news. Humberto Fontova recalls the events of that day: ""Freedom is our goal!" roared commander Pepe San Roman to the men assembled before him 48 years ago this week. “Cuba is...
  • Colourful Holy Week carpet made entirely of sawdust and flowers declared a World Record..

    04/18/2014 6:15:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014 | Sarah Gordon
    They are the colourful carpets used to coat the streets of Guatemala's cities during their iconic Easter Holy Week processions. And this year the strongly Catholic country has a new reason to celebrate - it has been recognised by Guinness World Records for producing the longest sawdust carpet in the world. Using 5,000 volunteers to create it, as well as 54 tonnes of sawdust, the record-breaking carpet measure a whopping 6,600ft - more than 2,000ft longer than the previous record holder.
  • The Time of Harvest for the Gentile and the Jew \o/[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2014 2:25:30 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Bible ^ | 3-6-14 | Jedediah
    My ostentatious being is what you must become, The nectar of my spirit attracting others to My kingdom, For you are my lilies out in the field, Sobriety to the weak so my spirit may harvest as they yield, Now a light in the darkness just as you, Release "my" wisdom my children for you are my morning dew, Just as My tribes harvested The Manna early each day, You are my hidden Manna revealed in a new way, For now the veils are lifted for through my spirit you shall have breakthrough, Both to the Gentile and the Jew,...
  • Earliest known Mayan writing found in Guatemala

    01/06/2006 9:02:08 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 59 replies · 1,273+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/6/06 | Mikey_1962
    ANTIGUA, Guatemala (Reuters) - Archeologists excavating a pyramid complex in the Guatemalan jungle have uncovered the earliest example of Mayan writing ever found, 10 bold hieroglyphs painted on plaster and stone. The 2,300-year-old glyphs were excavated last April in San Bartolo and suggest the ancient Mayas developed an advanced writing system centuries earlier than previously believed, according to an article published on Thursday in the journal Science. The glyphs date from between 200 BC and 300 BC and come from the same site in the Peten jungle of northern Guatemala where archeologist William Saturno found the oldest murals in the...
  • Guatemala excavates early Mayan ruler's tomb [700 - 400 BC!]

    10/26/2012 12:04:57 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 10-25-2012 | Staff
    Archaeologists announced Thursday they have uncovered the tomb of a very early Mayan ruler, complete with rich jade jewelry and decoration. Experts said the find at Guatemala's Tak'alik Ab'aj temple site could help shed light on the formative years of the Mayan culture. Government archaeologist Miguel Orrego said carbon-dating indicates the tomb was built between 700 and 400 B.C., several hundred years before the Mayan culture reached its height. He said it was the oldest tomb found so far at Tak'alik Ab'aj, a site in southern Guatemala that dates back about 2,200 years. Orrego said a necklace depicting a vulture-headed...
  • A father is deported despite efforts to stop his deportation

    12/14/2013 8:18:43 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    VOXXI ^ | Dec 13, 2013 | Griselda Nevarez
    Dozens spent the night and held a vigil outside an immigration detention facility in Arizona, hoping to stop the deportation of an undocumented man whom they say should be allowed to stay. That man is Ardany Rosales Lemus. He is a father of two U.S. citizen children, including a 2-year-old boy and a 10-month-old baby girl. Supporters and family members, who began gathering outside the Florence Service Processing Center on Thursday night, say he was pulled over in Phoenix last December for a minor traffic violation and was placed in deportation proceedings. During his time in detention, he missed the...
  • Yaalon: Iran Using Diplomatic Mail, Drug Routes to Attack U.S.

    12/09/2013 9:31:29 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/12/13 | David Lev
    Iran is using diplomatic pouches to smuggle weapons into and out of the country, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Monday. “The Iranians are taking advantage of diplomatic mail in order to transfer these items,” Yaalon told Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina, who is visiting Israel. “They are taking advantage of the drug smuggling routes from South America into the United States in order to move weapons there,” he said. Iran, said Yaalon, was pulling out all stops in order to export its Shi'ite Islamic revolution to the West, preparing communities of Shi'ite Muslims for the day they must help Iran...
  • LET My Waters Move in You ~ ~ [charismatic caucus]

    11/17/2013 3:38:38 PM PST · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 11-17-13 | Jedediah
    You have entered in, now sit quietly at my feet and listen and record the report of My heart for now your desires have become mine for I AM The Perpetual fire that abides in you eternal. Listen then GO, SPEAK and DO for I AM The Voice of your many waters ~ ~ ~ So let My waters move in you , "RISE UP" Oh Well for The Voice of many waters is "CALLING" to you for My Glory . John 7:38(AMP) 38 He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as...
  • Passaic man charged with distributing child porn

    10/16/2013 9:40:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    .northjersey.com ^ | October 16, 2013 | ABBOTT KOLOFF STAFF WRITER
    PASSAIC — A city man was arrested at his home Wednesday morning and charged with distributing child pornography, Passaic County Sheriff Richard H. Berdnik said in a statement. Alex R. Hernandez-Soto, 31, a Guatemalan citizen who was in the U.S. illegally, was arrested after detectives executed a search warrant at his Henry Street home and found child pornography on a computer, Berdnik said. The arrest came after a month-long investigation that began when authorities received information that child pornography was being distributed from a residence in the county, he said. The suspect was charged with one count of distribution of...
  • Accused war criminal on trial in U.S. for immigration fraud

    09/24/2013 10:02:00 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 24, 2013 | CBC News
    A man accused of war crimes in Guatemala goes on trial in the United States Tuesday for allegedly making false immigration statements by not admitting his military past. Jorge Sosa was arrested in Lethbridge in 2011 and has both Canadian and American citizenship. He is accused of lying on his U.S. citizenship application. A verdict is expected in a few weeks. Sosa is also wanted in Guatemala, where he has been accused of taking part in a village massacre in 1982 in which 251 men, women and children were killed. According to Matt Eisenbrandt of the Canadian Centre for International...