Peru’s Terrorist “Shining Path” Once Again in Media Spotlight
Many of us in Latin America believe we should have been able to put the evil memory of the Shining Path guerilla insurgency behind us 22 years ago when its principal leaders were thrown in dungeons after years of terrorism. But Peru has never been able to drive a stake into the heart of Shining Path and elements of this dangerous terror insurgency continue to plague Peru. What’s left today are “dead-enders,” as Donald Rumsfeld famously referred to them, still hiding in the Peruvian jungles. While Shining Path is no longer the political or military threat in Lima that it once was, the straggling remnants of Shining Path hide behind trees in Peru’s vast Amazonian forests.What Is the Context of the Violent Crisis in South Sudan?
If you are confused about Sudan and South Sudan in Europe and America, than join the club! We in Africa, even right next door to Sudan and its new neighbor South Sudan, a new nation created only three years ago, are often baffled by the strange happenings that are only hinted at in sporadic, obscure, and bizarre press accounts. Clearly, part of the deeper problem with the Sudan crisis is that the world’s media is covering it very badly. An oversimplified (but always helpful!) way to understand the context in which the current violence has erupted in this barren, central-eastern part of Africa is based on ethnicity and religion. The citizens of the old nation of Sudan, one of the largest countries in Africa before it split up, often had conflicts based on religion and ethnic background. The northern Sudanese, center in Khartoum, the ancient capital city on the Nile, are largely light-skinned Arab Muslims. The people of Southern Sudan are predominantly black African Christians. It was these black Christians who voted overwhelmingly (98 per cent) to secede from Sudan as a new nation in 2011.The Spirit Needs No Money and Does Not Charge Anyone
The Spirit promised that at the end of days the mountain of God would be revealed and that all people will flow to it. That has happened now through the Internet where everything concerning Mt. Zion is given for free as God needs no money to survive or to carry out the promises for the end of days.Religions Blind Their Followers to Reality and the Truth of Reincarnation
There are none so blind as those who cannot see is a true saying and one that applies specifically to those who are brainwashed into beliefs that are nothing but make-believe. The preservation of religious doctrines and false gods is at the heart of it and keeping the congregations who pay for salvation is essential for their survival. The Spirit needs no money and does not charge anyone.Hong Kong’s Shame: The Poorest Here Live in Metal Cages
Victoria Peak is the snazziest, most exclusive part of Hong Kong, with mansions overlooking the harbor and the sea. The breezes are fresh; the houses are well kept and attractive. Even small residences clinging to the steep hillsides of this pricey neighborhood cost millions euros or American dollars. West Kowloon is not so snazzy. In West Kowloon, miserable tenants pay thirteen hundred Hong Kong dollars every month (about US $165) for the privilege of keeping their belongings and well as their bodies in a wire mesh rabbit cage with a padlock to keep out thieves. The cage is usually one of ten to twenty that have been installed by greedy landlords in apartments that would otherwise be un-rentable. So the landlord packs ten to twenty human beings in an apartment designed for three or four and reaps a monthly rental income of between US $1,650 to $3,300 from his downtrodden charges.