We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If interested in learning more on the presidential problems inherent in Latin American politics check out:Journal of Democracy Latin American Presidencies Interrupted by Arturo Valenzuela , Professor of government and the director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University. This piece is an excellent summary of the past presidential catastrophes in Latin America and why the system is flawed.
And of course, we wouldn't be Maggie's Farm if we did not post the truly funny and hysterical Cubans and Venezuelans who let all hell break loose when commenting on their favorite Dictator Fidel:Sundries: Bring Me The Head of Hugo Chavez!
CAFTA isn't the only way to promote business in Central America. MUNDO MAYA: the way to travel with a conscience is to promote preservation:
Sustainable tourism slowly builds up in developing countries and indigenous Maya and Latino communities in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize, El Salvador and Mexico. In efforts to combine the premium from environmental, heritage and community tourism to benefit local communities who actively participate in responsible tourism development, non-profit organization Counterpart International brings together the 3 diversified tourism products under one umbrella – the Mundo Maya projects in Central America.