March 23, 2017
About FaustaW
Fausta Wertz was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and has an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She blogs at Fausta’s blog on American and Latin American politics, news, current events and culture.
World

Mexico: Mass grave with 253 skulls found in Veracruz

March 16, 2017 FaustaW 0

Grieving Mothers Lead Authorities to Mass Grave in Mexico. Amid soaring violence in Veracruz, Mexico, a group founded by mothers of missing people discovered what may be the country’s largest mass grave. More than 250 skulls have been recovered so far. Horrible: Last Mother’s Day, a few dozen women, all [Read More]

World

Assange: Hugo Chavez’s virtues “shook the world”

March 10, 2017 FaustaW 0

Julian Assange, still hiding in full view at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, sent a letter to the XV Encounter of the Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defence of Humanity, held in Caracas, Venezuela (who knew there was such a thing?) earlier this week, praising Hugo Chávez, [Read More]

Hillary Clinton

Hillary goes for misandry

February 7, 2017 FaustaW 0

misandry: noun 1. hatred of males. In an attempt to make herself relevant, the once-future POTUS emerged to make a video: The video was made for the MAKERS conference and starts with (emphasis added), “Despite all the challenges we face, I remained convinced that, yes, the future is female,” Yes, [Read More]

World

Brazil: PCC recruiting FARC

January 31, 2017 FaustaW 0

Seriously bad news for the entire hemisphere: Brazil’s largest criminal organization, the PCC (Primeiro Comando da Capital – First Capital Command) is recruiting Colombian FARC members (emphasis added), as it seeks heavy-weapons and other expertise to help expand its hold over Latin America’s drug trade, investigators and officials in both [Read More]

Donald Trump

Mexico wants respect

January 26, 2017 FaustaW 0

Mexican president to Trump: My nation ‘demands respect’, while offering Mexicans illegally in the U.S. help in defying immigration laws (emphasis added): Peña Nieto also highlighted Trump’s pledge to control migration into the U.S., reassuring Mexicans that their government will offer the protection Mexican immigrants require when they are in [Read More]

Obama

Cuba: US to share law enforcement info with the regime

January 17, 2017 FaustaW 0

Gregory Kolte reports that In final days, Obama administration signs law enforcement pact with Cuba: The U.S. State Department signed a new agreement on law enforcement cooperation with Cuba on Monday, seeking to further deepen ties with the communist island just four days before the end of the Obama administration. [Read More]

World

Colombia: FARC is world’s 3rd richest terrorist organization

January 13, 2017 FaustaW 0

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, are the world’s third richest terrorist organization, according to a report published by Forbes: 3. FARC – Annual Turnover $600 million FARC, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia), is an underground Marxist and anti-imperialist activist group and a key [Read More]

World

Venezuela’s new VP’s Hezbollah connection

January 6, 2017 FaustaW 0

Emili Blasco, author of Boomerang Chavez: The Fraud That Led to Venezuela’s Collapse, reports that Nicolás Maduro’s new vice-president is none other than Tarek El Aissami, who, as you may recall has been tied to the Cartel of the Suns and to Islamic networks. El Aissmi was a key figure [Read More]

World

Chapecoense: LaMia pilot didn’t warn he was flying on empty

December 27, 2016 FaustaW 0

The airplane crash that killed all but three of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer team: Doomed LaMia Flight’s Engines Began Shutting Down Several Minutes Before Crash. Colombian officials say pilots didn’t warn of total fuel loss until it was too late Investigators from Colombia’s Civil Aviation Authority said the pilots didn’t report [Read More]

World

Colombia: Supreme Court “fast tracks” FARC deal

December 16, 2016 FaustaW 0

Colombia approves fast-track application of peace deal with FARC, granting president Santos special powers, The peace deal was approved on December 1 by the Congress, which then proposed the fast track measure, also known as the “Special Legislative Procedure for Peace”. The fast track procedure grants President Juan Manuel Santos, [Read More]

World

Puerto Rico: Castro aided and abetted 1983 Wells Fargo robbery

November 30, 2016 FaustaW 0

Cuban dictator Fidel Castro allegedly financed and supported the costliest cash robbery in U.S. history, the 1983 theft of $7 million from a Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford. Edmund Mahony reports, Castro Had Secret Role In Infamous Wells Fargo Robbery Weeks before the robbery, Masetti said, he delivered $50,000 [Read More]

Social Issues

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016 FaustaW 0

Thanksgiving Proclamation Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789 By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for [Read More]

World

Colombia: “Peace” deal 2.0 tomorrow

November 23, 2016 FaustaW 0

Colombia’s government says it will sign a new peace accord with Farc rebels on Thursday, after a previous deal was rejected in a referendum last month. The new revised agreement will be submitted to Congress for approval, rather than put to a popular vote. . . . The five main [Read More]

Politics

Illiberals

November 11, 2016 FaustaW 0

Liberals have lost their minds, ostensibly over Hillary not reaching the Presidency. The ones who are not rioting are searching for safe spaces, and both sets meet in the Venn diagram of social media. My friend and Da Tech Guy Blog co-blooger Juliette Ochieng, who I have known for many [Read More]

Elections

Learn and review: The electoral college

November 10, 2016 FaustaW 0

Reviewing/learning your civics lesson: AND To conspiracy theorists claiming that Putin hacked the voting machines, there are seven types of voting methods in the country. Here is my report of the method used at my polling station. Cross-posted at Fausta’s blog.Photo by League of Women Voters of California

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