Thursday, June 29, 2006


"This conciusness of being separate is a constant feature of our spiritual history.Separation is sometimes experienced as a wound that marks an internal division,an anguished awareness that invites self examination;at other times it appears as a challenge,a spur that incites us to action,to go forth and encounter,others ans the outside world.It is true tthat the feeling of separation is universal and not pecualiar to Spanish Americans.It is born at the very moment of our birth:as we are wrenched from the Whole we fall into an alien land.This experience becomes a wound that never heals.It the unfathomable depth of every man;all our ventures and exploits,all our acts and dreams,are bridges designed to overcome the separationh and reunite us with the world andu our fellows beings.Each man`s life and the collective history of mankind can thus be seen as attempts to recontruct the original situation.An unfinished and endless cure for our divided condition.But is not my intention to provide yet another description de this feeling.I am simply stressing the fact that for us this existential condition expresses itself in historical terms.In thus becomes an awareness of our history.How and when does this feeling appear and how is it transformed into conciousness?The reply to this duble edged question can be given in the form of a theory or a personal testimony.I preffer the later:There are many theories and none is interely convincing."

From Octavio Paz Nobel,mexican writer, Lecture receiving his Nobel Prize in December 1990

Image:Diego Rivera mexican paint in Google


October 2006 Brasil have general elections.President,parlament and governors authorities must be renewed.But the interest is Presidential race.Lula da Silva aspire to a second period and acording the polls is favorite in vote intentions.Gerad Alckim former governor of Sao Paulo is the challenger.Sao Paulo with 21 millions people is the most crowded city of Latin America and industrial and comercial heart of the country.Alckim is candidate of PSBD ,Brazilian Party of Social Democracy,Lula have is Workers Pary one of his founder and also a former industrial worker.After a heavy lost of popularity and scandal in some relevant colaborators of Lula government,a economic rebound rise again the position of him.
Oposition said by a rise of public spending.
Brasil is the largest country in latinamerica al the eleven economy in the world.
The economy is growing a 4.0% yearly and after Mexico the second receptor of international investiment.But as international leaderships Lula has deceived many people not only in Brazil.Is moderation and not confrontational approach vanish against Chavez and even Morales in international politics.
The times will say if a second chance is easy to Lula,but the impresion is that only a surprise will be a peril to be the next President of the Unites States of Brazil.
For the moment all people including the candidates are more concerned with the Fotball World Championship and the next play of his team.

Image:The brazilian forest in Google

Thursday, June 22, 2006


Today 21 June aymara originary peoples celebrates the Machaq Mara the begin of year 5514 according to aymara calendar.The ceremoy is celebrates in Bolivia,Perou and Chile.
Is a purification ceremony in homage to earth(Pachamama) and the Sun.Is also the end of harvest and crop season and begining of agricultural activitiesg.Tiwanaku in the image was build to receive the first sun shines by especial holes in the stone walls.Aymara people are decendants of Tiwanaku civilization and his calendar have 13 months of 28 days with a free day.About 50.000 peoples are gathered today only in Tiwanaku temple and also is remebered in all world as the Andean and Amazonic New Year.

Image.Sun Temple,TiwaNAKU

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


In politics the first rule is to be realistic.This about the changes in political landcape in the last three years in Latinamerica.Venezuela after the failure of traditional parties arrived to power Chavez a former army officer in a democratic election and remains till to day with a objetive popular support,this is a fact.Bolivia after a right wing government of Sanchez de Losada desavoiding specialy indigenous demands felt and fly away to USA.After a interregnum by a great ballotage won the Presidency of Bolivia Evo Morales a former coca leader and of aymara origin.Both are not comunist nor revolutionary ideas.Huamala fail to won in Perou election but a 46% votes the mayority in poor departaments outside Lima make Garcia victory a pirric one.
Who is happening in Latinamaerica?:First,Poverty actors are now in scene.Peasant mouvement the mayority affected by no land problem and globalization politics to agricultural products,but also the urban poverty belts of unompleyement people
coming from rural areas are demanding a real improvment of his life basic conditions.
Second.The blindness of upper latinoamericans efluent class are not aware of real danger of inequality of revenues who is in some countries scandalous,also for some Churchs.
Third.Globalization has made his job,the changing world with all the avantages of
tecnical improvement in human life are now by internet in the corner of streets ,the mobility of people to developped countries searching best life conditions as columbian,peruvian and ecuatorian to Spain or Centro america citizen to USA,peruvian to Chile.This people changes his mind viewing other best realities.
For this is a naive politic viewing the landscape with old cold war eyes.This frame only see comunist an potential terrorist and not real situations.The problem to USA is talking as legitim interlocutor only with upper class inteligencia who represent a five por cent of latinoamaerica points of views.A artificial polarization betewen good and bad guys is a very umpractical and urealistic politic because the problems remains.
A widsom actitude wil be hear the voice of times and understand that inequuality issues are more dangerous in latinamaerica that armed solutions and try to find the real interlocutors.

Image:Bolivian protest

Saturday, June 17, 2006


Today Le Monde inform that The International Whale Comision began in Caraibes litle island a anual meeting.Japan is in ther ofensive to obtain ban the international moratoria about whales killing.Nobody knows
the result of the "scientific" chasse of wahles made by Japan.Besides in the last years asbout 20 liliput countries of Pacific,Caraibes and Africa,most without fish industry and sea are proclive to japonese position.In this matter is better than ONU make a statment and asume this as environment security problem because the biodiversity of sea world fauna is in the edge of the issue and japan statment are only comercial interest.

Image:Green Peace

Thursday, June 15, 2006


Nemesio Antunez was a great Chilean painter.Was Director of Contemporay Art Museum of Chile University and after also of Chile Academy of Beaux Arts.His art very oniric situated him as a modern subrealist.During 1945 stay in New York working with William Hayem a british gravure artist.But thre most important work was his aim to promote the art in people by TV and popular expositions.In my view Nemesio was one of the best modern painter from Chile and his also his life was plenty of widsom and
a democratic vision of chilean society in very hard momento of our history.

Colours by Nemesio Antunez in Google

Friday, June 09, 2006


Dawn in New York has
four columns of mire
and a hurricane of black pigeons
splashing in the putrid waters.

Dawn in New York groans
on enormous fire escapes
searching between the angles
for spikenards of drafted anguish.

Dawn arrives and no one receives it in his mouth
because morning and hope are impossible there:
sometimes the furious swarming coins
penetrate like drills and devour abandoned children.

Those who go out early know in their bones
there will be no paradise or loves that bloom and die:
they know they will be mired in numbers and laws,
in mindless games, in fruitless labors.

The light is buried under chains and noises
in the impudent challenge of rootless science.
And crowds stagger sleeplessly through the boroughs
as if they had just escaped a shipwreck of blood.

Federico Garcia Lorca,spanish poet dead durin the Civil War
Image:Telegraph Pole Joseph Stella 1877-1946 in Ask Art


A lonely light in the storm of southern of Chile sea,aiding the cargo and vessel across the Magellan Strait from Pacific to Atlantic in both ways.Are brave chilean navy marine men guiding hter crews in the most dangerous waters of sea world.Only a light but enough to say,that area human being taking care of other human beings.Is a universal code not writing about solidarity in the very dificult conditions of one of the most beautifull human work,a remember than are nor barriers of idioms to sailors of the all world.Magellan was one of the first abot 600 years ago,but the sprit is the same arrive safe because other take care of you.

Image;Chilean Navy

Thursday, June 08, 2006


Rich countries pays yearly $ 300 bn to subsidise their agriculture sector.This amount is enough to feed, clothe,educate and provide health care for every child in the planet.About world aid agencies about 3 billion people in Africa,Asia and Latinamerica lives with less US 2.2 per day to afford all his needs.The same amounto who receive each head of cattle in the European Union.A newspaper said that subsidising cows while milking the poor.Is hard,but certainly is true.Other cows has better expectatives receive each $2.62.Only in the dary sector the CEE supprot their producers to almost $19 bn.Eliminate the barriers is nor a easy task.Many countries with leaderships in free market policies impose trade rules against OMC
sprit.En many oportunities some developped countries put on international market agricultural goods below the production cost.The value os world subsidies paid to farmers in developed countries is enough to pay the public debt of the most endebted countries.This facts are increasing the gap betewen rich and poor countries.Is nor fair say that all must respect the economics of market dinamic,and expose many little farmers to misery.A wise determination is figth about inequality of international agriculture market.The best insurance to rich countries to social unrest is a trade with justice and is more human if they want subside,make giving this aid to the poor but not to cattle.

Other source;in Spanish,BBC Mundo Economia

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Next Sunday 15.737.332 peruvian people go to election in second chance of future President.Two are the men ,Allan Garcia a former president who left the seat by controversial issues about money mismanagement and a retired comander of the Army with a past of participate in a conspiration against Fujimori government.Two weeks ago the prediction was clearly to Garcia with above 50% of preferences.But today is uncertain.About 20% of electors said no have definitive predilection and Chavez speaks against Garcia posibilities with a very hard words ,make Toledo to appeal OEA intervention and called back Perou Ambasador in Caracas.Huamala acused Fujimori party to give suport to Garcia,a very close Fujimori team adviser is acused to send from Chile mails suporting Garcia election.Garcia has denied all.A Huamala election is as complicate landcape to USA because the growing left wing government elected in the Continent the last years.A joint politics from Chavez,Evo Morales,Castro and Huamala is worried by bussines men.But Huamala has denied Chavez external suport and now all people desire a more quick votes counts,because in the first round the delay to give the final results were about a month.

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