Guatemalan Market Fruit Stand
WANTED: Blenders are needed to process all the tropical fruits in the market stand above into licuados, smoothies and milkshakes. Experience is not required, but you should be able to name as many fruits as possible. As bonus you are encourage to eat all the fresh fruit you can handle. All interested, please call our hot line 555-1944.
Are you up for a healthier lifestyle?
Holiday/Political Aside: On Monday, October 20, Guatemala celebrates its Día de la Revolución (Revolution’s Day) and everybody gets the day off. Well, almost everybody, I am going to be working. 🙁
… On October 20, 1944 by a coup d’état led by Major Francisco Javier Arana and Captain Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán, the country was led by a military junta made up of Arana, Arbenz, and Jorge Toriello Garrido. The Junta called Guatemala’s first free election, which was won with a majority of 85 percent by the prominent writer and teacher Juan José Arévalo Bermejo, who had lived in exile in Argentina for 14 years. Arévalo was the first democratically elected president of Guatemala to fully complete the term for which he was elected. His “Christian Socialist” policies, inspired by the U.S. New Deal, were criticized by landowners and the upper class as “communist.”
In 1954, Arévalo’s freely elected Guatemalan successor, Jacobo Arbenz, was overthrown in a coup orchestrated by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the 1954 Guatemalan coup d’état. Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas was installed as president in 1954 and ruled until he was assassinated by a member of his personal guard in 1957.
The operation was preceded by a plan, never fully implemented, as early as 1951, to supply anti-Arbenz forces with weapons, supplies, and funding, Operation PBFORTUNE. Afterwards there was an operation, Operation PBHISTORY, whose objective was to gather and analyze documents from the Arbenz government that would incriminate Arbenz as a Communist puppet.…
With this little summary as backdrop, it is very difficult for me to comply to some requests for me to NEVER voice my opinion in regards to the political campaign going on in the U.S. right now as a courtesy to the people living there since I am quite possibly rude, presumptuous, uneducated and uninformed.
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