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Guatemalan Government to Use Kaibiles to Curb Incursion by Cartels

first_imgBy Dialogo May 16, 2012 The Guatemalan government has decided to use agents from the Army’s Kaibil special forces to curb the incursion of drug cartels into Guatemalan territory, Military spokesperson Colonel Rony Urízar announced. According to the announcement, made public by state news agency Agencia Guatemalteca de Noticias (AGN), “the brigade is going to be installed on June 30, because the defense of the population is a responsibility of this armed institution, and it will be supported with public safety and citizen security upon combating organized crime.” The Military spokesperson maintained that “the Kaibil battalion will be made up of 300 service members, who will be backed up by 500 soldiers and will have an area of about 300 square kilometers of activity, specifically in the municipality of La Libertad, Petén (in northern Guatemala, on the border with Mexico).” This Military unit will be made up of snipers and experts in search-and-rescue operations, nighttime incursions, demolition, and hostage rescue. The Kaibiles are Soldiers trained to operate in adverse conditions and currently form part of the peace-keeping contingents that the United Nations (UN) has in place in different countries. “They’re going to be fully involved in operational activity in the department of Petén, which is one of those that has the greatest incidence of drug-trafficking movements and other illicit activities. The state’s presence in that area is going to be restored,” Urízar maintained to AGN. The Military spokesperson also explained that the Defense Ministry is already considering the creation of a new mixed unit, made up of Military and police personnel, to try to control another conflict zone, Tecún Umán (San Marcos, in western Guatemala), located just across the border from Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas.last_img read more

Freddie Ljungberg heaps praise on Arsenal coach Per Mertesacker after Mikel Arteta appointment

first_img Comment Coral BarrySunday 22 Dec 2019 9:36 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link409Shares Advertisement Advertisement Ljungberg reflects on Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Everton, teases ArtetaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:35FullscreenLjungberg reflects on Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Everton, teases Artetahttps://metro.co.uk/video/ljungberg-reflects-arsenals-0-0-draw-everton-teases-arteta-2075034/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘You get no people there and you try to fill the gaps and do a lot of jobs yourself. I learned a lot about myself and tried to organise things, to get it done.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s been a big honour but as well it’s been a challenge to try to sort those things out.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I must then say that Per Mertesacker is our academy manager and he’s been our academy manager plus being my assistant.‘It’s not been easy for him because he’s been going to kids’ Christmas parties and then back to me, here and there. I must say a big, big thank you to him.’Arteta’s first match in charge will be away at Bournemouth on Thursday and his first home game will be against Chelsea on 29 December.MORE: Mikel Arteta waited for Arsenal squad after stalemate against EvertonMORE: Raul Sanllehi outlines Arsenal’s January transfer plans after Mikel Arteta arrival Freddie Ljungberg heaps praise on Arsenal coach Per Mertesacker after Mikel Arteta appointment Mertesacker stepped up to help Ljungberg (Picture: Getty)Freddie Ljungberg has singled out Per Mertesacker for special praise following the end of his role as interim Arsenal coach.Mikel Arteta has arrived at Arsenal as their new permanent boss, which sees Ljungberg step down from his position.Ljungberg will stay on as a coach in Arteta’s team, while Mertesacker is expected to resume his duties as academy boss.Arteta watched from the stands as Arsenal drew with Everton on Saturday and Ljungberg thanked Mertesacker after the game.ADVERTISEMENT‘It was from one day to another – and I think we had six people leaving,’ he said about his time as interim coach.last_img read more

BHM Feature: African American Presidential Candidates: 2001-2019

first_imgCarol Moseley Braun John Parker was the candidate in 2004 for the Workers World Party, a U.S. communist political party. Parker received 1,330 votes. The ticket was endorsed by the Liberty Union Party of Vermont. Parker has been a union organizer and a public school teacher, and is a coordinator of the International Action Center.Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun is an American diplomat, politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the Senate from 1993 to 1999. She was the first female African American Senator, the first African American Senator for the Democratic Party, the first woman to defeat an incumbent U.S. Senator in an election, and the first female Senator from Illinois.She served from 1999 until 2001 as US Ambassador to New Zealand. In 2004, she announced her candidacy for the Democratic Party in the presidential elections, but subsequently withdrew her candidacy before the Iowa caucuses. She entered the race for mayor of Chicago in 2011, but lost her bid in the election won by Rahm Emanuel.Rev. Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, television/radio talk show host and a former White House advisor for President Barack Obama. In 2004, he was a presidential candidate, and in the primary elections leading up to the Democratic Party nomination won by Senator John Kerry, he won five primaries.Cynthia Ann McKinney is an American politician and activist currently teaching at North South University, Bangladesh. As a member of the Democratic Party, she served six terms in the United States House of Representatives. She was the first black woman elected to represent Georgia in the House. She left the Democratic Party and in 2008, ran as the presidential candidate for the Green Party of the United States. In the historical presidential elections won by African American Barack Obama, she won 150,061 votes.Barack Obama made history in November 2008 when he broke the glass ceiling to become the first African American to be elected as US President, with his ticket receiving 69,498,215. He defeated Republican ticket, Senator John McCain and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. In his re-election bid in 2012, he was challenged by the Republican ticket of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his running mate Congressman Paul Ryan. The Obama- Biden ticket was again victorious with 65,915,796 votes.Stewart Alexis Alexander is an American democratic socialist politician, presidential nominee for the Socialist Party USA (SPUSA) in the 2012 election, and former SPUSA nominee for Vice President in the 2008 election. He and his running mate Alejandro Mendoza received 4,405 votes in the 2008 presidential elections.Andre Nigel Barnett is an American politician and entrepreneur. He was a candidate for President in 2012 as the nominee of the Reform Party. He is the founder of the information technology company WiseDome Inc. His ticket received only 956 votes in the elections.Peta Lindsay is an American anti-war activist. She was a presidential nominee of the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the 2012 election. Prior to her presidential bid she attended Howard University, and in 2003 was a lead organizer of the January 2003 protest against the Iraq War. She was recognized by The Washington Post in March 2003 for her anti-war activism in a piece entitled “Student Leader Sees Through Bush Propaganda”. She was nominated as the candidate for the party despite being ineligible to become president due to her age; she would need to be at least 35 in order to take office. Lindsay was on the ballot in 13 states, and received 7,791 votes.Herman Cain is an American politician and author, business executive, radio host, and syndicated columnist. A Tea Party activist from Georgia, he was a candidate, along with eventual nominee Mitt Romney, for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.  In May 2011, Cain announced his presidential candidacy, and some Republicans considered him the party’s answer to Barack Obama when his proposed 9–9–9 tax plan and debating performances had made him a serious contender for the Republican nomination. However, as he began winning primaries his campaign faced allegation of sexual misconduct which Cain denied although he would later announce the suspension of his campaign. Benjamin (Ben) Solomon Carson Sr. is an American politician, author and former neurosurgeon. Having made a failed bid to be nominated as the 2016 presidential candidate for the Republican Party, he was appointed by Donald Trump, eventual winner of the 2016 elections as the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in January 2017. Entering the Republican primaries in 2015 he withdrew from the race in March 2016 after gaining nine delegates in the primaries. Born in Detroit, Michigan, and a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School, Carson was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland from 1984 until his retirement in 2013. As a pioneer in neurosurgery, Carson’s achievements include performing the only successful separation of conjoined twins joined at the back of the head; performing the first completely successful separation of type-2 vertical craniopagus twins; developing new methods to treat brain-stem tumors; and reviving hemispherectomy techniques for controlling seizures.  He became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the country at age 33. In 2008, he was bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. Willie L. Wilson is an American businessman and politician from Chicago, Illinois who has run unsuccessfully for both Mayor of Chicago, and also for President representing the Democratic Party in 2016. Candidates in the 2020 ElectionsAnother keenly contested campaign between candidates representing the Republican Party and the Democratic Party will be held in November 2020. While at the time of writing, it is expected that President Trump will again be the candidate for the Republican Party. Black candidates for the Democratic Party include black Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Corey Booker. Several early polls have Senator Harris, a former California attorney general whose father is Jamaican, as a favorite among the current slate of Democratic candidates. She has been drawing large crowds at her campaign stops, and is much sought after for media interviews and appearances.last_img read more