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Monday, April 30, 2012

Jack's Africa: Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama

Jack's Africa: Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama: Elena made a profound comment over the weekend as follows: "Barack Obama is the Nelson Mandela of the United States." I thought it over a l...

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Jack's Africa: Absolution-A novel Of Post Apartheid South Africa

Jack's Africa: Absolution-A novel Of Post Apartheid South Africa: Unreconciled ‘Absolution,’ a Novel by Patrick Flanery By ALEXANDRA FULLER Published: April 27, 2012 FACEBOOK TWITTER GOOGLE+...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

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April 27, 1981


       Today is a beautiful Spring day with the sun out. I am sitting here wishing for a time Machine to take me back to April 27, 1981. On that day I had been 10 days in South Africa. I was renting a room on Mark Avenue in the Johannesburg suburb of Norhtcliff. It was a holiday. My landlord Barbara left early to do errands. I spent the day walking around the beautiful hills that were the suburb or Northcliff. It's still beautiful today. The famous American financial commentator Suzie Orman bought a $1 million dollar apartment here.

     I came back to the house sunburned and exhausted but very happy. I got a call from Barbara. She asked me to join her at at a party in another suburb. I got the directions and drove over in my rental car.

    Over thirty-one years ago South Africa was the bastion of Apartheid and the scourge of many nations around the world. The European and Asian population living there were sure that one day the Soviet Navy would show up and land marines to conquer South Africa. The US and Europe would not risk World War III to save South Africa, as the conventional wisdom went then. (Ironically when all of the old Soviet archives were open, no plan was ever found for an invasion of South Africa.)

     There was an attitude among the affluent and better educated population as follows:

      "Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we might die!"

      Every night was a party and people lived each day as if it were their last.

      I arrived at the party and started to mingle with the various people. I struck up a conversation with a very attractive young lady. Eventually we landed on the floor. She unzipped my pants and proceeded to perform oral sex on me. All of the other people at the party formed a circle around us and watched. I could not believe what was happening. I offered no resistance. I t all just seemed natural.

      If only I could find a time machine and go back to that magical day!

      Do not worry Elena I would have found you later

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Jack's South America: Brasil Wealthy Set To Double In 10 Years

Jack's South America: Brasil Wealthy Set To Double In 10 Years: April 26, 2012 4:48 pm Brazil wealthy set to double in 11 years By Joe Leahy and Samantha Pearson in São Paulo At the Fa...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Jack's South America: Colombia's Growing Organized Crime Threat

Jack's South America: Colombia's Growing Organized Crime Threat: Colombia's Growing Organized Crime Threat April 18, 2012 | 1229 GMT Print   0   1 ShareThis 6 Email 5 Text Size ...

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Jack's South America: Argentina's Oil Raid Can Only End Badly

Jack's South America: Argentina's Oil Raid Can Only End Badly: April 18, 2012 7:59 pm Argentina’s oil raid can only end badly By John Gapper Sometimes the most obvious and tempting st...

Jack's Africa: Uganda Sale Dispute Weighs On Heritage Oil

Jack's Africa: Uganda Sale Dispute Weighs On Heritage Oil: April 18, 2012 10:56 pm Uganda sale dispute weighs on Heritage Oil By Michael Kavanagh The shadow of the legal dispute ove...

Jack's South America: Argentina Quick TO Make YPF Changes

Jack's South America: Argentina Quick TO Make YPF Changes: April 18, 2012 8:28 pm Argentina quick to make YPF changes By Jude Webber in Buenos Aires A day after  kicking Spain’s Rep...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Secret Service Prostitute Scandal


Secret Service Prostitute Scandal: Alleged Colombia Escort Speaks Out

Posted: 04/18/2012 4:57 pm Updated: 04/18/2012 5:08 pm
On Wednesday, the New York Times purportedly published the first public statements from the sex worker at the center of the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia.
The woman, who did not give her full name, tells the NYT that her dispute with the American agent came about at the Hotel Caribe because of a disagreement over compensation. According to the woman, the agent asked her to come to his hotel after a night at a club, and "she agreed, stopped on the way to buy condoms but told him he would have to give her a gift" of $800.
The woman claims the agent initially agreed, yet offered her only $30, or 50,000 Colombian pesos, when pay-time came around the next morning, the paper reports.
NBC News reported Tuesday that a U.S. official with knowledge of the situation said the dispute arose when a woman of the night went to a hotel room with two agents, wanting to be paid for serving both, with the agents insisting on splitting the price. The woman then alerted local police stationed in the Hotel Caribe's lobby.
U.S. investigators are looking into the incident after new evidence showed that U.S. agents were in hotel rooms with at least 20 women right before President Obama's arrival for the Summit of the Americas. CBS News reported that the Secret Service wants to give lie-detector tests to the agents involved.
According to the Associated Press, prostitution is legal in Colombia, and sex is "as easy to buy as a bottle of beer."
"I think prostitution is part of the city’s culture. That is, a tourist comes to Cartagena and it’s part of his plan to look for company," Gerardo Javier May, a security industry executive, told AP.
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People hold a banner with an image of President Barack Obama during a traditional parade of donkeys in Turbaco, some 20 km south of Cartagena, Colombia, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Leaders of the western hemisphere, including Obama, will meet for the 6th Summit of the Americas April 15 and April 16 in Cartagena. (AP Photo/Pedro Mendoza)

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