Guatemala's Attorney General calls for the arrest of President Otto Perez Molina


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#2

A little more meat to the story (such as a quick summary of what he was being arrested for) would have been nice. Also, English translations of the tweets would have been good, too.


#3

This stuff is pretty easy to come by.


#4

  • RTFA
  • On the site proper
  • I can’t help you with the translations
  • Use google
  • Also, just… ffs

#5

I’d like to thank Ronald Reagan for backing those brutal thugs and making me completely embarrassed and appalled by my government. He turned out to be a worthless piece of garbage with the usual faux morality of a politician.


#6

That’s in the job description, isn’t it?


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[quote=“miasm, post:4, topic:65030, full:true”]

  • RTFA
  • On the site proper
  • I can’t help you with the translations
  • Use google
  • Also, just… ffs

[/quote]Oh, I did look that stuff up. I was just commenting that it seemed really lazy to do a blog post about it that’s just a copy/paste of a page worth of pictures, but not give more than a 2 sentence summary as to what’s going on (that doesn’t even give any hints as to why it’s happening). Add to that 2 pages of foreign-language tweets with no translation and you have a post that smacks of no effort at all.

I’ve come to expect better of Boing Boing over the years, and I’m just commenting on that. I love this site, and use it as one of the two main sites I use to get news of what’s going on in the world. I’d like to see it stay at the high quality I’ve come to enjoy.


#8

I fear I’m too much of a cynic, but… while it looks like a great step forward and I applaud them for getting rid of a corrupt asshole and trying him …

He was president. So he was elected. So he had supporters.

So what is happening? I cant imagine they just dissolved or moved to the opposition in mass.

What I mean is that even in a country ruled by a thief and murderer, they arent alone, so things cant be as easy and painless as we hope. There is going to be a lot of people in a lot of influential places moving to, at the bare minimum, shelter themselves. Or more.

Yes, I’m fun at parties of national liberation :confused:


#9

On the other hand (and yep, talking to myself), let me say:

From Spain, another country ruled by ladrones,

Ole vuestros huevos, guatemaltecos.


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#11

Bernie Sanders doesn’t think so.


#12

This is a start. One down, a few thousand more to go.

Next: Tony Blair? Bush?


#13

Aaaaand… Otto Perez Molina has resigned.


#14

@Kimmo, it’s like you’re being willfully ignorant to the point I was trying to make.


#15

The point being, he was disappointed in bOINGbOING.


#16

Aren’t we all?


#17

Maybe if other news outlets had videos of puppies in wading pools filled with plastic bottles. Until then there is nothing that can do it for me like this site.


#18

So he has a snowball-in-hell chance.

I hope I am wrong.


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