Category: Democracy

No One Believed Cassandra Either

When we had a chance to get Landed Immigrant status in Canada in 1979, we moved to Paraguay and with my husband facing a new job, didn’t follow through on it. I kept the paperwork until 2015.  Living abroad for all those 20 years, it was easy to ignore the insanity in America. The proliferation... Read more »

Life and Census in Banana Republics is Bananas

In the 1960s I was taught that the US Constitution dictates the Federal Government count every person living within the USA every 10 years. It’s on the Trump Administration’s website: “The Founders of our fledgling nation had a bold and ambitious plan to empower the people over their new government. The plan was to count... Read more »

Welcome to 3rd World America in the time of coronavirus

Having for years said that the USA had devolved into a third world, banana republic, tragically in these chaotic days of coronavirus this is proving all too true. A young father in Brooklyn needed an adult thermometer, but couldn’t buy one for love or money either online or on the streets of New York City.... Read more »
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Extortion in Banana Republics; or Trump's American Business Model

In my almost 20 years living in what was then called the 3rd world (and now seems to have been PC’d into the term, developing world), the recent extortion allegations against Trump and the Trump Administration are all too very familiar. The classic was in Lima, Peru in the 1960s. My FIL (father-in-law) returned with... Read more »

The Death of Democracy: Murdered by Trump, Moscow Mitch, Walt Street Schumer and Diva Nancy Pelosi

With what formerly were known as Republicans hiding in Congressional cloak rooms or Fox green rooms, or out for pre-TV appearance drinks at cigar bars with Rudy, Trump finalized his full usurpation of the American democracy in 2019. A satirical tragedy  Trump bonked an unnamed porn star in celebration of the Trumpicans handing Trump and... Read more »
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    TIMELINE June 1972 to June 1973---Candace moves to Lima (Peru)----- June 1973 to May 1974---Candace and The Husband live in Glendale AZ----- May 1974 to August 1974---Living in Toronto, Ontario (Canada)----- September 1974 to May 1975---Living in Aberdeen SD----- May 1975 to July 1979---Living in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)----- July 1979 to June 1980---Living in Asuncion (Paraguay)----- June 1980 to September 1980---Living in NYC----- September 1980 to November 1982---Living in Connecticut----- November 1982 to January 1983---Living in Ponce, Puerto Rico (USA)----- February 1983 to July 1986---Living in Willemstad, Curacao (Netherlands Antilles)----- July 1986 to July 1989---Living in Guayaquil (Ecuador)----- July 1989 to July 1995---Living in Connecticut (yes, again)----- July 1995 to August 2001---Living in Mexico City (Mexico)----- August 2001---Return to Gringolandia (a.k.a. United States of America)----- I was an accidental expatriate; love and marriage led me to it. One day I was a bandy-legged kid sitting atop my dogwood tree looking out of my small backyard world in 1950s New Jersey, wanting to move somewhere--anywhere, different. Next thing I knew I met a young hirsute anti-war, soon-to-be-Peace Corps volunteer, fell in love and moved to Peru in the 1970s. WHAT an adventure it's been!! NOTE: I gave up Facebook, so apologies that I cannot answer any comments since it is only set up via FB.

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