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Great Nations of The America's

The spread of empire and the destruction of civilisations

It is said that over 100 million native Americans died during colonisation.

History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells a very different story: When Columbus stepped ashore in 1492, millions of people were already living there, North and South America were occupied by small tribes, nation states in the US and First Nations in Canada.

America wasn’t exactly a New World, but a very old one whose inhabitants had built a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals and causeways. In Indian history, there

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Farewell Fidel

Viva La Cuba

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz 1926 – 2016 led a daring revolution and protected his country from the mob.

In the week following the passing of Fidel Castro, much of the world’s media was filled with scornful opinions. Some deride him because he was a nonconformist, or because it’s reported that he has 14 children and was something of a womaniser. Others deride him because he kept his country from progressing, but all of these people are largely ignorant and self glorifying themselves in their own opinions.

In the era of the revolution, the USA was hard at work replacing democratically elected governments all over the world with tyrannical kiss-arse regimes that allowed US corporations to drain their

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Sint Maarten & St Martin

A Decadent Caribbean Resort

The South side is Dutch.

This small divided island in the French West Indies is located on the outer or Atlantic fringe of the Caribbean islands. It’s almost a 100 miles from the British Virgin Islands and 5 miles from Anguilla. The northern half of Saint Martin is a French dependency and the southern half known as St Maarten (Sint Maarten) is administered by the Dutch.

It is here on Maho beach that plane spotters accumulate as the planes almost touch the beach as they land as in the image below right.

The entire island is only about 15 kms wide and 13 kms from north to south and can be traversed in an

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Bermuda

A remote retreat

Hamilton Bay Bahamas by Exist

Pack your Bermuda shorts and head 1500 km (1000 miles) off the Florida coast, 1250 kms (750 miles) from Philadelphia and over 5,500 kms (3500 miles) from London to this remote island getaway.

Bermuda is a popular sub tropical resort destination. The rich and famous enjoy the island as a retreat and it has a romantic ambience making it a good honeymoon destination, but it’s also a popular stop for cruise liners.

A British administered territory and one they didn’t steal off anyone, Bermuda is perhaps more renowned as being the apex of the Bermuda Triangle, a mysterious region where ships and planes

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Cuba

Ye Olde Island Paradise

What are you waiting for?

150 km south of Florida lies the island nation of Cuba. It is classified as a communist nation and for over 40 years it has been blockaded by the United States of America because it would not acquiesce to United States political and economic policies.

Cuba’s primary exports are Doctors and healthcare services along with tobacco products. It is interesting that while Cuba exports doctors and healthcare services to countries in need, it is classified as a terrorist country by the United States which in itself is currently engaged in more than 150 conflicts all around the world and is responsible for the deaths of many millions

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Naked in Jamaika

Naked Beaches and Getting your kit off

Naked and proud. Interestingly, guys are too shy to pose naked.

Most Caribbean islanders are very religious and conservative, therefore public nudity is generally frowned upon or not allowed. As far as the law is concerned, clothing optional beaches are not legal but as tourism pays the bills, the authorities turn a blind eye.

Topless sunbathing is widely acceptable in Jamaica, but spots for full-on nude swimming and sunbathing are a little scarce. You can of course hire a boat or a boat owner to take you to some deserted beach. If you’re going to do this, it’s best not to go alone and of course you need drinking water, sunscreen reef

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Jamaica

Caribbean Paradise

Miles of sheltered beaches, great food, a laid back lifestyle, what more could anyone ask for?

Jamaican girls have this secret that they’re keeping that unleashes a magnitude of sexual tension unknown to the rest of us. You might remember Spice back in 2012 with her hit single Ramping Shop feat the now incarcerated Vybz Kartel.

In this video Spice proves how she continues to remain the Queen of Dancehall embracing her sexuality by ever so dearly stating clearly that her pum pum so tight so mi man no haffi cheat. When discussing feminism dance-hall artists such as Spice are completely discluded where in Jamaica “rude gyals” have been ever so sexually free for years now.

Spice also

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The Power of Love

Good Storytelling!

by Lisa Bloom

When I was young, yes I know I’m still young, but I’m talking about REALLY young, I worked on cruise ships.

I spent almost a year cruising the Caribbean as a photographer; shooting, printing (in the days before digital) and selling photographs of families, couples and fine young things out for a good time and the four ‘s’ words, sun, sea, shopping and sex, well let’s just say love!

The sun shines most days round the islands; they donned the latest beach fashion and strutted their stuff on the ship’s promenades, the pool and restaurants. They were beautiful, young men and women with sun-cream oiled skin basking in the glorious sunshine.

The sea is bluer

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Latin America

South of the US border

The people of Latin America all speak Spanish or Portuguese so it’s anyone’s guess why the region is called Latin America? The Latin language belongs to ancient Rome and is the root language for modern Italian as well as Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, and a few others.

But perhaps Latin refers more to the temperament of the people which is outgoing, passionate and hospitable. Religiously, the majority are Catholic and they pay their tributes to the Vatican. This religious bond does not signify the meaning of Latin either, because other Catholic countries like the Philippines is not referred to as a Latin country although a predominant influence in the past has been Spanish.

The native

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Mexico

Mayan-Spanish flavour

Beach Babes by Foxxy

In Mexico today, there is unrest and riots over the disappearance of students as well as the ongoing battles between drug cartels and the authorities.

Mexico was an advanced civilization before the arrival of the Spanish and under Spanish rule much of the wealth was stolen. Today the Spanish influence is strongly represented in the architecture and Mexico is an independent democratic country playing economic catch-up with the developed world.

For the visitor Mexico is a popular destination where you can take day trips from the USA border cities, yet Mexico City (the capital city) in central Mexico is the most popular destination and one of the largest cities

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