A peek inside Heather Hodges’ jewelry box: From Franco to Quito and all points in between - by Jean Guy Allard (Transl Machetera

 

A peek inside Heather Hodges’ jewelry box: From Franco to Quito and all points in between


Hodges received a medal identical to this one. The image is from an online auction of fascist memorabilia: http://www.intariamilitaria.com/CatJun09.htm

The U.S. Ambassador in Quito, Heather Hodges, Knows All About Coups D’Etat as Well as Blockades – español

By Jean Guy Allard

Translation: Machetera

The United States Ambassador in Quito is “distinguished” for her numerous links with USAID, the public face of U.S. intelligence which dedicates scores of millions of dollars annually to the attempt to destabilize progressive governments in Latin America.  In her diplomatic career, she had the “privilege” of personal familiarity with the bloody dictatorship of the putschist Guatemalan Rio Montt and of conspiring as a high level official in the U.S. State Department’s Office of Cuban Affairs.

Heather Hodges is the former U.S. Ambassador to Moldova, a country that was part of the former USSR, where she dedicated herself to exacerbating the differences that Moldova had with Russia over the Trans-Dniestr region.

In Ecuador, it’s known that “Her Excellency” has not lost any opportunities to foment the sordid work of her intelligence personnel and exacerbate controversy in the debate about a separatist Guayaquil, promoted by certain rightwing elements.

Through USAID, Hodges also guarantees funds to NGOs manipulated by elements of the extreme rightwing in order to develop their operations to penetrate public opinion.

Her official State Department biography says that she was born in Cleveland, Ohio, that she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Masters Degree from New York University.  She lived for a number of years in Madrid, in Franco’s Spain, during the 1970?s.

She arrived in Ecuador at the beginning of August 2008, selected by the George W. Bush administration.

Hodges joined the State Department “staff” in 1980 and was assigned to Caracas, Venezuela.

She later moved on to Guatemala where she was able to watch the coup d’etat that brought General Rios Montt to power and through U.S. complicity, accelerated the militarization of the country.  Civilian massacres took place in this, the most violent period in Guatemalan history.

In January of 1989, she went on to serve as consul before returning to the State Department.

Her extreme rightwing convictions allowed her to become the Deputy Director of the State Department’s Office of Cuban Affairs in 1991, a responsibility directly linked with CIA machinations.  She carried out her work in this office of ill repute within the State Department during the same period as the toppling of the socialist camp and the introduction of the anti-Cuban Torricelli law which promulgated the extraterritoriality of U.S. law in its blockade against Cuba.

In 1993 Hodges was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua as Deputy Chief of Mission during the government of Violeta Chamorro, under which the central bank, mines, transportation, healthcare, and education were privatized and indexes for drug trafficking, illiteracy and corruption skyrocketed.

Hodges was Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Madrid from June of 2000 until July of 2003, under the regime of José María Aznar which bestowed upon her the “Isabel la Católica” medal “for her contributions to U.S. – Spanish relations.”

Jean-Guy Allard is a journalist living in Havana, Cuba.  Machetera is a member ofTlaxcala, the network of translators for linguistic diversity. This translation may be reprinted as long as the content remains unaltered, and the source, author, and translator are cited.

 

Link to source: http://machetera.wordpress.com/2010/10/02/a-peek-inside-heather-hodges-jewelry-box-from-franco-to-quito-and-all-points-in-between/

October 2, 2010

The TV & action games class has no disgust level, turtle.

They've been overloaded with porn and violence since they were infants.

I remember some neighbors telling me about a TV show they all watched. The protagonist was a lovable serial killer who only killed bad guys.

Tell them Obama is going to assassinate U.S. citizens, and they'll say, "Sure, but only the bad guys."

They have no critical thinking abilities.

The word civic means: "Of, relating to, or belonging to a city, a citizen, or citizenship; municipal or civil. "

The word duty means, "An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion."

So civic duty is that which the government requires you to do.

And, according to the political hacks on most internet forums, NOT doing what the government requires you to do, is abject submission to government.

Add the intelligence levels of any 50 US voters together and you won't get the total brain power of a snail.

I think that is right

because kids now grow up on so much violence and porn on tv/internet, that the threshold for is in the stratospheric range.   And war is now being fought with a joystick. And un-manned drones.

There was another reality show.

I think it was called Fear Factor, where people did the most disgusting things the show producers could think of.

It was a popular show with many people wanting to be contestants.

One of more than 540 reasons I'm glad I don't have a TV.  ;)

They kill penguins too.

And they give peace prizes to war criminals.

Anyway, if Obama and Hillary really supported Correa, they'd fire this fascist and appoint an ambassador who isn't a fascist.

But they won't. 

Exactly.

And since many of Obama's Cabinet and staff are holdovers from Bush, good grief, of course we do not have two parties.

The list of war criminals in the US alone is long enough to play a lengthy game of whack-a-war-criminal.

A person has to be a real loser to kill a penguin.

When will the levels get high enough that things really do change?

WOW

They really have sanitized murder haven't they?  As if murder was the coveted prize.  The, I can do it but you can not.  Now that is some special type of sociopathy and narcissism combined.

Penguins collaborate to survive.  I'd say they are more evolved.

Yup. That's our Embarrassador in Ecuador.

A gold medal fascist. 

And she is our current

Ambassador to Ecuador?  Please excuse me for losing track of details...

Ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the President.

Our President, it seems, takes great pleasure in war crimes, military coups, and assassinations.

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