God's Politics

I used to feel hatred toward the gringo soldiers. Why should they be in our country, with all their guns and all their dollars, making life even more difficult for us? But now I know that these poor gringos are just ignorant; they really don’t know why they’re here or what this struggle is all about…. They’ve just been sent here by their government. So it’s really not their fault; it’s the fault of the people who sent them here.
– Elvia Alvarado
from Don’t Be Afraid Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart
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