Readings — From the November 2012 issue

Guerrillas in the Mix

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From comments posted on YouTube about a rap video released in September by the Colombian guerrilla group FARC. The song describes their upcoming peace talks in Cuba and Norway with the Colombian government. Translated from the Spanish by Jesse Barron. Yeah, go to Havana—where they can give you some music lessons. Commies! Listen up, guerrillas. You have talent for extortion, for seizing defenseless villages, and for kidnapping children and forcing them into war. But when it comes to music, you’re worse than my farting ass. This is an offense against music and the government, but most of all against Colombians. …

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