United States: Jungle or Hell?

After a large caravan of tear-moving events, a monstrous event took place in Las Vegas.

The largest city in the State of Nevada is one of the main domestic tourist destinations.

Two Associated Press (AP) journalists, Sally Ho and Regina García Cano wrote a chronicle on what happened.

Their introduction synthesizes the tragedy by saying, "a man kills dozens in concert in Las Vegas."

They say he fired from the 32nd floor of one of his hotels against an outdoor festivity where nearly 22 000 people attended.

Sally Ho and García Cano assessed it as "the worst shot slaughter in the modern history of the United States."

And they add, it turned the esplanade into a field of death from which there was not many options to escape."

With the result that, according to the first count, 58 deaths and near 515 wounded.

“I cannot get into the mind of a psychopath right now”, said the chief of police Lombard Joseph.

Assistants to the festival ran for their lives after interpreting the blasts as fireworks.

SWAT team agents entered the aggressor's room who had committed suicide.

His name, Stephen Craig Paddock, 64 years old, who had with him, at least, 17 firearms, including rifles.

Still some wonder how this person transferred that amount of weapons to the tourist hotel.

There was another detail. Who took claim for the attack? A terrorist gang, the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

Dozens of ambulances carried the wounded, while some people put the victims in their vehicles and took them to the hospital.

Some of the victims were bullet injured, others tramped by mob at moments of panic.

In a speech to the nation, President Donald Trump qualified the attack as "an act of pure evil".

He didn't mention the hairy issue of the free sale of weapons in several domestic stores, although he did ordered flags to be half mast high.

Before Sunday, the worst shooting had taken place by mid 2016 at a gay disco in Orlando, Florida, where 49 people died.

Looking at the new tragedy           that took place in the United States, experts in the matter wonder the following:

Does this government have the face to demand something from others nations around the world?

Should not they perhaps start by establishing order at home before laying behavior guidelines to their neighbors?

This government harshly questions Havana and Caracas for their respective political, social and economic systems.

But not a word on the brutal influence of the National Rifle Association in their electoral processes.

Everybody knows that that multimillionaire organization throws millions of dollars to the two parties, in particular to the Republican Party.

They are plentiful and they already overflow the reasons that support a very justified question: In reality, what does it mean the United States today, A jungle or hell? The facts speak for themselves.

Amilkal Labañino Valdés / Cubasi Translation Staff

Cuban artists arrive in Las Vegas for Latin Grammy Awards

The delegation of Cuban musicians to attend today the 17th Latin Grammy Awards 2016 arrived yesterday in the city of Las Vegas, United States, reported the Cuban Music Institute (ICM by its Spanish acronym).

Accompanied by Marta Bonet, ICM vice president, and Ela Ramos, manager of Bis Music record label, the nominees attending this ceremony will represent the broad talent of the Caribbean nation, which each year makes its way in the international music industry.

The official list includes, this time, diverse Cuban groups like Charanga Habanera, Ignacio Piñeiro National Septet and Gente de Zona; as well as musicians Tony Ávila, Jacob Forever Omara Portuondo, Leo Brouwer and Francisco Céspedes,.

The latter three compete, respectively, in the categories of Best Latin Children´s Album, Best Classical Contemporary Composition and Best Singer-Songwriter Album.

The director David Calzado with his Charanga Habanera managed to be included in the category of Best Contemporary Tropical Album with the phonogram Vivito and coleando, under EGREM Record Label; while Ignacio Piñeiro National Septet will opt for the award for Best Traditional Tropical Album, with the CD El más grande y universal.

Tony Ávila, author of La Bala, song performed by singers Johnny Ventura and Gilberto Santa Rosa, competes for the prize in the category of Best Tropical Song.

The popular duet Gente de Zona will again appear on the list of nominees, this time competing for the Best Tropical Fusion Album with its phonogram Visualizate.

In addition, Hasta que se seque el malecon, a song composed and sung by Jacob Forever, will be present in the section of Best Urban Fusion/Performance.

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