Human Rights. Who will speak for those in the caravan?

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Puebla Mexico.

Someone has to speak out for the peoples in the caravans escaping from war-torn brutal violent countries only to find themselves, victims, once more. Yes, call me a bleeding heart; I don’t give a damn! They are human beings just like you and I. The main difference is we get to sit in the comfort of our homes or internet cafes and read about them from a distance.

It’s so easy to ignore their plight, or worse, as in the case of many in the US Administration, to claim they are all rapists and murderers.

But here is what is really happening to those whom no one cares if they live or die:

Reprinted from HP Mexico.com today:

The case of the massive kidnapping of migrants that occurred on November 3 in Veracruz, and that were later turned over to members of organized crime in an unknown place in Puebla, is no longer just the saying of a state ombudsman. Now, it is a case officially investigated by the Attorney General of Puebla, which has evidence of the crime.

In the case file, the Ombudsman for Human Rights of the People of Oaxaca (DDHPO) -a public autonomous body- turned over the testimonies of three witnesses to the kidnapping. One of those people, whose identity remains unknown for their safety, revealed in a sentence the magnitude of what those Central Americans deprived of their freedom in Mexico would be living: “65 children and seven women were sold”.

The new details of the kidnapping suggest that the criminals took advantage of the fact that on the afternoon of November 3, the governor of Veracruz, Miguel Ángel Yunes Linares, withdrew his offer of 150 free trucks so that the caravan would not have to walk to Mexico City. a territory where hundreds have disappeared, a product of the corruption of the municipal police besieged by the war between Los Zetas and the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación.

The late announcement of the governor, almost at nightfall, anguished the migrants who would be left out in the open in this dangerous area. Coincidentally, three vehicles arrived to “assist them”: a truck with orange, plate KY 88 765 of the State of Mexico; another, GX 3391C plate from Guerrero; and a truck, plate KXC 7906, according to the investigation.

Unlike the drivers who help the migrants and who use vehicles with the open tray, the box of those trucks was closed with padlocks so that from the outside you could not see what or who was transporting.

We wanted to get to Mexico City quickly, said a woman who is currently in the Ciudad Deportiva shelter in the Mexican capital. A boy dressed in black, chubby, told us that we had to pay 150 pesos. Already by Tierra Blanca, he told us that we had to pay 50 pesos more. We told him that we no longer had money. Passing a bridge and there were eight hooded men. One entered the truck and said that we were all sold. All said: the 65 children and seven women were sold.

These statements coincide with those published today by the veteran journalist Blanche Petrich in the newspaper La Jornada, about the number of children victims of mass kidnapping.

Arturo Peimbert, head of the Ombudsman for Human Rights of the People of Oaxaca, who originally told this story, told HuffPost Mexico on Thursday that he insisted that no one gets into those vehicles, but the desperation and fear of being stranded won to several migrants.

The details of how the witness escaped are not clear. The fear is silenced by some parts of the story, which tomorrow could reach the Attorney General’s Office in the form of a federal complaint.

A second witness of the DDHPO adds more details of what happened that night and says that those responsible would be part of a heavily armed group. The area where they would have been kidnapped is a territory once dominated by Los Zetas.

“We had to walk in front of Tierra Blanca, we usually ordered raite (a free ride) and this is what we did.” A truck stopped, one of those cars was closed and men got out, they were armed and forced many to get on. They went up to about 50, “the statement read.

According to the witnesses, the perpetrators carried long weapons and guarded them all the way to Puebla. Somewhere, near an installation of the Federal Police, the armed commando wanted to change the vehicle victims and there several took the opportunity to flee.

So far, said the ombudsman Arturo Peimbert, nothing is known about the children and women who would be in the power of organized crime. Their fear is that they are victims of illegal activities such as forced labor and sexual exploitation.

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About Lynda Filler writes fast-paced page-turners that are based on real-life events happening in the world today. This week she will be in Miami to receive a book award for Contemporary Fiction-Social Issues Lie To Me an exposé on sex for money.

You can find her novels and her memoir on Amazon.

This is the last day for VANISHED in the Sun on sale at .99 cents. It’d dedicated to the Missing 43 Students who commandeered a bus to take part in a march in Mexico City in 2014 and have never been seen since! The UNHRC is still trying to find where their bodies are buried but it’s assumed the bodies have been cremated.

 

Captivating, entertaining, and exciting!

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Taking the decision to follow the light, Coelho



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As we all know, I’m a great reader of all things Coelho. My number one value is #love, it shows itself in my poetry and even in my memoir LOVE The Beat Goes On. So here’s something I’d love to share.

Paulo Coelho

The Warrior of the light had begun to believe that it is better to follow the light. He had already betrayed, told lies, strayed off his path, paid court to the darkness. And everything continued going well – as if nothing had happened. Now he wants to change his attitudes.

When taking this decision, he hears four comments: “You always acted wrongly. You are too old to change. You are not good. You don’t deserve it”.

He looks towards heaven, and a voice says: “well, my dear, everyone has made mistakes. You are forgiven, but I can’t force this pardon. Decide for yourself”.

The true warrior of the light accepts the pardon and then takes some precautions.

 

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“a love story like no other.”
“an exciting romance thriller”
“Could not put it down and loved this unique and brilliant approach to letting each character tell the story through their own narrative.”

Many want to know what is it like to live full time in Mexico? Is it dangerous? What are the people like? Most of my writing takes in the elements of Puerto Vallarta situated on the stunning Bay of Banderas. We are surrounded by the Sierra Madres Occidental mountains that protect us from hurricanes and earthquakes. The people are amazing, kind, family oriented and welcoming. Target in the Sun is written in a journalistic style depicting the life of a young man as he adjusts to his life in his native country. It’s poignant, fraught with passion and emotion. I hope you love it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
‘TARGET IN THE SUN’, a moving, high anxiety romance thriller, takes place on a perilous journey through the explosive dark underworld of organized drug trafficking and the complex, destructive human perils of use, abuse and the carnage it leaves in its unstoppable wake.

Caught up in the onslaught is the powerfully engaging nurture of two lovers, Carlos and Mia, discovering and reaching out in a world that could ultimately tear them apart. An infant loses both his parents tragically and spends his youth and young adulthood in disconnected search and longing, surviving on the streets of coastal Mexico where the beauty and allure of his homeland mix with his relentless desire to belong.

Anticipation builds as powerful human emotions span a search for love, acceptance and belonging to existence in a world wrought with escalating illicit drug trade from the depths of lush Mexican jungles across borders in a vast network of distribution throughout America. An expansive coalition of drug enforcement agencies on both sides of the border mount a fierce campaign of surveillance and seizure with swift and destructive assault on the drug lords their ultimate objective.

All the while a young boy struggles with the heart-wrenching prospect of a life of loneliness, sadness, anger, and an unwavering resistance to commitment. Amidst the turmoil of surroundings and circumstance, a boy becomes a man in a search for belonging that leads a troubled soul on a dangerous romp from the sultry Mexican Riviera beaches to the heat of coastal nightclubs and salacious entanglements behind closed doors.

As time passes, Mia’s visits to Puerto Vallarta become more frequent and her relationship with Carlos becomes ever-clearer. At first mere carnal instinct, a conquest of pleasures, life events, and new acquaintance bring discovery, emotional attachment and a burning desire for enduring love as it was always meant to be. ‘Target In The Sun’ is an impassioned story of search and longing for the ultimate connection.

Thank you!

 

Get ready for some crazy…

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I think all authors go through self-doubt. When TARGET in the SUN won Best in Contemporary Fiction 2017 BTRC, I began to slowly let the insecurities go. But then along came Lie To Me an exposé on sex for money and again I had moments when I questioned the marketability of a book written about sex purchased by women!  I asked my editor to read it first and tell me what she thought. She sent me an email telling me she was half-way through the editing process and the book was Hot! Hot! Hot! And thanks to the readers and reviewers my latest novel has become a 5-star read.

Layla Duncan searches out young, and middle-aged men, who’ve made a living selling sex to vacationing women. She’s fascinated with why women would pay for sex, what kind of men choose to serve them, and where they were both coming from emotionally. She gets caught up in the sensual dance that she is investigating and finds herself questioning her own limiting beliefs. It was a compelling subject to explore with much of the material in this novel based on actual conversations with male escorts in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The writing is earthy, sensual, captivating and realistic. With Lie To Me an exposé on sex for money, it was my intention to expose the areas of life that women rarely discuss. I wanted to cross the moral boundaries imposed by religious beliefs and societal standards, and force us to question our deepest most intimate desires. I would love to hear what you think.

Take advantage of the Kindle sale price $1.99 and read a story that will take you through the wild side of sex tourism in Mexico.

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February is the month of LOVE. I thought I would offer deep discounts and free books this month to celebrate my favorite topic. Let’s start the month off with my latest release at .99 cents for today and tomorrow, and then $1.99 in a Kindle Countdown Deal.

Here is an overview of the story; and right underneath I will share what the readers have to say about Lie To Me an exposé on sex for money

How many lives have been ruined for the pleasure of an orgasm?

Forty-something Layla Duncan, a women’s magazine writer, has a dangerous obsession with men who sell steamy sexual encounters to vacationing women in Puerto Vallarta. She infiltrates the underworld of male prostitution, interviews several men and begins to write a mesmerizing exposé of their lives.

Before long the lines between Layla’s personal life and professional assignment become blurred, and she finds herself questioning her value system in a titillating yet disturbing way.

Sparks fly one night when she takes a break from her writing and meets the sensual twenty-something Mateo at a local nightclub. The charismatic yet quiet young Mexican man seems oblivious to his powerful sexual aura but is immediately turned on by Layla. The one-night-stand turns into sporadic hook-ups, while two emotionally damaged lovers long for something neither can put into words. 

Lynda Filler has once again delivered a fast-paced, sexy and sometimes gut-wrenching page-turner that will unnerve you and leave you breathless. 

 

What are the readers saying about  Lie To Me an exposé on sex for money?

“LTM is insanely captivating, entertaining and exciting. It’s a spellbinding story that explores the psychology of sex in a way that defies Coelho’s Eleven Minutes.” R. Dzemo 5 STARS READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK REVIEWS

“Loved “Lie To Me” Great storyline. Wonderful author. Not too tame. Not too wild. More like Goldilocks…it’s just right. Sexy? You bet it is. Lynda Filler has a thoughtful way of delivering her wicked sexy story directly, to my very own wicked intimate imaginings. I love to read. I read everything from Ancient History to the taboo (a lot of similarities there). I would file ‘Lie To Me’ under, exotic & erotic or sweet & sexy or both. I would do my best to persuade men as well as women, to read this fun/sexy exposé.” Mz Patchouli

“Filler has created an exciting, sexy, heart-breaking book. Her characters are vibrant and engaging. The story is solid and builds in intensity. The conclusion is perfect, if somewhat predictable. All in all, this more than just a romance or an erotic novel. It is an exploration of human experiences and the need we all have to love and be loved.” E. Horton-Newton, Author
“This is a story of a woman who goes with the flow of life, trying to find herself in the process while so much inner turmoil is going on. And through this process, she redefines the meaning of love for herself.” Gowri
“I’ve read a couple of Lynda Filler’s books in the past, but her latest, Lie To Me is without a doubt, the best work of hers I’ve read. It is taut, well-written and full of insightful perceptions of people and their motivations.” REA

 

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She likes what??

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I love reading about people and other authors (notice I separate people and authors). Check out Mae Clair’s blog and her interesting facts about herself!

“I wrote my first childish “masterpiece” at six and was immediately bitten by the writing bug. Since then, I’ve been composing nonstop, and have dabbled in multiple genres over the years, writing everything from fantasy, westerns, and horror to inspirational fiction, romance, and sci-fi. It took me a while to find my niche, but I’ve settled comfortably into the mystery/suspense genre (with a just a dash of romance tossed in).”

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I love #2, not necessarily because of the message but rather Raven! I felt an immediate connection. You all know about my JET Series and JET-Reborn. 

Well here is a new author Mae Clair for you to explore!

I really said what??

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Today’s author interview is with Lynda Filler, a very interesting lady. Take it away, Lynda. To begin, tell us a little about yourself. 

Creativity is a way of life for me, poetry, painting, photography, and writing. I spent the first half of my career in fashion—design, buying and selling; and now focus on painting, photography, and writing. I travel whenever I get an opportunity and that’s part of why I love to set my stories in exciting and beautiful locales like Puerto Vallarta where I live and Paris where my darling grandbaby Félix lives. Yes, I’m accused of writing about my personal life and calling it fiction—but as yet I’ve never admitted to any of that! I was told I had six months to live in 2008, and I responded: “My mother told me only the good die young.” So, I’m certain I’ll still be writing and chasing young guys when I’m 90!

When did your first realize you wanted to be a writer?

In my teens. I wrote poetry in my teens, and my first novel in my twenties—BC—before computers. I wrote in longhand and my sis typed my manuscript. I never published it and carried it around with me for years. I threw it out two years ago, by mistake, thinking it was something else.

Who or what inspired you to actually sit down and start writing?

I promised myself in 2009 I’d take six months off work to write. In 2008 when I’d been given 6 months to live, it shook me up enough to commit to fulfilling a dream and start publishing. In ’09, ’11 and ’13 I published 3 poetry collections. Then in the summer of 2015 Russell Blake, NYT and USA best-selling author invited me to write into his JET for Kindle Worlds. Now I have a fifth JET novella out this week, JET-Reborn. I got over my fear of failure and not being good enough, and published 2 more novellas in Toby Neal’s LEI Crime World, then 3 novels and a memoir! That totals 14 so far!

If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?

Ian Fleming author of the James Bond series. I think he sparked a whole genre of writing, action films, and entertainment. Really, it would be difficult to find anyone who’s never heard of James Bond! He paved the way for so many authors to write this type of stories which in turn became movies. Imagine how many people even to this day still watch 007! That’s a legacy!
How many books have you written? 14 Contemporary Fiction, women’s fiction, memoir/self-help, action novellas.

Is there a general theme to your stories?

There’s always a social issue or political challenge of some kind running through my stories. In the JET series, I’ve covered cyber-warfare, Mexican drug cartels, the Hong Kong Triads, ISIL, Syria WMD, Kidnapping, and the refugee crisis. The TARGET in the SUN series, social issues in Mexico like the drug cartels, human trafficking, and human rights, and love. Lie to Me: an exposé on sex for money explores sexual mores, the taboo against women paying men for sex, and love.

The titles of your published books?

The Love Fix, Love Rehab, I (Spy) Love, JET-Exposed, JET-Abducted, JET-Ultimatum, JET-Displaced and now this week JET-Reborn. The Road to San Pancho & Narco Orphans, LEI Crime KW TARGET in the SUN Winner Best in Contemporary Fiction 2017 BTRC, VANISHED in the SUN, Lie to me: an exposé on sex for money and a non-fiction/memoir LOVE The Beat Goes On

What do you consider your best/favorite line(s) you’ve written?

I think some of those lines are in Lie to me: an exposé on sex for money

A. She’d definitely crossed a professional line, but then, this is Mexico and there are no lines.
B. Ten minutes later, a little mascara, black mini, black lycra sleeveless top, gold strappy heels. Braless. Prowling clothes.
C. “Can we get together again?” Layla waited. Omar whispered in her ear. “You pay, I play.”

What is your favorite review of any one of your books?

Excerpt of a review on LOVE The Beat Goes On “This is a book every human alive should read and take away the lessons given. If I could give it ten stars, I would. It’s that good.” J. Sikes

Where can interested readers learn more about you and your books?
https://www.facebook.com/Lynda-Filler-Author-188513257895/
Author page on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Lynda-Filler/e/B00JNP2CS6

Thanks, Leta McCurry, that was a hoot! You can find Leta on FB at https://www.facebook.com/groups/417751701976803/permalink/424751547943485/?notif_id=1516388163122624&notif_t=tagged_with_story