“Mutantism on the March” :Chapter 37 “Green Cross Public Relations vs. Reality”

Nicaragua was embroiled in a fiendish mess. Detroit manufactured Cadillac’s whizzed by the begging hordes occasionally tossing a few worthless coins not for charitable purposes but rather for a laugh at these dirty and rank smelling masses. Charity was big business for Hartford Connecticut based Green Cross. A leaked report by a team of investigative Nicaraguan journalists, later found dead outside Managua with their severed heads attached to poles, exposed a salacious little fact that Green Cross was selling Nicaraguan blood for a tidy profit in the United States. It was also suggested more information was to be released concerning the Green Cross acting as an organ broker in Europe. So in fact Nicaragua was being bled dry in many ways. The poverty was augmenting weekly and surpassing dismal Central American averages. A fair comment could be made the nation was in the hands of greedy profit mongers with a goal of squeezing out every sellable commodity from Nicaragua.

Squid was well in tune with the squalor of Nicaragua being briefed by Santa Claus and through the reading of reports of gringo charities operating in Nicaragua “explaining” the miserable conditions. This poverty, filth and disease was all the more appalling given that across the street were gated and guarded mansions. Green Cross was the dominant charitable organization operating in the country. Squid’s contacts told him Green Cross was expanding from blood selling and organ brokering to child abduction to placate the demand of the northern infertiles. Green Cross was nothing but another gringo “corporation” operating in the middle of a stinking moral and economic cesspool. The Green Cross in many eyes were nothing but apologists for the real gringo culprits. It was time something was done.

With some volunteers Squid researched the goings on of Green Cross, It wasn’t long before the secret police discovered what Squid was up to and in a surprising move the government praised his efforts to make Nicaragua a stronger country and a kinder one to its citizens. They also gave him some friendly advice that he was wasting his time as the junta had formed an investigative committee to “investigate” Green Cross charitable work so he would be their guest at a luxurious government villa (under house arrest) for a week after which he would be flown to New Delhi. Squid escaped house arrest and undercover finished his research some three weeks later culminating in a devastating report.

Rufus Moonhead was the brains behind the Green Cross in Nicaragua operating under the name Booker T. Whilmot. Yes Moonhead, as you may remember, was chased out of the United States for numerous criminal activities including bribery, fraud and smuggling much exposed by Squid himself. Moonhead had fled to Nicaragua initially drinking vast quantities of beer and becoming acquainted with every prostitute both male and female in Nicaragua.

Some friendly United States senators with links to the CIA, advised Moza of the whereabouts of Moonhead and his potential for protecting a country surrounded by communism. Moza’s agents found Moonhead dead drunk at the Intercontinental Hotel in Managua. After sobering him up they escorted him to the presidential place to Moza who was impressed with a jewel of a find. A gringo that had swindled fellow gringos out of millions! Moonhead resigned his position at the Green Cross after being offered a consultancy position on the Nicaraguan Public Advertising Commission. Thinking he would lead a life of languishing drunkenness and attempting to avoid STDs  he was brought back to life with a license to swindle. His first task was to solicit the ears and sympathies of several large United States corporations such as Unifoods, Murky Express and Green Cross. Big plans were afoot.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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