Lumumba's murder - "the country's original sin" - was motivated by the U.S. desire to control the Congo's resources.
As is widely known, the present financial crisis, a crisis of the system itself, has hit parts of Europe particularly hard.
The bloodshed may be just starting.
"It has cost us almost 70-80 years to have a meeting together with peoples of the Caribbean and without the boss from the North."
Former general and president Efrain Rios Montt will face charges for genocide and crimes against humanity.