April 7, 2013
Maybe a UN treaty will be as ineffective as a Vatican homily to curb arms sales. But, even in a symbolic way it is good news; or is it?
March 19, 2013
So, you wonder what kind of Pope will my fellow countryman Jorge Bergoglio (aka Francis) be? In two words: a very, very political one. Unlike his predecessor Ratzinger, this is not a man of cabinets but a man of the streets. He was the typical regular boy raised in the typical lower-medium class neighborhood […]
January 11, 2013
He may recover his health or not. You may like him or not. But he already stepped into History, no doubt. PS: Those familiarized with Political Science language may benefit from this evaluation of Chávez role in History.
December 24, 2012
No, not a bad-test-named band of the Sixties, but a bad-test reality of the financial way of keeping nations under the yoke. When Judge Thomas Griesa (an octogenarian appointed by Nixon in ’71) decided to block Argentina’s payments of its restructured debt in behalf of the “vulture funds” (demanding full payment of bonds they […]
November 11, 2012
Obama’s re-election seems to mark a turning point in American politics. A new coalition of empowered minorities (Latinos, blacks, gays and others usually regarded as “liberal-oriented”) defeated the old “white-anglo-man” dominance epitomized by the Tea Party conservatives. “No U.S. presidential candidate in coming years will be able to turn his back on Hispanics” writes […]