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Trump’s Trade Wars

October 25, 2018

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Since the end of the Cold War there is a big quest for a replacement to the “Spectre of Communism” as a stimulus to the economy. Speculative investment in “dot coms”or real sate showed its limits with great bursts. Globalization became good for the financial capìtal but not so for an industrial infraestructure less competitive. […]

The sad times of Ayn Rand

November 1, 2017

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“There’s a method to his madness” Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2. Perhaps what this elitist lacked was a bit of homework.

Santos wins Nobel, rejected at home

October 7, 2016

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Not always the Nobel committee chose the right guy for its Peace Prize as in this case. A member of the Colombian upper-class, Juan Manuel Santos showed the guts to betray his former mates and bet for the peace in a complex and patient negotiation with the largest guerrilla organization after more than 50 years […]

Belated tribute to Bernie Sanders

June 9, 2016

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So this seems to be the end of the road for Bernie. It went much further than assumed by most “serious” analysts and gave a shock to the “responsible” Democrats. Now that the candidacy of Hillary is secured, the system still has a task to complete: to prevent the juvenile social base mobilized following the […]

Heaven or Hell

April 9, 2016

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The “Panama Papers” affair seems to become an unexpected letdown for its promoters. While they initially highlighted the presence of “unfriendly” politicians of the like of Russia’s Putin and Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez, their names turned to be loosely  involved through other individuals. Instead,  it happen to be found other names as owners of secret offshore […]

E.U. and Mercosur hardships

March 6, 2016

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Illustration for a leading article (in Spanish) about the present state of the two blocks. While the South American one (Argentina’s Macri and Brazil’s Rousseff in the bottom line) try to overcome falling prices of commodities that are their main exports, they don’t look at their European counterpart as a model. The European Union has […]

Fidel Castro and Pope Francis

September 19, 2015

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May be when old Fidel will meet Francis he’ll remember of those Jesuit priests of his student days. Or, maybe, he’ll recall other Argentinians who played key roles in his life. Ernesto “Che” Guevara, of course; but also Jorge Masetti and Rodolfo Walsh. Masetti was the first journalist reporting the guerrilla warfare from the Sierra […]

Thank you Mr. Carter

August 22, 2015

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The news regarding James Carter’s health seems to show his politeness right to the end, giving the journalists the chance to arrange his obituary in advance. Republicans as well as a good chunk of the press indulge themselves in naming his term in office as the worst they can remember. As usual, they choose to […]

Donald Trump show the state of politics

July 4, 2015

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Miami Herald’s Andres Oppenheimer seems to be outraged by the lack of outrage among Trump’s fellow Republicans after his absurd tirade against immigrants from Mexico. I have no doubt about Andres’ sincerity in his indignation with the passive reception given to the clown’s racist outbursts and, worse than that, his rising popularity. What I doubt […]

Einstein’s tour to South America

May 19, 2015

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Ninety years ago, between March and April, 1925, Albert Einstein spent four weeks in Argentina and then another one in Uruguay and Brazil. This article (in Spanish) recall his journey here and the hectic schedule he would achieve. He was received like a “rock star” and gave a lot of conferences trying to explain his […]

Francis, Karekin II and the Armenian genocide

April 17, 2015

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Approaching the centennial of the first genocide of the Twentieth Century (which set the path for the subsequent ones) Turkey still refuses to acknowledge its responsibility, and for good reasons: there’s a claim for reparations by the victim’s relatives. If the Western nations were reluctant to press  Turkey for geopolitical reasons while there was a […]

Obama meets Castro

April 12, 2015

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Charlie Hebdo and the End of History

January 10, 2015

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In the wake of the shocking murders in Paris I was requested to write an article and an illustration for the Rio Negro daily. So, I called my beloved Escher to help me with such a task. Here is a translation of the last paragraphs I wrote: And it’s hard to consider the effects of […]

Defrosted Tango!

December 21, 2014

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A last minute interpretation of the fall of the other invisible Wall of the Cold War era.

To be woman or to be human

November 28, 2014

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Illustration for the Spanish version of this AP article on the horrific fate of being a woman in the Salvadorean “maras”