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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.

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 […]

The Washington paradox

November 21, 2014

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Here’s the biggest irony of Tuesday’s mid-term elections: the U.S. government will continue demanding that Mexico, Colombia and other countries fight the marijuana trade as part of its “war on drugs,” while Washington voters have just approved making pot legal in the U.S. capital. I’d add to another irony: as fewer people goes to ballots […]

Merkel’s nest of neonazis

May 6, 2013

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The trial of a neonazi group set to start today in Munich threatens to turn into a trial of the Chancellor Merkel’s government itself. During a ten years long raid the so-called National Socialist Underground assassinated ten people (mostly Turkish immigrants) without being investigated by the German police in spite of a number of clues […]

Latino Power is on the march

November 11, 2012

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  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 […]

Rajoy tightens Spain’s belt

July 23, 2012

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This is funny (sort of): Socialist opposition leader Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba accused the government of acting as a puppet to Brussels with so much belt-tightening at a time when so many people in Spain are out of work. Who would believe that Perez Rubalcaba was the government a few months ago and walked in the […]

Amigo Mitt!

June 22, 2012

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Mitt Romney address to the Latino community sounds like a used candy wrapped into a new bundle of void words as he has nothing to offer to immigrant workers deprived of their human rights. Three weeks ago the Miami Herald’s columnist Andrés Oppenheimer (who came from Argentina) advanced his skepticism in regards to Romney’s efforts, […]

Romney, Santorum want to be the next sheriff

March 1, 2012

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The new front-runner couple of Republican would-be candidates to the Presidency of the United States proclaimed their support of the “Arizona model” for immigration policy. Which is no other than a police managed policy. As the Oppenheimer article points out, the “model” might be applied beyond its primary target (Latino working-class immigrants) all the way […]

Romney-Gingrich push the issues

February 1, 2012

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This cartoon was intended for the Spanish translation of this article. While the original purpose was to discuss the respective positions on the immigration issue, maybe somebody can find it adequate for the present situation in the Republican party at large.

Newt Gingrich’s southern road

January 22, 2012

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A couple of months ago I quoted Prof. Harold Bloom’s Omens of millennium, from 1996. In the Prologue of the book, Prof. Bloom advanced his vision of what a United States governed by Gingrich could become, and the reaction (much like the OWS movement) that may result. By that time, the then Speaker of the House was the rising star of the Conservatives and seemed unstoppable. As […]

Obama heads on to the Pacific exit door

November 25, 2011

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As the events in the East side of the Atlantic show no sign of recovery from the crisis in the short-term, Obama recalls his Hawaiian roots and  a rediscovered Pacific vocation. So, he gathered some of the countries with shores in the great ocean for a conference in his natal island, and then started the usual “good […]

The Hope is gone, but OWS is coming

November 17, 2011

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When I was asked to illustrate an article about the problems faced by Obama that render him overwhelmed I couldn’t help it but remembered the Time magazine’s cover that shocked me out back in 1978: A few days later, as I started reading a longtime procrastinated book by Harold Bloom (Omen of Millennium, translated into […]

Fiesta! The Republican Piñata

September 14, 2011

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Andres  Oppenheimer complains that the Republican Debate shows a prevalent hostility towards Hispanic immigration (both legal and illegal). As an Argentine journalist who ventured  successfully in the United States, he feels hurt and predicts a grim performance for any of the GOP candidates in the 2012 elections: My opinion: In their quest for support of their […]

Trotsky/Morozov: cyberactivism and paleo-conservatism

August 4, 2011

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The prolonged crisis of Capitalism  in the core countries of the “globalized” economy has an ideological by-product in the extremist political rhetoric. Although it would be more appropriate to speak of the descent into barbarism by the publishers of the Right and the mass media. Thus, any attempt to sustain the social protection of population at […]