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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. Advertisements

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, […]