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Francis and Kirill to mend Christianity

February 12, 2016

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Cuba seems to be a key place for Pope Francis. This time for a meeting with Russian Patriarch, Kirill. The encounter has been prepared along twenty years. So, if you are eager to know if Christianity will be unified again after one thousand years of divisions, don’t hold your breathe. Advertisements

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 […]

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 […]

(Happy?) New Year

October 12, 2014

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If you think this was a horrible year for Peace in the Middle East, think twice. In the future it may be worse. The Forward’s JJ Goldberg learned that Bibi is transforming intelligence branches across Israel to become acquiescent unanimously with his belligerent way to live with their neighbors. And he is able to do […]

A Pope in Rio

July 21, 2013

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The New York Times provides a good background to Pope Francis trip to Brazil. I’m coincident on the “social justice” rhetoric he will show to the youngsters  gathering there. A point to take into account is that “electronic evangelists”  in Brazil collect huge sums from Sao Paulo’s industrial bosses. Protestants are strong in political parties […]

Pope Francis carries a heavy burden

June 17, 2013

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So, it seems “our” man in The Vatican’s first public action (besides kissing babies) is to acknowledge the real existence of a “gay lobby”  in the house; and to confront it. By chance, the very first task I predicted was elected to comply. Oh, well; what can I know after all? I’m just a middle […]

Pope Francis goes to Rome

March 19, 2013

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  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 […]