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Sepp Blatter

June 3, 2015

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Getting ready for the magazine’s cover. Advertisements

World Cup: soccer, stars and money

July 4, 2014

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The World Cup entering its final stages gives some food to chew.  As a beautiful sport this cup showed some improvement. Mainly from some “lesser” participants while some of the “big ones” showed the  poisonus side of money: as they can buy players they fail to promote local youngs to the front. England, Spain and […]

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 […]

Diego Maradona, the Hand of God

July 26, 2010

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Diego Maradona is one of the most exciting and disconcerting characters of our time, not just in sports. Truly the greatest soccer player of his generation in a time when the game went to full globalization, he chose to contend the bureaucrats at the international management board (FIFA) for the sake of the players and […]

Mandela, you can’t eat the ball

July 16, 2010

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While the eyes of soccer fans throughout the world focused on the emotion and the glitter coming from South Africa, few  were aware of the grim realities of poverty and xenophobia behind. Mainly against immigrants from other African countries crammed in buildings abandoned by its white owners, lacking water and services of any kind. By […]

Of myths, heroes and sports

May 28, 2010

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Note: This translated version of the originally published in Spanish by the “Rio Negro” daily of Argentina was slightly adapted for non Argentinean readers. The last paragraph became edited for “space needs” and added here. The Media turned the athletes into the mythical heroes of our time, displacing the Great Men with which the secular […]