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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Judge Griesa & the Vultures

December 24, 2012

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  No, not a bad-test-named band of the Sixties, but a bad-test reality of the financial way of keeping nations under the yoke. When Judge Thomas Griesa (an octogenarian appointed by Nixon in ’71) decided to block Argentina’s payments of its restructured debt in behalf of the “vulture funds” (demanding full payment of bonds they […]