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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 […]

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 […]

The real meaning of Brazil’s elections

October 5, 2014

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The elections that take place in the largest country in South America are crucial to the future of the region. What is at stake is whether the economy will be held by political parties elected by their constituents or by the big business through a puppet figure promoted by an overwhelming campaign of the  media.

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 […]

No red carpet for Dilma

April 10, 2012

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The visit by Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff to USA’s Barak Obama was preceded by non-optimistic omens. The announced lack of “state visit” status granted to Rousseff” trip hurt Brazilian ambitions of being recognized as a mayor player in world affairs. Then, there are a series of economic disputes in a time when each country has to […]

USA, Latin America and the End of Globalization

December 22, 2011

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Two decades ago, when the Soviet Union imploded, the prevalent opinion in the press as well as in the Academy, was that time had arrived for a unified or “globalized” world. In tune with this spirit, a series of “global” forums and institutions turned to become a regular feature. Some of them (like the World […]

Obama goes “the South American way”

January 29, 2011

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As Barack Obama is adjusting details for his first trip to Latin America (South of Mexico) in March, questions raise about the scales scheduled and the motifs behind. First questions deal with the jump from Brazil to Chile , ignoring Argentina –which lies in between. Diplomatic explanations don’t keep at bay the local opposition from […]