Browsing All posts tagged under »conservatives«

Heaven or Hell

April 9, 2016


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 […]

Newt Gingrich’s southern road

January 22, 2012


A couple of months ago I quoted Prof. Harold Bloom’s Omens of millennium, from 1996. In the Prologue of the book, Prof. Bloom advanced his vision of what a United States governed by Gingrich could become, and the reaction (much like the OWS movement) that may result. By that time, the then Speaker of the House was the rising star of the Conservatives and seemed unstoppable. As […]

Ahmadinejad’s tour and Clinton’s half-truths

January 10, 2012


In the board game of Geopolitics there are always two sides playing. Or more, obviously. What is not so obvious is that reputed political analysts sometimes are just re-writing the guidelines provided by just only one of the players. This is what I thought of the brief Andres Oppenheimer’s piece I had to illustrate for […]

Obama heads on to the Pacific exit door

November 25, 2011


As the events in the East side of the Atlantic show no sign of recovery from the crisis in the short-term, Obama recalls his Hawaiian roots and  a rediscovered Pacific vocation. So, he gathered some of the countries with shores in the great ocean for a conference in his natal island, and then started the usual “good […]

The Hope is gone, but OWS is coming

November 17, 2011


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 […]

Trotsky/Morozov: cyberactivism and paleo-conservatism

August 4, 2011


The prolonged crisis of Capitalism  in the core countries of the “globalized” economy has an ideological by-product in the extremist political rhetoric. Although it would be more appropriate to speak of the descent into barbarism by the publishers of the Right and the mass media. Thus, any attempt to sustain the social protection of population at […]

Sanford: save the gorilla!

January 30, 2010


It looks like South Carolina governor will make it through the end of his second term, despite his weakness for  an Argentinean girlfriend (I can empathize with him: I married mine). But who saved him from being impeached was his vice, Andre Bauer, with beauty pieces like this one: My grandmother was not a highly […]

Chile takes off (turning to the Right)

December 13, 2009


Click to enlarge The Chilean people is choosing today his leaders and the multimillionaire Sebastián Piñera (owner – between other companies – of the national airline) seems to be guiding comfortably the first round. The discolored Christian-democrat Eduardo Frei and the Socialist postmodern ‘rebel’ Marco Enríquez-Ominami dispute the privilege of entering as the option in […]

Lou Dobbs tastes the American way

September 20, 2009


What happen when a society grows to become the center of the World? It takes advantage of its dominant position over lesser countries to suck their resources by commercial and/or financial channels. And what happens when the standard of living for the peoples in those lesser countries drop down year after year? They try to […]

Honduras: Ice Age reloaded?

July 8, 2009


As a sort of corollary to my previous post, the military coup in Honduras (barely disguised as a civil replacement) is a reminder of the impending menace to Latin American democracies. While the true aims behind Zelaya’s attempt to introduce a not-binding referendum is under dispute (he is now reassuring not seeking reelection), the fact […]

Obama and the shadow of Perón

May 30, 2009


This illustration was made a week before of Obama’s appointment of a new “Tsar” to overview over the Internet neutrality and privacy safety. It was for an article (in Spanish) about a bunch of political leaders who where successful in their approach to the media technologies in their times. But I was thinking of drawing […]