Browsing All posts tagged under »Latin America«

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 […]

Putin’s media censorship

February 24, 2012

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I know this is hardly fresh news, as it was distributed by agencies in December. But I had to illustrate its Spanish translation a lot later. I find interesting to link the efforts by Russian bloggers to overcome TV censorship trough the Net with other reports about the government hiring hackers and trolls aiming to […]

9/11 “lemming syndrome”

September 11, 2011

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After the 9/11 attacks, the hysteria for retaliation led the American people into the abyss of unending war, lost of civil liberties, moral debacle, monstrous debt and economic chaos. Bin Laden couldn’t dream of a biggest success. I’m not arguing here with the “truth” about who actually was the mastermind behind the attacks. I’m answering […]

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 […]

Who’s afraid of a Palestinian State?

January 22, 2011

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On Feb.16 a summit to be held at Lima, Peru will be attended by 9 South American leaders and 11 Arab chiefs of state to discuss a proposal of declaration by the first, recognizing an independent Palestinian State. Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia  recently recognized a Palestine State along borders prior to the 1967 war, […]

Dilma Rousseff: guerrilla then, president now

December 11, 2010

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In a few days Dilma Roussef will be sworn as the first woman elected president of Brazil and its almost 200 million citizens. With a past in the guerrilla warfare against a Western supported dictatorship, she was imprisoned and tortured. And she doesn’t regret.