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May 2010

The U.S. Is Ibero-American Too

May 30, 2010 // El Diario - Spain - Spanish

The Sunday edition of El Mundo published data from the 2010 Ibero-American Governance Barometer — an opinion poll conducted by Sigma Dos since 1992 and that this year had 11,707 participants in 21 countries. Certain questions garner some attention, but in general, the responses do not stray too far from what can be [Read more]

Obama’s Lessons from the Oil Leak

May 30, 2010 // Frankfurter Rundschau - Germany - German

Barack Obama isn’t the president America wants in charge of the oil spill crisis. As a methodical thinker, he prefers to take his time before making decisions. The rational intellectual isn’t apt to be a comforter and consoler. In times of crisis, the people want a hands-on man of action who radiates confidence and [Read more]

Obama’s National Security Strategy

May 30, 2010 // Pagina 12 - Argentina - Spanish

The new security strategy released yesterday by the Obama administration points to al-Qaida as the principal enemy, but excludes the expression “war on terror,” insisting that the use of force alone cannot guarantee security for the United States. The White House yesterday published its “National Security [Read more]

The Mexican Tragedy

May 30, 2010 // Estadao - Brazil - Brazilian Portuguese

The special report series “Mexico at War,” published on Sunday in this newspaper, shows the weakness of the state institutions of this big nation, invaded by drug cartels. The country is living its biggest crisis since the Revolution of 1910, as reports the journalist Fausto Macedo. Since 2007, when the [Read more]

Ménage à Trois — ou à Quatre

May 30, 2010 // Le Monde - France - French

If the U.S. President is the head of the palace, then the Senate is his legitimate wife and the House of Representatives is his first concubine .... the lobbyists are lovers ....

Obama’s Unwavering Commitment to the Far Right

May 30, 2010 // El Nacional - Dominican Republic - Spanish

In front of a group of young cadets, many of whom will be sent to Iraq or Afghanistan, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke of the need to shape a world order in which diplomacy and the military might of the United States prevails. All the major news agencies stressed Obama’s multilateral vision, in contrast to the [Read more]
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