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September 2014

The Eternal War

September 29, 2014 // Tal Cual Digital - Venezuela - Spanish

Many a naive, lovesick woman has asked her suitor to protect his masculine health in order to avoid undesired pregnancy. However, the young man has usually left that protective accessory in his house, and his inclination, if consumed by the fires of passion, is not necessarily to get dressed again and run out to get [Read more]

Privacy 2.0: The Italian Record

September 29, 2014 // L'Opinione delle Liberta - Italy - Italian

In the 2.0 world, the protection of personal data appears to have become today's hot topic. Very recently, Navi Pillay, U.N. high commissioner for human rights, maintained that digital surveillance has become a dangerous habit rather than an extraordinary measure, maintaining that those rights guarded offline should be [Read more]

What Could Have Been, but Was Not

September 29, 2014 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

He now appears in pictures as an old man, grown gray under the burden of frustrations, now so far away from the celebratory music that accompanied his entry into the glory of that distant kingdom, while the music and the kingdom fade away into the misfortune-laden air.

Oil and Budget

September 29, 2014 // El Comercio - Ecuador - Spanish

International oil prices have experienced a steady downward trend since June. Two indicators are causing concern for Ecuador and could impact the National Treasury. The West Texas Intermediate, which is the crude marker for our country, has fallen at the start of September to $93 after having been more than $102 per [Read more]

Wall Street, Flooded

September 29, 2014 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

Yesterday and for the second day in a row, thousands of demonstrators protested on Wall Street, the financial district of New York and the center of the world's finances, to denounce the connection between capital speculation and global climate change, as well as to request that world leaders take decisive and urgent [Read more]

The Climate Summit

September 29, 2014 // La Razón - Bolivia - Spanish

Today in New York, 120 heads of state and government met for the Climate Summit. The goal of this meeting, whose observance is part of the 69th United Nations General Assembly, is to define the bases of the new treaty against climate change, which should begin to develop at the end of this year in Lima and be finalized [Read more]

Two Military Actions, Two Continents

September 29, 2014 // El Nuevo Diario - Nicaragua - Spanish

President Obama announced that he will send 3,000 American soldiers to Africa in order to assist in the fight against Ebola. The virus has caused more than 2,400 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Senegal and Nigeria. He also announced the formation of a military coalition composed of 40 countries in order to [Read more]

The Enigmas of Obama

September 29, 2014 // El Mundo - El Salvador - Spanish

I sympathized with Barack Obama not because I campaigned in the Democratic Party (nor in the Republican Party; as a journalist, I try to remain impartial), nor did I sympathize because the shameful past of the United States hurts me with regard to racial discrimination. No. He seemed to be an honest leader who would [Read more]
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