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December 2014

Armed To Go to Wal-Mart

December 31, 2014 // La Presse - Canada - French

I went to bed last night with this question: Why would a mother, accompanied by her children and other members of her family, ever feel the need to put a loaded gun in her handbag to go shopping in a Wal-Mart in an Idaho region best known for its potatoes? This morning, I read this more or less satisfying response, [Read more]

The US, the Dominican Liberation Party and 2016

December 31, 2014 // El Nacional - Dominican Republic - Spanish

What I'm proposing here isn't science fiction. It's not a chapter from a century-old mystery novel or Edgar Allen Poe's tale of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." It's about a very real situation that shows signs of a plot against the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD). I'm referring to the consistent comments made [Read more]

The Divine Surprise

December 31, 2014 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

After a half-century of relations based on dirty tricks and political anger, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro have opted for normalization. In fact, unless there are major setbacks from the U.S. Congress, the embargo — the formidable weapon — as well as the remnants of the Cold War should be put in [Read more]

A New Era

December 30, 2014 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The pragmatism between Obama and Castro is opening the path of normalization between the United States and Cuba.
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