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2017

Waiting for The ‘Trump Effect’

January 7, 2017 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The future, including the economic future, tends to largely resemble the present. Economic projections are made as if they are preludes of fabulous changes, but most of them, if not all, are simple extrapolations of what is already known today. Real, significant economic or political changes are unpredictable; in fact, [Read more]

Alt-right

January 6, 2017 // Liberation - France - French

Behind this abbreviation, which sounds like a keyboard shortcut or a punk subgenre, many see merely a euphemism for an old demon well known to the United States: white supremacy. Others see rather a mutant fringe of the extreme right, born and bred in the United States. Here in France, this “alternative right” [Read more]

The Grinch Defeated Santa Claus

January 6, 2017 // La Crónica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

The enemy of the Christmas spirit got away with it. He converted Christmas Eve into a long evening of shared worries for the future of humanity and of this country. The Grinch has allies, really accomplices, in the highest circles of power. One of the most dangerous wet blankets, Donald Trump, infused with the [Read more]

Has the Cold War 2.0 Begun?

January 6, 2017 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

<i>Trump versus Putin on the issue of nuclear weapons. As expected, the president-elect of the United States made a highly irresponsible statement: "Let it be an arms race." An irresponsible statement that, moreover, is highly useful to Vladimir Putin.</i> Former President Ronald Reagan is lauded in official U.S. [Read more]
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