User Profile: Rita Oliveira Almeida
This user has submitted 26 translations to Watching America.
Trump is a responsible party in this weekend’s slaughter. [Read more]
What is presented as a commercial war is ... one of the stages upon which the emergence of a new global order is being played.
[I]t is hard to see someone like Trump elevated to a champion and freedom advocate, but it is worse to shut our eyes regarding what Huawei might mean. [Read more]
Behind this scorn for parliaments there is an inconvenient fact that national populists have tried to hide behind their rhetoric: their contempt for people and their vote. [Read more]
The red trees were compared to 'Sesame Street,' 'The Handmaid’s Tale' and The Shining.' [Read more]
[I]n an unsecure America, Trump is a skilled manager of the business of fear.
The combination of Trump’s arrogance and deceit along with the incompetence he shows is explosive in the new growing global disorder. [Read more]
America is indeed great again by the civilized way it has been resisting an unimaginable president. [Read more]
Jeff Sessions, a senator from the state of Alabama, is going to be the United States Attorney General. He is known to have supported the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants and the imposition of a moratorium on the entry of Muslims in the United States—two proposals that Donald Trump launched in his [Read more]
If we rewind the "film," we will find that all major factors of instability and disruption were already on the agenda by that time; 9/11 enhanced them, but it is also itself a consequence of it. [Read more]
Never before have there been such uneven candidates. Trump is awful. Clinton is excellent. [Read more]
In the light of history and facts, the persecution of homosexuals is a constant that is part of all totalitarian ideology. [Read more]
And since difference and freedom have as their protagonists anonymous civilians, then these are the preferred victims, no matter if they are in France, the U.S. or in any other country or continent where they exhibit it. [Read more]
It would be terrible, but probably not as bad as we hear. [Read more]
Every year, at 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6, Hiroshima is filled with thousands of visitors from all around the world. In a strange planetary communion, the crowd pays homage to the more than 100,000 Japanese who died in 1945, less than a month before the war was over. The crowd gathers in the square where, before World War II, [Read more]
The feeling of exceptionalism and mission rooted in the North American leader elite gives them self-confidence as well as arrogance. What is good for the USA is good for Europe and is good for the world. [Read more]
This time the targets of the barbarism are Western citizens and moderate Muslims. This is a common cause. [Read more]
Obama was not a disappointment. He may have failed to meet the expectations of everyone who voted for him — duh! — but since when is that mathematically and politically possible?
Obama is clever, good, generous, honest and as optimistic as he is realistic — an extremely rare combination. He will go down in [Read more]
When we look at the candidates for the White House we come across a handful of Catholics, whether Democrats or Republicans, from Martin O’Malley to Marco Rubio or from Chris Christie to Jeb Bush. [Read more]
The U.S. will again be the great power balancing Europe. [Read more]
In December 2013, at the ceremonies for Nelson Mandela’s funeral and to everyone’s astonishment, Barack Obama shook hands with Raúl Castro. At the time, people started asking: Were the old Cold War enemies about to reconcile or was it just good manners at a funeral? The answer would emerge one year later: on Dec. [Read more]
The Supreme Court examined the issue of license plates. [Read more]
There are four themes shaping tomorrow’s G-7 meeting in Bavaria. The first has to do with Russia and Ukraine, after Putin sanctioned 89 politicians and European militaries and Porochenko raised the anti-separatist alert in his last visit to parliament, using the word “invasion” to describe Russia’s next steps. [Read more]
The recent decision of the Obama administration allowing the resumption of oil drilling in the Arctic by Shell, after a long six-year process of going back and forth, is an absolutely unnecessary risk. [Read more]
Hillary Clinton will not make the same mistakes of 2008, but she has many obstacles ahead and a big uncertainty: she doesn’t know who her rivals will be. [Read more]
A new focus is needed that doesn't involve the message of bombs or bombing. [Read more]