User Profile: Jane Vogel
This user has submitted 38 translations to Watching America.
[T]he Central American migration crisis, with all of its caravans, is a reflection on the U.S. abandonment of Central America after the civil wars. [Read more]
[A]t the end of the meeting, President Trump affirmed, “The United States and Brazil are also united in support of the long-suffering people of Cuba and Nicaragua.” [Read more]
[R]eciprocal trust has apparently been damaged by an opportunity that, in all truth, has been wasted.
Cheney cleared the way for his former bosses and friends to divide up the Middle East’s petroleum spoils with 9/11 as the perfect excuse. [Read more]
Mueller has made it clear that he cannot prove there was an agreement between Trump and the Russians. But that in no way exonerates Trump.
This is a different White House receiving President Duque, but one characterization of the relationship with Colombia still holds in spite of changing agendas: they are allies. [Read more]
[A] population that ... has given everything in return for injustice, scarcity, shame, disgrace and ... administrative poverty.
Protectionism drives uncertainty, which discourages inherently elusive and reluctant investment. [Read more]
For Trump, going by the book is for bureaucrats, but the new majority in the House appears willing to show him how mistaken he is. [Read more]
In my article ”Colombia, a threat?,” dated November 28, 2018, I maintained that “in Venezuela, not only has a matrix of opinion strengthened against military intervention, an ethically irrefutable position, but it is considered impossible that it will happen. I have rejected that analysis, decisively, as [Read more]
[W]hat somersaults the Trump team has to perform to escape the dangerous regional mess resulting from the gut instincts of their boss!
What did Donald Trump say about the results of the study? 'I don’t believe it.' [Read more]
If Facebook, Google, Amazon and Instagram know me better than I know myself, they will know two things: whom I will vote for in the elections but also how to make me change my vote.
A radical change for the next two years of government. [Read more]
President Trump is using the issue of the immigrant caravan to rally Republicans for the coming congressional elections. ... Pure political manipulation. [Read more]
Trump continues to try to defeat the will of the Palestinians, who refuse to accept the president's peace plan. [Read more]
It is obvious that the U.S. is not in agreement with ... Ortega’s dictatorial drift. [Read more]
To believe that silencing types like Bannon will help prevent hate from spreading ever increasingly to other citizens is to have learned nothing from Trump’s victory. [Read more]
To accept that the threats of China, Russia and Iran in the region are alarming is to resign oneself to Washington's diagnosis concerning defense and security. [Read more]
At this point in the game, it does not surprise us that Donald Trump is a jerk who says whatever he wants. [Read more]
No rational person in this country would agree with these absurd actions by the Trump administration. [Read more]
Donald Trump has devoted his term to drawing battle lines all over the place. [Read more]
For many Democrats, and some Republicans, such as John McCain, it is not ridiculous to imagine Trump as a puppet of the Kremlin’s boss. [Read more]
The net effect of the trade war is, however, negative.
[T]he decision is just the most recent in a context of contempt for multilateralism promoted by President Donald Trump since the beginning of his presidential campaign. [Read more]
Kim has taken advantage of the American president’s pathological need to be important in order to move to the next stage of his national project. [Read more]
[I]nstead of using the opportunity to propose substantial initiatives, the Mexican representatives decided to wager on maintaining the same basic terms of a treaty which was negotiated more than two decades ago. [Read more]
[T]his is a new broadside that once again raises questions about the validity of the U.S. as a signatory of international treaties. [Read more]
Albright’s observations must serve as a warning to all of us. [Read more]
[T]he foreign relations minister ... described [the US proposal] as an “impertinent” request that was dismissed immediately. [Read more]
Resorting to walls is not new; the Great Wall of China is the most famous ...Today it is simply an impressive tourist attraction near Beijing. [Read more]
Pompeo is one of the most vocal climate change deniers in Washington. [Read more]
The two great nuclear powers are face-to-face again with verbal and military aggression not seen in previous crises. [Read more]
The principal danger is that the war ... will extend to Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq instead of ending in a diplomatic solution, still improbable, in which Moscow and not Washington takes the baton.
Devin Nunes and his colleagues are doing the devil’s work ... all to protect Donald Trump. It is a shameless and alarming strategy, not seen in the United States, even in the darkest times of Richard Nixon. [Read more]
While Donald Trump dallies around with those attacking the mass media, European governments and digital platforms worry about fake news. [Read more]
<i>The unanswered question of whether Mexico will continue to rely on NAFTA to place its products in duty-free markets generates more speculation than realistic responses. A final answer will come from the decisions made in the three capitals involved. There are various possibilities. The first of these, disconnecting [Read more]
[T]his is a president in reverse gear. But as he rolls backward without the rearview mirror of experience, he could run over anything. [Read more]