User Profile: Jane Vogel
This user has submitted 70 translations to Watching America.
A gang of drug traffickers does not fold because of dialogue, conciliation or referenda. They have to be thrown out. [Read more]
This time, it is not only African Americans, but also white people who are joining in the rejection of police violence. [Read more]
The nature of social media has allowed Trump ... to tell an average of 16 lies or confusing messages each day on Twitter. [Read more]
The 21st century has already been proclaimed as the century of the East. COVID-19 is simply accelerating the future. [Read more]
We are simply repeating the failures of Silicon Valley. We have learned nothing. [Read more]
Unfortunately, COVID-19 ran into Donald Trump’s chaotic White House ... an administration that is proud to undermine global cooperation. [Read more]
In the event that military action escalates, will Bogota contribute? It honestly doesn’t matter. Its part of the job is already done. [Read more]
The populist model, which blames any crisis on powerful external enemies ... now adds the unstoppable force of a nasty and, for now, hopeless virus. [Read more]
COVID-19 has already destroyed the myth that Trump is a statesman who has returned the country to greatness.
This week ... the news quietly slipped past of something that many fear will be the beginning of the end of legal abortion in the U.S.
... perhaps the most significant data is that which shows President Trump with the most unfavorable rating of all the leaders included in the poll. [Read more]
Trump emerged victorious from his impeachment trial and, at the same time, out front in the polls. [Read more]
Today, political interests drive the facts. [Read more]
Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Iranian clergy and de facto head of state, openly mocked Trump on Twitter, a serious mistake that increased public pressure on a president whose base is strongly nationalist. [Read more]
If both bad politicians and bad policies can win at the ballot box, ... how much confidence should we have in constitutional democracy? [Read more]
The minister of interior and home affairs ... irresponsibly signed an agreement ... to send all those applicants for asylum in the U.S. back to Guatemala. [Read more]
The obvious question concerns Trump’s flattery and tolerance of Erdogan, even when Trump's most loyal Republican supporters firmly oppose him in this matter. [Read more]
The most confusing question concerns why Trump decided to withdraw his troops from Syria while preparing for al-Baghdadi’s capture. [Read more]
The principal fear ... is that the massive attack against the Kurds will become genocide. [Read more]
Like Mexico at first, then Guatemala and El Salvador recently, our country is now engaged in a process of raising an invisible wall to thousands. [Read more]
Approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement could reduce fear among indecisive investors for Mexico. [Read more]
There are changes that took place on Nov. 8, 2016 that can never be undone. [Read more]
[T]he the fanaticism that cost human lives on Saturday is fed by the anti-Mexican propaganda that oozes out of the White House. [Read more]
Mexico is already starting to be viewed as a grand sellout up against a Washington with the most abominable president in modern history. [Read more]
The electoral motivations behind Trump’s anti-immigration policies are well known, but there has been little discussion of their long-term sustainability. [Read more]
Migration from Central America has already unleashed disquieting flashpoints of disapproval among those for whom Donald Trump’s style of discourse provides fertile ground. [Read more]
[T]he U.S. president must know that Mexico does not feel obligated by NAFTA II to agree at all times with Washington’s decisions on matters of regional or international cooperation. [Read more]
Even though Brexit is a reflexive act meant to defend British singularity ... it meanwhile completely serves the interests of the U.S. [Read more]
Even Pat Robertson, the extreme right-wing television evangelist ... has said that Alabama has gone too far this time. [Read more]
Although typically used to pursue cases of espionage by foreign governments, the Espionage Act of 1917 has been applied repeatedly to attack journalists and their sources. [Read more]
[T]he contest will be about whether Trump deserves to continue his presidency. [Read more]
'Our investigation found multiple acts by the President that were capable of exerting undue influence over law enforcement investigations.' [Read more]
[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]