User Profile: Marie Winnick
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<b>(Chicago)</b> It’s the afternoon of July 15, 1933, when 24 Savoia-Marchetti S.55 hydroplanes descend on the smooth, flat waters of Lake Michigan, before the city of Chicago. They have just completed one of the greatest feats in the history of aviation by flying in locked formation from Rome to the United States, [Read more]
Charlottesville is a peaceful little town; one of those built with red brick at the end of the 19th century and barely changed over time. Yet a statue of the Southern general, Robert E. Lee, has shaken up life in this small town. The American left considers it a symbol of racism and wants to remove it. Their project [Read more]
The United States’ strategy in the Middle East can be well understood by the use of its bases on its allies’ land. The presence of a U.S. outpost in a country is always an indication of significance, but the withdrawal from one base to another is an especially unequivocal sign of major changes taking place.
The bulk of the American public believes that the United States government is involved in mass surveillance of its own citizens. [Read more]
With the nomination of Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, U.S. foreign policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran and adversaries such as Russia, China and North Korea is certainly bound to become more aggressive. President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to withdraw the United States [Read more]
With the War on Terror officially on the back burner, Russia and China have once again become the United States’ preferred “rivals,” being the superpowers in competition with America for world dominance. President Donald Trump himself made it official during his first speech on national security strategy last [Read more]
In the United States, where 80 percent of the world’s opioids are consumed, overdose deaths have now surpassed those caused by car accidents and shootings. [Read more]
Donald Trump is the first U.S. president to have participated in the March for Life.* The event actually began 45 years ago, but no president has ever taken part in the demonstration until today. During his speech to the American pro-life activists, Trump established “National Sanctity of Human Life Day,” restating [Read more]
The synchronicity between the Vatican and Vladimir Putin, in terms of foreign policy, is visibly growing. [Read more]
Are these truly acts of corruption or ones involving serious political accountability of the Clintons? Or are they both? It is too soon to tell. [Read more]
The problem is that U.S. strategy has proven to be a failure. With spreading instability, those who have felt threatened have found an interested spokesman in Putin. [Read more]
News of the Iranian fleet’s arrival in the Gulf of Mexico clearly has the flavor of a political and media response to the latest tensions regarding Iran, especially in the Persian Gulf. [Read more]
Jeff Bezos seems to have amassed incalculable power over the last few years. [Read more]
Jenna Abrams could merely be the opening of a Pandora’s box. [Read more]
Today ... it seems almost well established that there is a private paramilitary system that exists for engagement in wars or crisis scenarios. [Read more]
The news that thousands of mercenaries were being trained to invade Qatar shows how essential these contractor companies are becoming in contemporary warfare. [Read more]
Finally, the results have been confirmed. Judge Roy Moore, endorsed by the American “alt-right”* and Steve Bannon, has managed to prevail in the Alabama Republican senatorial primary. He defeated Luther Strange, the candidate of both the Republican establishment and of President Trump.
The judge became famous [Read more]
The rise of Trump, the Republican Party’s outsider, allowed for the growth of the "alternative-right"* movement ... Those “irredeemable” people represent a large segment of Americans. [Read more]
Since his return to power, Vladimir Putin has sought to return Russia to the role of a superpower on the world’s stage. [Read more]
Terrorism has brought bloodshed to the streets of Europe again, this time hitting Barcelona. A van in the crowd and at least 13 dead, according to official police estimates. More than a dozen injured and blood flowing on the sidewalk of the famous Las Ramblas boulevard, the heart of the Catalonian city. Once again, the [Read more]
China uses North Korea as a pawn for its own interests, bearing in mind that the reunification of the Korean Peninsula under the U.S. flag would be a possibility to absolutely avoid. [Read more]
The responsibility for attacking the Syrian base ultimately falls on Trump, but this back story negates the theory that it was the real estate tycoon’s own initiative, being the showman that he is. [Read more]
Week after week, the rift between President Donald J. Trump and the world of American corporate media grows increasingly wider. The occupant of the White House and the main U.S. TV networks and newspapers are on two separate planes, still interacting with the same iron fist they’ve had since the first months of the [Read more]
This Wednesday, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, published a series of tweets. In these, he abandoned his role as an adviser to the group formed by Trump, which has the aim of assisting him with economic strategy dossiers and which also includes CEOs of companies such as JPMorgan Chase & Company, The Walt Disney [Read more]
Who does the United States’ first billionaire president turn to when he needs advice? To other billionaires, so says today’s Jerusalem Post. And the two billionaires whom Donald Trump trusts most, especially when needing to define America’s policy with Israel, are Sheldon Adelson and Ronald Lauder.
Trump's strategy is ... likely to lead to a further polarization of the income distribution and wealth in the United States over the long term. [Read more]
For three months, far more civilians were killed in raids by the U.S. and Saudi-led coalition than by the air raids of Assad and Putin [Read more]
Counterterrorism efforts should prioritize imagination, understood as the evolutionary study of threats. [Read more]
“’We must create a global community that works for everyone … ’ Mark Zuckerberg’s letter-manifesto is packed with good intentions and ideas that are often commendable, sometimes questionable, and almost always general. It was posted online to realign Facebook’s trajectory in an era in which its original [Read more]
Here are two pieces of terrible news for anyone who was expecting, given the preconditions, a rapid reconciliation between the Kremlin and Washington: the resignation of General Michael Flynn, national security adviser and the closest man to Moscow from Donald Trump’s entourage, and the White House’s statement on [Read more]
The war in Yemen ... is taking on a much broader scenario in which the interests of international powers are engaged. Every move Trump makes in the coming days and months will have direct consequences. [Read more]
Never before in American history has the CIA stood up to boycott a president-elect and contest the democratic process. [Read more]
This Monday in the United States should be a peaceful day of democracy. The Electoral College will meet in the capital of each state to elect the president by duplicating the popular vote. It is usually a formality but this time there’s a risk of it not being so. One of the best American commentators, Paul Craig [Read more]
Every now and then, the United States reviews its military posture. This has been the case following recent orders from its commander in chief, Barack Obama. The Pentagon has unveiled a new war plan, and has been given the green light. They say that their motive is austerity, but the truth is something else entirely. [Read more]
Obama is gaining political strength with the tumultuous failure of a crude political maneuver by the Republican leadership and the "tea party" in the House of Representatives. Confronted by a new provocation from the extreme right, President Barack Obama is ending his year with a provisional, though strategically [Read more]
He was one of the groundbreakers who ascertained that art is the perfect tool to change reality. Child labor, emigration and the terrible living conditions of the working class in the United States at the start of the 20th century were the motif and constant source of inspiration for Lewis Hine (Wisconsin, 1874-New [Read more]
With moderate rhetoric focused on economic recovery and a promising future amidst the crisis, [Obama] appealed to the middle class, who he must depend on for victory in November. [Read more]
After “Super Tuesday,” in which Republican primaries were held in 10 states, the outlook remains uncertain as to who will run against Barack Obama. Even though Mitt Romney was victorious in six states, the ex-governor of Massachusetts is still far from securing the 1,144 delegates needed to be nominated at the [Read more]
Central America and Mexico, the... regions that accommodate [drug] trafficking routes, are being incrementally destroyed. [Read more]
The killer that we call Jerusalem no longer abides by the orders of its proprietors and sponsors. Ironically, Washington is being dragged by one of its pawns into a war that will set fire to the Middle East. [Read more]
U.S. president Barack Obama will dedicate April to Latin America. He is scheduled to host his Mexican and Brazilian counterparts in the White House and to travel to Colombia in the middle of the month to take part in the Summit of the Americas.
This Monday, Obama will meet with Mexican president Felipe Calderon for [Read more]
A statistic released on Mar. 29 has shocked the international medical community: According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every 88 children in this country suffers from some form of autism spectrum disorder. The number indicates a 78 percent increase since 2000 and was made known 48 hours [Read more]
Along the Mexico-United States border, there are 54 crossings and international bridges where the majority of commercial trade between the two countries takes place.
International trade between the United States and Mexico has intensified since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the 90s, and [Read more]
As if it were not a scientific issue, two United States university institutes have taken an opinion poll on climate change. A survey conducted through the Project on Climate Change Communication (Yale) and the Center for Climate Change Communication (George Mason) shows that a clear majority of North Americans (69 [Read more]
This Tuesday (Nov. 6), current President Barack Obama of the Democratic Party defeated his opponent, Republican candidate Mitt Romney, in the general election for the presidency of the United States of America.
Although Obama won the general election and maintained the majority in the Senate, the Republicans still [Read more]
Obama has to be wary that any one of his responses could be interpreted or pegged with the U.S. pop culture stereotype of the 'angry black man.' [Read more]
A few days ago, Irish journalist Ed Vulliamy declared that “the responsibility for the deaths of journalists and the suffering of the Mexican people falls directly on the financial sector of London and Wall Street.”* This statement, made during the presentation of his book [Amexica] in the Mexican state of [Read more]
BOGOTA — JPMorgan Chase, one of the most important financial institutions in the United States, is now in the eye of the hurricane following the civil lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. This lawsuit is the result of numerous “toxic” or high-risk mortgage frauds at the hands of Bear [Read more]
“You know how much I raised to run against Gerald Ford? Zero. You know how much I raised to run against Ronald Reagan? Zero. You know how much will be raised this year by all presidential, Senate and House campaigns? $6 billion. That’s 6,000 millions.”
Those were the words of former president Jimmy Carter in [Read more]
Obama’s United States is paying for the deep resentment that the Arab world has held since the years of George W. Bush. [Read more]
To uphold this example of the vile scourge of terrorism, or maybe better said, to punish the example: our people. [Read more]
President Barack Obama has been announced as the Democratic candidate for re-election. His supporters have displayed signs that read, “Osama is dead, GM is alive.” This slogan highlights two central points of the current president’s term. Despite the rhetoric of his Republican adversaries over the “war” on [Read more]
<i>A tea party Congressman has humiliated the Republican presidential candidate in the United States.</i>
Emboldened by the responses that their ideology has been receiving in the U.S. presidential election campaigns, some members of the tea party are proving that on the path of reactionary extremism, things can [Read more]
The United States will mourn repeatedly for the victims of shootings carried out by madmen. The responsibility for these events, however, hangs over the entire country. [Read more]
Few stories of success or failure happen by accident. In Spain, we have worked actively toward ruin and we still haven’t learned.
To take the reins in a country is not exactly the same as leading a family or a business. However, it is worth attesting to the golden principles of investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist [Read more]
Founder and Director of the Contras, the anti-Sandinista Guerrillas [Read more]
It had been predicted, and now the United States Census Bureau says that the moment has arrived: 50.4 percent of all babies born in the country are Latino, black, Asian or another minority. Calculations anticipate that by July 1, there will be 52 million Latinos (or Hispanics, as they are called in the U.S.) among the [Read more]
Adolfo Calero Portocarrero, one of the top leaders of the Nicaraguan Resistance (better known as the Contra), died yesterday morning at the age of 80 due to chronic pneumonia.
At the funeral mass held by his family, he was described as a “patriot” by Arnoldo Aleman Lacoyo and as an “architect of democracy” by [Read more]
On Dec. 3 of last year, Jorge Castaneda wrote in El País that there is a mystery surrounding Oswald’s presence in Mexico before the Kennedy assassination, and that the U.S. tried to quell suspicions about Cuba’s involvement in the assassination. I had read Paul Gregory’s Nov. 7 article in The New York Times, [Read more]
That the Republicans’ political calculation has become the final hope for those on their way to becoming the most influential minority in this country is something that incites sarcasm and outrage. [Read more]
<i>The petition against the Canadian singer is rekindling the controversy that suggests the law in the United States is not equal for all immigrants.</i>
To deport or not to deport Justin Bieber? This is the dilemma presented by those who believe that the law is not equal for all immigrants in the United States when [Read more]
MEXICO CITY - The movie "The Wolf of Wall Street," directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is coming with a wave of controversy this Friday to the theaters of Mexico after its premiere in the United States.
The movie is based on Jordan Belfort’s book by the same name. It tells the story of how [Read more]
One of the most important thinkers of the 20th century has died. Meager words are like a drop of water in comparison to the immensity of his contributions, which, on an analytical basis, have allowed for a better understanding of how we humans and our most personal organizational structures — like family and business [Read more]
The U.S. can’t admit that Palestinian-Israeli peace talks may be a journey to nowhere. [Read more]
In recent years, there has been obvious economic and upward social mobility among the new minority groups. [Read more]
In 1947, the North American mathematician Nobert Wiener, chose the word in his book "Cybernetics." He chose it to give a name not to an existing science, but to a future science project that would be responsible for studying the handling and operation of the sophisticated electronic systems that would arise from the [Read more]
Ambassador Eduardo Medina Mora maintained today that the capture of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman was a Mexican victory, a display of the “maturity” of Mexico’s manner of cooperation with the United States, and that his extradition will fulfill the interests of both countries.
In an interview with the TV channel [Read more]