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A Noble Visit to Cuba and a Summit in Question

April 14, 2009 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

The venerable marble of the Washington Capitol was shaken by the words of the delegation of the Black Caucus of the United States Congress the same day of their return from Havana. “It is time to open dialogue with Cuba . . . we are convinced, like President Raúl Castro, that the normalization of the relations [Read more]

The Long Distance from Bretton Woods to Canary Wharf

April 7, 2009 // La crónica de hoy - Mexico - Spanish

More than half a century after emerging from the ashes and dishonor of World War 2, it is expected that the great powers would sit at the table with a group of countries that rose from this model, with all its faults, limitations and injustices. Otherwise known as Bretton Woods, as one would prefer to clarify, [Read more]

Nuclear Disarmament: Yes, but for Everyone

April 6, 2009 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

Yesterday, in a speech given to a crowd in Prague, United States President Barack Obama reintroduced as a priority for the international agenda the theme of global nuclear disarmament. This issue has remained in the background since dissolution of the Eastern bloc and the Soviet Union, despite existing stockpiles of [Read more]

G-20: In the Right Direction

April 3, 2009 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

As a result of the summit meeting held in London, G-20 leaders announced the enactment of a plan to reactivate the world economy that includes an injection of a trillion dollars to global finances (three quarters of which will go to the countries most affected by the catastrophe in progress) and measures to prevent [Read more]

The Betrayal

April 2, 2009 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

[Calderon] is turning over function of the Mexican government to the United States.

U.S. Portrait of Mexico

March 31, 2009 // Excelsior - Mexico - Spanish

I returned from the United States (U.S.) with a concern: that country’s television coverage of Mexico. During my trip, I watched several reports on television networks and news channels. In all of them, I observed coverage that is alarmist, strident, unbalanced and lacking in subtlety. Clearly, all the stories I [Read more]

Acting with Dignity

March 31, 2009 // Excelsior - Mexico - Spanish

If there are groups operating here who introduce drugs onto American soil and others there distributing it, it is worth asking why the United States has not declared a corresponding war against drug trafficking.

Economic Crisis, Political Crisis

March 28, 2009 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

Speaking to diplomats during a conference in Moscow, U.N. Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon expressed his concern over the possibility that the current situation (the conversion of the U.S. financial crisis to a major world economic crisis) will result in a global political crisis. Clearly, when hunger, poverty, health [Read more]
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