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The U.S. in Cuba

February 28, 2010 // La Cronica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

The United States will never stop being a warlike power. Manifest Destiny will not disappear because it is a pillar of the nation chosen by God to govern the world.

The Anti-War against Drugs

February 28, 2010 // La Crónica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

Barack Obama said it himself: “I think the War on Drugs has been an utter failure. I think we need to rethink and decriminalize our marijuana laws, but I’m not somebody who believes in legalization of marijuana. I do believe we need to rethink how we’re operating in the drug wars — we’re not doing a good [Read more]

Obama: A lot of Attention

February 26, 2010 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

The message regarding Barack Obama’s State of the Union address before Congress this past Jan. 27 is a clear warning for Mexico. The government of Felipe Calderon cannot maintain the same position of passivity while faced with the consequences of the economic crisis and the new conditions that will govern henceforth, [Read more]

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell If You’re Gay

February 24, 2010 // La Cronica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

Barack Obama promised to address the issue during his campaign. For 12 months, it was not addressed. But now, 17 years after the establishment of the “don't ask, don't tell” policy — which forbids those who want to be in the military to speak of their sexual orientation — the president has decided that it is [Read more]

Afghanistan: War Crimes

February 19, 2010 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

The Obama administration's actions in Afghanistan are not much different from those of his predecessor, George W. Bush, in Iraq. By transferring the superpower’s military priorities from the Arab country to Afghan territory, Obama has practically taken, intact, the predatory and genocidal model that the Texan had practiced on Iraqi soil.

Our Wager on Obama

February 10, 2010 // La Cronica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

It is hard to imagine an indifference greater than George W. Bush’s toward what happens outside the borders of the United States, but Barack Obama is at pains to demonstrate even greater and maybe even record-breaking lackadaisical attitude. In just over one year in power, the president predestined to bury the [Read more]

Obama Wages War Against Speculation and Interest

January 30, 2010 // La Cronica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

United States President Barack Obama is really angry with Wall Street, and especially with the banks. He complained, among other things, about the brutally high compensation for executives. This contrasts starkly with the poverty of their businesses, which are practically in bankruptcy. He has also noted the excesses [Read more]

The Conservative Supreme Court

January 30, 2010 // Excelsior - Mexico - Spanish

Obama is going through a tough time. The Democrats lost the emblematic seat Ted Kennedy occupied in the Senate for forty-five years. Hours later, the Supreme Court decided to authorize corporations to spend money in favor of the political candidates of their liking and to invest against those opposed to their [Read more]
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