'The phenomenon that is Trump: this grotesque character who appears to have stepped out of fiction ... but who also represents an important but hidden part of the American psyche.'
The visitor was the same, but the conversations were different.
In Havana, the dominating idea was of bilateral relations: We are distinct, but we should forge a common future.
In Buenos Aires, the agreements were many, so the dominating question was different: How do we construct a good future for this region?
This is what we could call Obama’s legacy.
<i>Barack Obama finds the old adage “It takes two to tango” was right.</i>
Barack Obama hadn't looked as relaxed as he did during his Latin American trip. It was as if all the tension left him 10 months before his term in office ends, as if he left the campaign noise, the polemics and the harsh criticism of his [Read more]
<i>The U.S. president sends out a message of support for Macri.</i>
The president of the United States, Barack Obama, has chosen Argentina, on the exact day marking the 40th anniversary of the beginning of one of the cruelest Latin American dictatorships, to break with his country’s shadowy past and its ties to [Read more]
The visit of the president of the United States begins on March 23 and will extend to March 24, the 40th anniversary of the coup that installed the military dictatorship that lasted until 1983. First there will be stop in Havana and Obama's presence there will be laden with extremely symbolic value for Cuba, Latin [Read more]
Clinton would be change with continuity; Trump would be a grand experiment.
In an article that I published in Clarín on Nov. 22, 2001, I suggested that the “war against terror” launched by George W. Bush against al-Qaida after the attacks of Sept. 11 would run the risk of erasing “the distinction between war and peace.” If the war against terrorism is limited in time and space, I [Read more]
After the bloody terrorist episodes in Paris and San Bernardino, California, North Americans are visibly anxious, and today they fear they may face new terrorist attacks on their soil like nothing since Sept. 11, 2001. Strictly speaking, according to recent public opinion polls, 44 percent of Americans consider it very [Read more]
<i>Cities are organized with a private sector structure; the council appoints an executive who functions like a CEO.</i>
“Now hiring: Mayor. Should have a specialized master’s degree and five years of experience.” It could be a job advertisement in any one of the more than 3,500 U.S. cities in which the local [Read more]