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]
Pope Francis is in Washington for just a few days, during which he'll do what foreigners do best – he'll hold a mirror up to his hosts.
The United States, the country with the fourth largest Catholic population — 69.5 million — (followed by Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines) is experiencing an odd atmosphere that falls somewhere between receptive and one of concern on the eve of Pope Francis’ visit. Undoubtedly, most Catholics will throw their [Read more]
Francis, Obama and Castro are three men in the same boat.
Secretary of State John Kerry deserves applause for saying that human rights will be a priority in the new diplomatic relationship between the United States and Cuba, but his decision not to invite Cuban dissidents to the flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. embassy in Havana was, to put it mildly, disconcerting.
What good is having a net worth of more than $8 billion if you cannot say what you think? It is possible that the tycoon, Donald Trump, has asked this question before. Perhaps he asked it of himself on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 16, shortly before announcing, in an incendiary speech, that he would be running as [Read more]