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]
A couple of weeks ago, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff visited Barack Obama in Washington. With that, bilateral relations between Brazil and the U.S. seem to have returned to normal, after the deserter Edward Snowden – in September 2013 – revealed the extent of U.S. espionage in our neighboring country. This [Read more]
Family elitism seems to have invaded even the most diverse levels of the American political landscape, which makes it difficult for new candidates to climb onto the political stage.
There is nothing to suggest that Cristina Kirchner and Obama will repair their relations as Rousseff has.