In the White House, the rank and the uniform of the captain can be flaunted, but the owners of the shipping company decide the course of the ship.
The auctions in New York hit a new ceiling for the art market. Sotheby’s wasn’t able to sell a portrait of Picasso belonging to William Achenbaum, victim of Bernie Madoff and head of the hotel group Gansevoort based in Miami Beach.
The Madoff effect is also being felt by Christie’s. The discreet performance of [Read more]
The revelation that supposed American diplomat, Mark Sullivan, in addition to heading a Special Investigations Unit (UIES), was director of the CIA station in Ecuador, returned to public debate the role of the CIA in Latin America.
If we were to review Sullivan’s activities in the last 25 years, in different [Read more]
Is there fresh air in Western diplomacy? President Barack Obama shook up the leaders of the world yesterday with an explicit offer of a “new beginning” in relations with Iran, a country with which the United States has maintained decades of confrontation, its highest point during the past presidency of George W. [Read more]
An imperialist state such as America isn’t transformed from bad to good only because its president has dark skin.
The issue has caused political friction. U.S. authorities threaten to break anti-terrorist cooperation if more details are disclosed.
Two judges of the Superior Court of England and Wales accused the United States today of concealing evidence over the alleged torture of a suspected terrorist detained in the prison at [Read more]
The fall of the great economies and the wave of layoffs show aggravation of the crisis, which requires international coordination. To the contraction of the European and American economies is added the forecast of a considerable contraction of the Chinese economy. Until just a short time ago the Asian giant was [Read more]
These are not the days of the so-called October Crises, when the ex-USSR and the USA negotiated the removal of Soviet missiles in Cuba between the 16th and 28th of October, 1962. These new 13 days is the amount of time that the new U.S. government has taken office up until now, February 1st, when intensity moves to [Read more]
...Barack Obama’s decision to close the detention center was very well received by this Chinese Muslim of Uyghur ethnicity, sheltered now in Albania, who assured that “the sooner they close Guantanamo, the better."
It is not easy to have such a popular guy in the White House. It is very problematic that the chief of the American Empire might be seen internationally with so much sympathy and admiration. There are governments for which it is indispensable to have the United States as an enemy. And we all know people for whom [Read more]