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Obama Seeks To Close the Door on the Past

April 1, 2016 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<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]

Obama, USA, the USSR, and the Dictatorship

March 9, 2016 // Clarín - Argentina - Spanish

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]

Other Ways to Confront Terrorism

January 4, 2016 // Clarín - Argentina - Spanish

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]

The United States Faces the Nomination of Trump

December 29, 2015 // La Nación - Argentina - Spanish

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]

Kerry Falls Short in Cuba

August 20, 2015 // La Nación - Argentina - Spanish

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. [Read more]
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