<i>Barack Obama and Raul Castro have simultaneously announced the opening of negotiations to normalize the relationship between their countries, a historical reconciliation after over 50 years of damaged diplomatic relations. Here is the reaction of Olivier Dabene, a professor of political science and expert on Latin [Read more]
What no one doubts now is that we are experiencing emotions similar to those felt by our parents at sunrise on Jan. 1, 1959.
Last Tuesday, on the eve of World Human Rights Day, a report was published in the United States concerning the interrogation methods employed by the CIA after the September 2001 attacks.
The findings on how torture was systematically used on prisoners accused of belonging to al-Qaida are scandalous: they were [Read more]
The beginning of the normalization of relations between Cuba and the U.S., announced yesterday in two separate speeches by leaders Raul Castro and Barack Obama, represents a historic triumph for the society and government of the island, and it is an event that will lend transcendence to the presidential career of the [Read more]
Torture, secret prisons, kidnapping: The U.S. Senate wants to release previously secret reports about the CIA under George W. Bush. The action is controversial, there are security concerns, yet it is urgently required.
After nearly half a century’s embargo, President Barack Obama announced the normalization of relations with Cuba. Both countries exchanged prisoners, an exchange achieved by the intervention of Pope Francis.
“To the Cuban people, America extends a hand of friendship… To those who oppose the steps I’m [Read more]
Democrat Ashton Carter will succeed Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. Is Obama the only one making the decisions regarding nominations and strategies? That doesn’t seem to be the case.
This catharsis is necessary if America is to live up to its ideals once more, the price it has to pay to regain a moral authority that it has partly lost.
I don't think that Marco Rubio is viable, at least for now. But he does have the makings of a politician. His time will come, if he knows how to wait and learn.
Once again, George W. Bush is defending torture by Americans. Nothing separates Bush from Obama more clearly than that.