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Condoned Torture

December 21, 2014 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

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]

Cuba: Historic Triumph

December 20, 2014 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

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]

Everything Must Come to Light

December 18, 2014 // Der Spiegel - Germany - German

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.

Historic Deal between US and Cuba: ‘The White House Gave Everything to the Castro Brothers Regime without Gaining Anything’

December 17, 2014 // Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland - Polish

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]

A Necessary Catharsis

December 15, 2014 // Le Temps - Switzerland - French

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.
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