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US Diplomatic Signals

January 27, 2015 // La Razón - Bolivia - Spanish

At the beginning of 2015, Bolivia proposed a plan for the full reestablishment of relations with the United States. This means the return of ambassadors and the implementation of a political agenda in accordance with the canons of modern diplomacy. As anticipated by Chancellor David Choquehuanca, the way forward is a [Read more]

Cuba: Viagra for the Defectors

January 26, 2015 // La Razón - Bolivia - Spanish

The normalization of diplomatic relations between Washington and Havana has corrected North America´s worst foreign policy mistake. The embargo that brought Cuba´s industrial development to a standstill 50 years ago has economically and politically benefited Cuba´s defectors. According to the Cuban Adjustment Act of [Read more]

Strengthening of the Dollar

January 25, 2015 // La Razón - Bolivia - Spanish

Since the second quarter of 2014, the U.S. dollar has grown in strength against several global currencies, such as the euro, the pound, the Swiss franc, the yen, the real, etc. The recovery of the U.S. economy and the weakening of economies in the Eurozone, China, Japan, and developing countries seems to be the reason [Read more]

The Agility of the Lame Duck

January 7, 2015 // La Razón - Bolivia - Spanish

The thaw between Washington and Havana marks one of the most fruitful months for Democrat Barack Obama since he arrived at the White House in 2009. Contrary to many predictions, the defeat of the Democratic Party in the legislative elections on Nov. 4 did not turn him into a "lame duck," a term that in Washington [Read more]

Are American Police Racist?

December 27, 2014 // La Razón - Bolivia - Spanish

As the result of a grand jury decision to absolve a white police offer who killed a young African-American man in a St. Louis suburb, protests have taken place in more than 170 cities in the United States, including Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles and Seattle. In another incident among the many that have [Read more]

A Love for Guns and Money

November 30, 2014 // La Razón - Bolivia - Spanish

Every so often in the United States, the issue of killings by civilians, usually males of various ages, equipped with firearms resurges. The latest incident involved a 15-year-old student who, last Friday, opened fire on his classmates while they were having breakfast in the school cafeteria. Two teenagers – one [Read more]

The Climate Summit

September 29, 2014 // La Razón - Bolivia - Spanish

Today in New York, 120 heads of state and government met for the Climate Summit. The goal of this meeting, whose observance is part of the 69th United Nations General Assembly, is to define the bases of the new treaty against climate change, which should begin to develop at the end of this year in Lima and be finalized [Read more]

The Semiotics of Terror

September 20, 2014 // La Razón - Bolivia - Spanish

The wind moves the hostage’s orange shirt and the executioner´s black robe under the frightfully blue sky and radiant sun. It is one more realistic detail of this sequence, taken in the middle of a solitary expanse of desert, where we see the victim, on his knees, and the killer, defiantly on his feet, knife in [Read more]
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