Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.


Obama Rescues the "American Soul"

November 6, 2008 // Estadão - Brazil - Portuguese

Barack Obama's election electrified the world but it's not yet possible to know the reason. It's kind of a transcendental pleasure of knowing that Bush is gone and of seeing him substituted with a man who is not from his party, that is new in politics, black, liberal, young, and the complete antithesis of the last [Read more]

Obama and the Rescue of the American Soul

November 6, 2008 // Estadão - Brazil - Portuguese

Barack Obama’s election electrified the world, but it's not yet possible to know the reason why. It's kind of a transcendental pleasure knowing that Bush is gone and seeing him about to be replaced by a guy who's not from his party, who's new to politics, black, liberal and young, a complete antithesis of the recent [Read more]

We Are All Americans

November 5, 2008 // Folha de Sao Paulo - Brazil - Portuguese

That the United States of America provides this ray of hope for the depressed global scene is so much the better. Among the truly awful inheritances handed down from eight years of Bush, perhaps the worst is such acute and unintelligent anti-Americanism.

Obama Wave Reaches Brazil

November 4, 2008 // Folha - Brazil - Portuguese

Both the Planalto Palace* and the Itamaraty** are visibly pulling for the victory of Barack Obama in the American elections. Brazil prefers the Democrat due to his multilateralism and also for the symbolism of having a black man as the president of the largest democracy on the planet. The information comes from [Read more]

My Class with Rashid Khalidi

October 31, 2008 // Folha - Brazil - Portuguese

During a visit to New York last March, my friend Gustavo Chacra (who has a great blog on our competitor newspaper, by the way) took me to watch one of the classes in his Master’s program at Columbia. The professor was Rashid Khalidi. The classroom was packed and most of the students were younger than us. The [Read more]

60 Percent of Latin America Indifferent to U.S. Election

October 29, 2008 // Folha de São Paulo - Brazil - Portuguese

The most expensive election ever in the United States doesn't matter for 60 percent of people in Latin America. The conclusion has been shown by a pre-report by Latinobarómetro Studies 2008, which focused on the impact of next week's election in 18 countries in the region researched by the Chilean nongovernmental [Read more]

The U.S. Presidential Elections

October 26, 2008 // Estadão - Brazil - Portuguese

Every presidential election has elements of circumstance, given by conjecture or substance and related to the great problems of a country, and there are distinct ways of dealing with them. There are moments when the elements of substance predominate. It was the case of Franklin Roosevelt’s election in 1932, in the [Read more]
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