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Good Signs from Obama

December 6, 2008 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

Obama is applying one of the few really great ideas produced in the 20th century: progress is only achieved through trial and error.

November 21, 2008 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

In reality the mandate will not be known until Obama chooses a path and fails or succeeds with it.

And Obama?

November 3, 2008 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

The election of Obama means much more than a simple expression of opinion about Bush, but not so far as to think that the basic strategic interests of the United States will change. They worry about looking for substitute sources of energy, redistribution and better education, and health for its citizens, which will [Read more]

Obama, Path to the White House

October 24, 2008 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

Although McCain attempted to adopt a more offensive attitude and at times succeeded in applying strong pressure on Obama, the content of the discussion on Wednesday night probably will not change the political leaning [of the American public] over the past few weeks. Nor will it encourage such change because, [Read more]

Crisis and Prejudice

October 23, 2008 // El Tiempo - Colombia - Spanish

The state of the economy has always been the best instrument for predicting either the reelection of the incumbent or a change of political parties in the White House.

Obama on Colombia

October 19, 2008 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

Barack Obama’s triumph could have a serious impact on the relations between Colombia and the United States. Both countries would maintain their important alliance, but their relations could fundamentally change.

The Blonde and the Brunette

September 13, 2008 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

They did not appear as just wives of presidential candidates but rather as women with identity, ideas, capability and decisiveness with which to contribute to the future, with their own vision of the world and life. Michelle Obama’s genuineness was moving, as was her frankness, which can become discomforting. She [Read more]

The Unpredictable U.S. Election

August 28, 2008 // El Tiempo - Colombia - Spanish

Unpredictable. This is what the United States presidential campaign has been. Democratic primaries drawn until the end; a African-American “turns up” defeating the machinery of Hillary Clinton; the resurrection of a Republican contested within his party. And now recent surveys not only show a technical tie between [Read more]
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