Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.


More Hopes than Certainties

April 25, 2009 // El Pais - Colombia - Spanish

The Summit of the Americas that was in session in Trinidad and Tobago was dominated by the presence and rhetoric of President Barack Obama. Despite the history of most of the continental heads of state and the previous reunion of the Cuban, Venezuelan, Bolivian, Ecuadorian and Nicaraguan leaders - in which it was [Read more]

Stop Pretending

April 25, 2009 // El Tiempo - Colombia - Spanish

Obama, through no fault of his own, will have to bear the burden for the aberrations made by his predecessor.

Consistency at the Top

April 5, 2009 // El Tiempo - Colombia - Spanish

Barack Obama travels to London this week with the aim of convincing leaders of the 21 countries that generate 80 percent of global wealth to support him in his plan to reorganize the architecture of the global economy and overcome the most severe crisis the world has faced in more than half a century. [Read more]

Bush and His Legacy of Horror

January 15, 2009 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

Eight years of government of George W. Bush, who will pass into the universal history of infamy, are about to end. His extensive handbook of abuses includes the genocide against the Iraqi people, the violation of human rights and of international law, the use of lies to invade a sovereign nation, the torture of [Read more]

The Power of the Clintons

January 15, 2009 // El Espectador - Colombia - Spanish

In Latin America, former presidents haven't resigned themselves to becoming dusty pieces of political furniture, but instead had two methods of remaining active: being reelected, if the Constitution of their country allowed it, often skipping a term in between, or intervening as party leaders and commenting as writers [Read more]

The Seller of Hope

January 12, 2009 // El Pais - Colombia - Spanish

People hope that he can resolve the worldwide economic crisis, end the war in Iraq, capture Osama Bin Laden, stop global warming, reach an accord between the Israelis and the Palestinians, revive Latin America, Africa and Asia, end dictatorships, and do all the things that the last ten North American presidents could not do... What happened is that Obama sold hope during the presidential campaign. And he who plants hope, creates expectations.

The Black Aristocracy

January 12, 2009 // El Tiempo - Colombia - Spanish

Some believe that Obama is MLK Jr.'s successor and that as president he will try to vindicate the condition of the black race. In other words, they conflate him with a leader that fights for his ethnicity, without taking into account his other motives. There could be nothing more removed from the truth than this [Read more]
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