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A Good President

June 3, 2015 // El Universo - Ecuador - Spanish

In a time that requires performance at a high level, Barack Obama, the president of the United States, has demonstrated how right his voters were to trust in him to guide the most successful nation in the world. I’m not a diplomat, but I have common sense, and upon observing its development throughout history, the [Read more]

Obama, the Magnanimous

April 28, 2015 // El Universo - Ecuador - Spanish

It would have been better had our old teachers not limited their 80s courses on the “self-determination of the people” and the “not interfering with other countries in sovereign decisions” and included the details of an expansionist policy of which we were victims in their lectures. We are victims. And [Read more]

Ruptured Reality

February 3, 2015 // El Comercio - Ecuador - Spanish

President Barack Obama's last State of the Union address had scarcely finished when the opposing Republican Party accused him of being out of tune with reality. Their reaction, although predictable, shows how deep the country's political tear runs between the two ideologically unbridgeable factions. [Read more]

The Third War

October 27, 2014 // El Universo - Ecuador - Spanish

Pope Francis was right to say in September during the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the World War I that the Third War is happening right now, albeit in separate parts. At the foot of the Fogliano Redipuglia graveyard, where over 100,000 Italian soldiers dead on the Austrian front now rest — their defeat [Read more]

New Wars

October 11, 2014 // El Comercio - Ecuador - Spanish

Once the air power was consolidated into a coalition, it became the biggest since the Persian Gulf War of 2003. The coalition is led by the United States with the direct participation of France, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan. They implemented the airstrikes following the convergent [Read more]

Why Join the Jihad?

October 5, 2014 // El Comercio - Ecuador - Spanish

One of the big questions that goes unanswered in the minds of many people is: Why do Western youths (North Americans, Europeans, Australians) decide to join the jihad (Islam's holy war), and why are they willing to die or kill infidels for it? The images of the North American journalist with his executioner, who in [Read more]

The UN in Its Labyrinth

October 3, 2014 // El Comercio - Ecuador - Spanish

On September 23, President Obama announced that, with the support of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar and various European countries, he had formed an international coalition to fight against the Islamic State, whose forces have been spreading terror through the Middle East. Soon after, [Read more]

Oil and Budget

September 29, 2014 // El Comercio - Ecuador - Spanish

International oil prices have experienced a steady downward trend since June. Two indicators are causing concern for Ecuador and could impact the National Treasury. The West Texas Intermediate, which is the crude marker for our country, has fallen at the start of September to $93 after having been more than $102 per [Read more]

The United States and the Air Attack

September 28, 2014 // El Comercio - Ecuador - Spanish

The president of the United States has made a decision. He began the bombardment of the areas taken by force by the terrorist group Islamic State. The first attack was in Syrian territory and other military objectives were centered in Iraq. In both countries, the impact caused by the terrorist group — death, [Read more]

Obama and Islamic State

September 20, 2014 // El Comercio - Ecuador - Spanish

The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, announced that the country might attack the armed terrorist forces of the self-titled Islamic State, even without the approval of Congress. Thursday’s announcement, which was made by the president himself to the leaders of the House of Representatives [Read more]
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