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Groundbreaking Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreements

January 27, 2015 // Neue Zürcher Zeitung - Switzerland - German

At the beginning of February, trade diplomats from the European Union and the United States will gather in Brussels for the eighth time for negotiations of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. It is reported that the heavily debated rules pertaining to investor protection will be on the agenda at the [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]

Double Responsibility

November 17, 2014 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The outrageous loss by the Democrats in the midterm elections that took place in the United States last week, and the consequent new ruling power in Washington, now that the Republican Party is completely in control of Congress with a Democratic president in the White House, will, without a doubt, impact two critical [Read more]

Planning for Terrible Situations

October 13, 2014 // El País - Spain - Spanish

For many years, various world leaders, including Barack Obama and several Europeans, have participated in joint exercises designed to test their responsiveness and coordination in the face of a hypothetical emergency in which a terrorist group creates a dirty bomb — a nuclear bomb — and threatens to detonate it [Read more]

The Unpopular Debate

September 19, 2014 // Tageblatt - Luxembourg - German

The debate over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is sickening on many levels. Opponents see numerous threats. For example, social, ecological and health standards that can be lowered just like the Americans have done with their overcooked chlorine chickens, which can be shipped directly from the [Read more]

Francis Fills the Leadership Vacuum

September 10, 2014 // La Nación - Argentina - Spanish

The last few weeks saw movement toward a united Europe, but no decisions on the big issues that began with the horrors in Gaza, continued with the founders of the caliphate burying dozens of peaceful Yazidis — Zoroastrian worshipers — alive and ended with villages abandoned by thousands of fleeing Christian [Read more]
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