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WikiLeaks: Killing the Messenger

December 10, 2010 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

The leak of more than a quarter million diplomatic cables to the world by WikiLeaks has caused an international stir. The cables confirm many of the people's suspicions about how U.S. foreign policy functions. Some have disregarded the importance of the cables; nonetheless, they have revealed much more than we imagine. [Read more]

The Death of Real News, According to Ted Koppel

December 4, 2010 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

An article by former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel appeared in the Washington Post on Nov. 14, 2010, proclaiming "the death of real news" due to the rise of "partisan news organizations" like Fox News and MSNBC. Daniel Tencer of The Raw Story commented on Koppel's article two days before its publication. [Read more]

Cancun and the Bad Example

November 29, 2010 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

Stewardship of the environment has never been a priority for Mexico. Until the end of the 20th century, it was insisted that it was more important to combat problems like poverty or crime. The current federal government says that the discourse on this thinking has changed, but its actions contradict this claim. The [Read more]

Avoid Another Pearl Harbor By Any Means

November 26, 2010 // La Cronica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

The scene from South Korea was of the Yangpyeong Island in flames, which was caught in a surprise attack by the North Korean artillery. It is reminiscent of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, where the sinking of the Pacific Fleet caused the declaration of war by the U.S. on the Japanese empire. It ended three and a [Read more]

Obama’s Beating

November 14, 2010 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

On Nov. 2, the Day of the Dead was celebrated in Mexico, as it is every year. In the United States, Halloween, or the “festival of witches,” is a tradition of Celtic origin that celebrates the end of the fall harvest and that the Irish brought to the new world in the 19th century. The dark days of winter begin and [Read more]

Does Torture Save Lives?

November 13, 2010 // La Cronica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

No, the ends do not justify the means, especially when they threaten the rights of a human being. If you trample on the dignity of a person, there is no worthwhile reason. No life is more valuable than another. Whatever is done against a human being cannot be anything good. If we think that we can attain something [Read more]

Tuesday of Horror for Obama

November 13, 2010 // La Cronica De Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

It’s been exactly two years since Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. Back then, the great joy of his followers did not allow one to clearly see the political divisions prevalent in the country and that today are on the scale with two totally different versions of the government and society the [Read more]

The Triumph of Hypocrisy

November 9, 2010 // Excelsior - Mexico - Spanish

Calderón was absolutely right when saying that the U.S. could not ban and legalize a drug like marijuana at the same time. According to polls, the best indicators to predict a future event, two weeks ago there was a 69 percent probability that the production, sale and consumption of marijuana for recreational [Read more]

Obama Seems to Be Made in Mexico

November 8, 2010 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

He was the perfect candidate: He broke all molds, exasperated his old-fashioned and traditional opponents, inspired millions, overcame barriers that seemed insurmountable, motivated those that never had voted. He made history. His freshness and self-confidence left the political establishment stiff and obsolete. He [Read more]
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