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Forbes' Affront

March 18, 2009 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

When we look at the Forbes billionaire list, it inevitably reminds us of the world in which we live. The 225 greatest fortunes amount to almost half of the world population's income. The Gross National Product (GNP) of the 41 poorest and most indebted countries, comprising 567 million citizens, is less than the total [Read more]

Is Obama Provoking Class Warfare?

March 13, 2009 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

Republicans are attacking Obama's project as a model that reincorporates class warfare in the debate over the president's economic rescue plan. Before, they spoke of the problems of "racial tensions," but the U.S. citizens proved that conflict baseless and henceforth irrelevant by their vote in the last presidential [Read more]

Obama and Latin America

March 10, 2009 // La Cronica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

The recent declaration of the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff of the United States, Mike Mullen, regarding the Mexican advisability to adopt a plan of “military assistance” should be seen as one more attempt of political control disguised as combating the trafficking of narcotics. This is similar to the [Read more]

The Weapons That Kill Us

March 9, 2009 // Excelsior - Mexico - Spanish

A little more than 10 days ago, The New York Times published an article that received little attention in Mexican media. Obsessed as we are with our side of the equation in the fight against drugs (beautiful will be the day when Mexico no longer examines its own navel over everything), few analysts amended the story in [Read more]

The U.S. Army

March 5, 2009 // La Crónica - Mexico - Spanish

The fact is that the Pentagon strategists are not interested in the subject of drugs. They are focused on the issue of national security.

From the Other Side: A Good Signal

March 2, 2009 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

Failure to approve the stimulus package will spell suicide for the country, as a whole. Betting that Obama’s plan will fail, thus, resulting in Republican resumption of Congressional majority, is a strategy with the potential of a deeper economic depression.

The U.S. Also Needs to Clean House

March 1, 2009 // Excelsior - Mexico - Spanish

Instead of issuing statements about the possibility of Mexico becoming a failed state, the U.S. government should clean up corruption in security institutions, because “the cartels require corrupt U.S., not Mexican, authorities to bring in the drugs,” said President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa. “I am fighting [Read more]

Obama Faces Doubts With Respect to the Stimulus Plan

February 25, 2009 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

WASHINGTON (AP). — President Barack Obama wishes to cut the fiscal deficit in half by the time he finishes his first term in the White House, which would include reducing the costs of the war in Iraq, increasing taxes for those in the highest economic bracket and rationalizing federal bureaucracy, said one official [Read more]
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