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From Tucson to El Paso on the Same Rail: Terrorism

January 17, 2011 // La Jornada - Mexico - Spanish

On Monday, the eve of the judgment against Luis Posada Carriles in El Paso, Texas, a terrorist in Tucson, Arizona shot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head. She is between life and death. The assassin, Jared Loughner, fired an automatic weapon. As I write these lines, the count is six dead, among those a young [Read more]

New Congress, New Soap Opera

January 8, 2011 // La Crónica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

The Terminator’s final film in which he played the Governor of California has finally ended, and it was a bomb. This week the muscular actor turned politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger, left the stage he occupied for six years, leaving the state with the seventh biggest economy in the world completely indebted. He left [Read more]

WikiLeaks and Mexico-USA

January 1, 2011 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

The media interest around WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, is still in vogue, and it's no wonder. It's not only because WikiLeaks gave the media an early Christmas present, since (at least in Mexico and as editors are aware of), news coverage loses steam in December. It is also because the mistaken decision [Read more]

The General in WikiLeaks

January 1, 2011 // La Crónica de Hoy - Mexico - Spanish

The origin: When Felipe Calderón decided in December 2006 that the Army would be the central protagonist of the Joint Operations against the organized crime gangs, the military institute entered into a restructuring period that has not yet concluded. To throw solders into the streets, he assumed, among other things, [Read more]

We Are All Assanges!

December 12, 2010 // El Universal - Mexico - Spanish

But of course reality goes beyond fiction. Now we are living an unanswerable test. If some writer were to propose a novel recounting exactly the entire WikiLeaks affair, I am sure that the editor would have rejected it for being imaginative, implausible and flatly rubbish: Let’s see, who would have thought that a [Read more]
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