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Obama’s Resurrection

January 19, 2011 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

The unusual expectations raised by Barack Obama when he became president have faded considerably over the year now ending. The November midterm elections were a bump to the president and his party, which ended up as minority in the House of Representatives. Obama himself acknowledged that he had had "a tough election." [Read more]

Bears Eluding Hunters

January 19, 2011 // El País - Spain - Spanish

It's as difficult to restrain the euphoria of victory as it is for the despondence of defeat. No matter how much prudence advises moderation, there are circumstances in which it becomes impossible to slow down psychological acceleration — most of all when success was greatly hoped for, or the obstacles seemed [Read more]

The Arizona Shootings

January 18, 2011 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

The tragic shootings in Arizona have apparently provoked a catharsis in the different strata of American society. For this reason, at least for now, the aggressive campaign by the Republican Party, especially the tea party and its media, against the Obama administration had been scaled down. In other words, this is the [Read more]

From the War of Words to the Real Thing

January 18, 2011 // Avui - Spain - Catalan

Yesterday, North American Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was struggling between life and death in a hospital in Tucson, Arizona. Six more people lost their lives after being shot while participating in a political event. The aggressor was a young man, age 22, who was against the Democratic congresswoman’s [Read more]

Obama in Tucson

January 16, 2011 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

<b>The president’s speech could mark the end of the sectarianism that the tea party has imposed.</b> Barack Obama has managed to move a large majority of Americans in a speech in Tucson concerning the massacre perpetrated by Jared Lee Loughner, in which Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was injured. Concerning this same [Read more]

Against Obama

January 14, 2011 // El Periodico - Spain - Spanish

The new U.S. Congress that emerged from last November's legislative election has opened its sessions with a declaration from the Republicans about their resolve to torpedo Barack Obama’s management. The Republican party, especially its ultraconservative wing, the tea party, has entered the new Congress like an [Read more]

Schwarzenegger Gives Way

January 13, 2011 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

By the time Arnold Schwarzenegger achieved victory in California and became governor, the world had already renounced and made clever conjectures about the political capacity of an actor. Ronald Reagan, president of the U.S. between 1981 and 1989, had demonstrated years before that he was able to govern and commit the [Read more]

What Has WikiLeaks Changed?

January 12, 2011 // El Semanal - Spain - Spanish

Some friends are fervent defenders of the bold Australian, but — correct me if I am wrong — I wonder what his revelations have really changed on the international scene. The information disclosed by Assange may be of interest if you ask yourself the right questions. Certainly I have not read all of the cables, [Read more]

Hasta La Vista, Baby

January 11, 2011 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

Within a few hours, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be jobless — an ironic truth to accompany the galloping crisis suffered by the state he has governed over the past seven years. He will relinquish his scepter of power to a Democrat, Jerry Brown, who returns to the office almost three decades later. Struck by an [Read more]
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