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What Is NATO Good For?

October 16, 2010 // El País - Spain - Spanish

It has been the most successful military alliance in the entire course of history, according to its secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Barack Obama reiterated the same sentiment at the summit held in Strasbourg on the 60th anniversary of the Alliance. It is one of the most listened-to mantras of history. [Read more]

The Most Expensive Elections in History

October 16, 2010 // El Semanal Digital - Spain - Spanish

To date, the midterm election campaigns in the United States (the elections held on Nov. 2) have spent more than a billion dollars on different candidates. This great electoral battle between Obama Democrats and the Republicans — divided due to the tea party movement — has turned into the biggest joint budget and [Read more]

Rick Sanchez Fired by CNN

October 15, 2010 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

“Rick Sanchez is no longer with the company,” according to a statement from CNN. “We thank Rick for his years of service and we wish him well.” Less than 24 hours before this statement, the anchor of Cuban descent participated in a satellite radio interview for his book “Conventional Idiocy” in which he [Read more]

Afghanistan, the Impossible War

October 13, 2010 // El País - Spain - Spanish

In the middle of this chaos, neither Washington nor its allies seem to have come to the conclusion that they are facing a much greater problem: the extension of the conflict into Pakistan.

Jon Stewart Answers Rick Sánchez

October 12, 2010 // El País - Spain - Spanish

Update, October 8, 2010: Rick Sánchez has publicly apologized for his statements during an interview this morning on ABC's Good Morning America: "I said some things I shouldn't have said, and not only were they wrong, they were offensive." Was Rick Sánchez right in saying that the American media is controlled by the [Read more]

After Joshua

October 10, 2010 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

These are the final moments of an entire presidential phase. The Nov. 9 midterm elections, in which a third of the Senate and the entire House of Representatives will be up for renewal, will most likely leave Barack Obama without majorities to continue governing with congressional support, something that the polls tend [Read more]

The Left Responds to the Tea Party

October 8, 2010 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

A couple thousand people — considerably less than the tea party brought together in the same place a month ago — gathered in Washington yesterday in an attempt to get the left out of the state of depression it’s in less than a month before the legislative elections. It’s not going to be an easy task. From [Read more]

The Announced Death of Albert Brown Is Delayed

October 2, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

Albert Greenwood Brown was expecting to be executed today, Sept. 30, at 9 p.m. Almost 30 years ago he kidnapped, raped and murdered a 15-year-old girl, Susan Jordan. Albert had already chosen his last meal, but 30 hours before his announced death the plans were dashed. The Attorney General gave the order to stop the [Read more]
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