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Tourists: Beware of Tip Scam

August 14, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

One of the most curious things in the Anglo-Saxon culture, which many Spanish tourists are probably experiencing now, is the concept of tips. In countries such as the United States, Great Britain and most of the former British colonies, for example, tips are not extra bonuses given to reward outstanding service in the [Read more]

The U.S. Closes In on Its Most Contentious Border

August 3, 2010 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The U.S. National Guard started its deployment along the border with Mexico yesterday, in compliance with an order given in May from President Obama, to strengthen security in an area affected by illegal immigration and swept by drug-trafficking cartel violence. The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that a [Read more]

BP Could Be Worse

August 1, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

BP Has Been Less Bad I admit an offense: I like the big oil companies (Exxon Mobil, Shell, Chevron, BP and Total). It’s not that I like them for what they are. I like them because of the alternative: An alternative formed by businesses that are much bigger, much more corrupt, that aren’t subject to anything but [Read more]

The Mosque in the Sunken Ship

July 31, 2010 // La Tribuna de Ciudad Real - Spain - Spanish

International news fills the pages of publications that hide the financial problems and the major reforms that the North American president is promoting.* Why would a ship from the 18th century — if found in my town — not be heard of anywhere else? But if it's found in the excavation of "ground zero" in New York, [Read more]

Afghan Ordeal

July 29, 2010 // El Pais - Spain - Spain

The leaked documents confirm Pakistan’s double game and the worrisome course of the war. The leak of several thousand Pentagon documents about the war in Afghanistan means a new misfortune for Barack Obama’s strategy in that country. Not because the documents contain unexpected revelations, but because they [Read more]

Sherrod’s Tragedy

July 27, 2010 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The persecution of a modest official of the United States Department of Agriculture puts the press, the political class and Obama himself in bad standing. A little-known official of the Department of Agriculture has become the protagonist in a fascinating story that has captured the attention of the country through [Read more]
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