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“It’s Not the Promised Land; It’s Our Land”

July 13, 2010 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

These are the words of Izdat Said Qadoos, a Palestinian who lives near Har Bracha, an illegal settlement in the West Bank financed by a Tennessee non-profit institution. These names appear in a long New York Times article published yesterday, the same day that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack [Read more]

Independence Day “Apartheid”

July 8, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

There is a small community in the United States, made up of less than 600,000 people — more than live in the state of Wyoming — that celebrates each Fourth of July with a huge fireworks display despite the fact that they are second-class citizens. In fact, until 1961, these .5 million people could not even elect [Read more]

The Risky Bet on Petraeus

July 6, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

... the choice of Petraeus also entails long-term risks given the fact that his popularity may boomerang for the White House if in the future Obama and the general disagree on the direction of the strategy to follow in the Afghanistan mess.

Obama Pushes for Immigration Reform

July 5, 2010 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The president of the United States has proposed regulation for more than 11 million illegal immigrants. The new law has as many detractors among Democrats as Republicans. Yesterday in Washington, D.C., Barack Obama defended the necessity for an immigration law, while the mother of a marine killed in Iraq asked for [Read more]

Gutiérrez and Obama

June 29, 2010 // La Razón - Spain - Spanish

I like Obama. But we all have labeled him the “lighthouse of the free world,” and I’m sick and tired of that brand. Obama called! Quiet, please! Listen devotedly to his Gospel. I’m fine with him giving the OK to the new economic policy of the Spanish government, but if he really is fond of Zapatero, he should [Read more]

Status Quo in Toronto

June 29, 2010 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

In Toronto, the results have not been very encouraging. There has been no sign of the urgently needed coordination of the economic policies of the 20 participants.

Thou Shalt Not Kill

June 27, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

How sad it is that in an age such as ours, there are still some who can believe that murder can be at times gratuitous and at others selective, sometimes abominable and sometimes justifiable, by turns “good” or “bad.”

Zapatero and Obama

June 27, 2010 // ABC - Spain - Spanish

Who was going to tell the young José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, seated as the U.S. flag passed by in the military parade on Spain’s national day in Madrid in 2003, that one day he would be as happy as a little boy with new shoes to receive a call from the president of the United States! … And furthermore, to [Read more]

Adjustment or Reactivation?

June 26, 2010 // El País - Spain - Spanish

Obama and the IMF revive the debate on the rate of spending cuts and public stimulus spending. The Obama effect, concerns about the recovery of the world economy and about economic adjustments in the European zone, intersected yesterday with the rigorous politics defended by the Managing Director of the International [Read more]
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