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Conversations with The Enemy

March 19, 2009 // El Periodico - Spain - Spanish

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s tour of the Middle East did not provide answers to the latest core questions, so the many contradictory declarations about the pragmatic goal of “speaking with enemies,” President Barack Obama’s expression which is trendy in Washington, impel us to postpone judgment to [Read more]

Wednesday: Dinner at the White House

March 17, 2009 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

<b>Anyone who's anyone in Washington has given strict orders to their assistants or secretaries to "clean" the agenda of commitments on Wednesday nights. Lest the Obamas call...</b> Fifty days in Washington and Michelle and Barack Obama have already established a custom: Wednesday nights are party time at the White [Read more]

The Audience As Jury

March 16, 2009 // ADN - Spain - Spanish

The United States is that strange place where watches are set forward in time and the people are years ahead of some things, but where in other respects they are far behind. Almost everything happens first in the U.S.; however, politicians debate about creationism and whether we are all truly the descendants of Adam [Read more]

Obama Deflates

February 16, 2009 // ABC Journal - Spain - Spanish

Even in November, when the fever was blinding, it was obvious that the magic would evaporate, the story of fairies would have a finish, and the halo of holiness that surrounded the candidate would end up blurred.

The Price of Being in the U.S. Illegally

February 12, 2009 // El País - Spain - Spanish

Spaniard Robert Fortea spent 54 days in a detention center in El Paso (United States) because of an expired visa 32-year-old Robert Fortea never thought that he would be sharing a room with a Guatemalan who had fresh bullet wounds in his abdomen. Not even the macabre account of his bunkmate would help amuse him in [Read more]

“Green” Obama

January 30, 2009 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The fight against climate change, disregarded and even looked down on under Bush's administration, has now been adopted as a guide of action in several directions.

The Obama Era

January 28, 2009 // La Razon - Spain - Spanish

ut charismatic presidents (and Obama is one of them) possess an Achilles heal that is left undiscovered. Washington—with the two million people present in the ten degrees below zero temperature--equates to an ancient Roman empire where the republic passed away when the figure of the thunderous Caesar emerged.

Obama’s Melancholy

January 25, 2009 // ABCes - Spain - Spanish

Never is there anything more American than this establishing dream of grandeur that the new president fills his mouth with every time he opens it.

Obama in the Sky

January 24, 2009 // La Razon - Spain - Spanish

Yesterday two friends of mine called me and said the same thing: “How is it that you are not watching Obama’s ceremony?”. Both had organized and prepared a spread of brownies, pies and different snacks to enjoy during the event, which sparked an interest on the same level, if not greater, as an expensive wedding [Read more]
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