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Against Sickness and Medicine

November 12, 2010 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

Global politics are still American. It is not even necessary for a presidential election to occur for half of the world’s attention to fixate on the operation of the polls in the United States. We know how they will determine the international actions of President Obama, the head of what it is and will remain the [Read more]

Obama Comes Out of His Shell

November 11, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

“Beaten” and gloomy after the Republican drubbing Tuesday, Obama packs his bags and begins his “grand tour of Asia” (India, Indonesia, China, South Korea and Japan), which has been repeatedly delayed. The president took stock of things after the intimate psychoanalysis session Wednesday before the press and has [Read more]

Hispanics, Harry Reid and the Democratic Senate

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

In last Tuesday's election, Hispanic voters cemented Harry Reid’s victory in Nevada. His victory also confirmed that the Democratic Party would retain a majority in the Senate after having lost control of the House of Representatives. According to Latino Decisions, up to 90 percent of Latinos supported the [Read more]

The Tide Is Changing

November 9, 2010 // ABC - Spain - Spanish

Obama's only consolation is that it could have been worse. He could have lost the Senate too, which would have left him unable to govern. But he kept it by a whisker, while being widely defeated everywhere else. A conservative tide flooded the House of Representatives and state governments, giving the Republicans [Read more]

California Says “No”

November 9, 2010 // El País - Spain - Spanish

California, a state famous for being a pioneer in liberalizing social action, has given up the pursuit of its openness and rejected the legalization of marijuana. Proposition 19 would have allowed limited cultivation and consumption of cannabis to people over 21 years of age. In hindsight, it was probably a premature [Read more]

Are You Afraid That Muslims Are on Your Plane?

November 9, 2010 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

Has this been a hidden blessing? Conservative commentator Juan Williams lost his job at National Public Radio (NPR) in the United States where he hosted the program “Talk of the Nation.” The reason stems from a remark made by Williams while on Bill O’Reilly’s (author of a pornographic novel turned conservative [Read more]

WikiLeaks: The Doubts

November 7, 2010 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

Without established intermediaries — the journalists — and without control of officials or judges, all is in the hands of the personality chosen by the virtue of transparency in order that the focus is entirely on the reality that one wants to reveal.
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