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Two Words from an Admiral's Mouth Made the Economy Tremble

July 10, 2008 // El Semanal Digital - Spain - Spanish

It took only two simple words pronounced by a four-star American marine to trigger a reaction which, alongside the current crisis, could sink us into the abyss. This week the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Mike Mullen warned that opening a new front in the Middle East by launching arial attacks against Iranian [Read more]

Obama and Latin America

July 10, 2008 // El Diario Exterior - Spain - Spanish

Will the "change" reach all the way to the South? In "Obama and Latin America," Álvaro Vargas Llosa reflects about the possible policies of the United States regarding Latin America after the November elections. Not long ago, Barack Obama delivered an important speech about Latin America intending to emphasize his [Read more]

Three Supreme Court Rulings

June 30, 2008 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

Every year around these dates, the United States Supreme Court wraps things up for the summer break and delivers the most talked about rulings of the US judicial year. There’s been three so far: one on Guantánamo, a true setback for George Bush. One on the death penalty, which is the third restrictive ruling issued [Read more]

Enormous Fight for Latino Vote

June 27, 2008 // El Diario Exterior - Spain - Spanish

Obama, who has never visited Latin America ... plans to travel to Mexico before the November elections. That’s great. But he’ll have to do much more than that.

Mermaids vs. Sharks

June 25, 2008 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

The lead mermaid declares a hunger strike. King Neptune sinks his trident. All the marine specimens are kept stranded on the piers of Coney Island and Astroland Amusement Park already smells like a rusty shipwreck. The future belongs to the real estate sharks that are already going forward with scheming some kind of [Read more]

Europe’s Obama Distraction

June 24, 2008 // ABC - Spain - Spanish

If Europeans could vote for the next U.S. President today, we would elect Barack Obama, with a noticeable majority over his Republican rival, John McCain. At least that is what some recently published surveys assert. What is even more noteworthy is that the Democratic candidate also exacts a victory among the [Read more]

Barack Online

June 17, 2008 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

Some months previously, very impulsively, I bought an official Barack Obama campaign t-shirt from his online store. It was not a straightforward transaction since I live in Barcelona and the products for sale in the store are only sold in the United States, although they can be seen in any part of the world. In order [Read more]

A World Without Poles

June 16, 2008 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

When George W. Bush first set foot on European soil seven years ago, we still lived in a polar world. We had just left the bipolar world of the Cold War. On the way to Slovenia, Air Force One landed in Torrejón where the awaiting José María Aznar quickly demonstrated his willingness to assist in the plans of the US [Read more]

Hillary Clinton, Lessons on Defeat

June 15, 2008 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

With the feminist disillusion surrounding the defeat of Hillary Clinton comes the question: Did she lose because she was a woman? During her speech in which she backed Obama and announced her pull-out, Clinton said: “When I was asked what it meant to be a female presidential candidate, I always replied the same, [Read more]
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