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Jefferson's Slave

October 17, 2008 // ABC - Spain - Spanish

Before becoming governor of Virginia and the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson proclaimed the inalienable right of men to liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness. This enthusiastic proclamation of principles, however, did not prevent the optimistic Jefferson from being an owner of more than [Read more]

The Oldest Voter GivesHer Vote to Obama

October 14, 2008 // 20minutos - Spain - Spanish

Her name is Cecilia and she’s a 106-year-old nun who lives in a convent in Rome. Twenty days before the United States presidential election, Sister Cecilia has become, safely kept, one of the oldest admirers of the candidate Barack Obama. This religious woman, born in New Hampshire on March 25th, 1902, is still [Read more]

Washington-Delhi

October 13, 2008 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

Washington-Delhi The United States must ensure that its nuclear pact with India is not for military purposes The nuclear pact with India reached by the American Senate last Wednesday puts an end to a twofold wait; this legal instrument now only misses a signature by President Bush. First, the agreement ends three [Read more]

We Need Obama

October 9, 2008 // ABC Journal - Spain - Spanish

The Democrats should win in the United States because they will lower the anti-Americanism of the Spanish left. This is the only reason that Obama's victory is worth the trouble. It would be a relief. At least for a little while we would stop hearing nonsense about the Empire, about Israel as a launching point in the [Read more]

Coffee with Obama or McCain?

October 8, 2008 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

7-Eleven conducts its own electoral poll using cups with the candidates' names on them. Throughout the month of October, 7-Elevens will conduct the third edition of their own electoral poll, using cups with the names of the United States presidential candidates. The customers can choose between plain coffee in a blue [Read more]

Volatile Euphoria

September 30, 2008 // Ideal Digital - Spain - Spanish

The announcement of a plan to salvage the U.S. banking industry that yesterday led the Stock Exchanges to a favorable effervescence and revived the hope of being able to avert the most profound financial crisis in recent decades, also affected the Ibex 35, which recorded its biggest rise since 1991. But the deep market [Read more]

Things Have Changed On Wall Street

September 22, 2008 // El Diario Exterior - Spain - Spanish

Bear, Merrill, Lehman, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae The scene on Wall Street has been blown into the air after just thirteen months of crises The skyscrapers of Manhattan, which have always induced vertigo and the admiration of the finance industry, are now viewed as cemeteries consisting of hundreds of floors. In a [Read more]
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