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The First Steps toward Gun Control

March 10, 2018 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<i>The U.S. is starting to take concrete measures to avoid more murders</i> The death of students and teachers at a school in Parkland, Florida may be the straw that breaks the camel's back regarding the leniency of American gun legislation in the acquisition and sale of firearms. Two major companies, both of [Read more]

A Little Gift from Jeff Koons

March 10, 2018 // El Periódico - Spain - Spanish

In the 80s, Dutch artists Wim T. Schippers and Theo Van den Boogard created the most deliberately irritating cartoon character in the history of ever – “León el Terrible.” León was a predecessor of Larry David, and his main mission in the world was to constantly irritate everybody with his utter nonsense. His [Read more]

And You – What Race Are You?

March 5, 2018 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

In Spain, we would probably be gobsmacked if the bank asked such a question when applying for a loan. In the United States, not only is it normal, it is recommended. The goal is to prevent discrimination. If somebody is able to prove that they have not been sold a house or given credit due to the color of their skin, [Read more]

Trump: More Militarism and Isolation

March 3, 2018 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

<i>Military spending and anti-immigration policies skyrocket in the 2019 U.S. budget</i> Donald Trump’s budget for 2019 confirms – if there remained any doubt – the most ominous omens over what the rest of his presidency has in store for us. There will be skyrocketing military spending, with a special focus [Read more]

Vultures Hover over Syria

February 27, 2018 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The principal danger is that the war ... will extend to Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq instead of ending in a diplomatic solution, still improbable, in which Moscow and not Washington takes the baton.
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