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Trump or the Supremacy of Saints

December 6, 2018 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The driving energy of this populist revolution is found in the desire to erect a New Jerusalem which, as in Calvinist Geneva, will differentiate between those who are saints and those who are not.

Mexico’s Solution

December 4, 2018 // El País - Spain - Spanish

The new administration, headed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador who is to take office on Saturday, will propose that the U.S. and Canada develop an ambitious plan aimed at investing in and reconstructing the migrants’ countries of origin.

There Were Women in the Beat Generation, Too

December 1, 2018 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

When Elise Cowen (New York, 1933-1962) committed suicide by jumping out of her 7th story window, her parents asked her acquaintances to burn everything she had written. They didn’t want the world to find out what her lifestyle had been like: drugs, sex, lesbian relationships, an abortion, asylums and more. Much of [Read more]

Trump Syndrome

December 1, 2018 // ABC Journal - Spain - Spanish

[H]ow is it possible that a man as ignorant and unable to understand the complexity of international relations occupies the Oval Office today?

Our Typical Traditions

November 29, 2018 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<i>In Spain, we’ll end up celebrating Thanksgiving, eating turkey and drinking hot cider.</i> Tonight is Thanksgiving. Thousands of families gather around the table to eat. Friends and acquaintances may also be invited so they’re not alone on such an important day. The main dish is roasted turkey with cranberry [Read more]

2 Presidents, 1 Century

November 23, 2018 // El Pais - Spain - Spanish

One could argue that [Woodrow Wilson and Donald Trump] are poles apart ... [but] some observers have pointed out that there are similarities.

When the French Were Learning German

November 23, 2018 // El País - Spain - Spanish

[Emmanuel Macron] asserted—before 80 world leaders—that the Armistice centenary would be the symbol of lasting peace or 'the last moment of unity before the world falls into disorder.'
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