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The Trump Speech and Tillerson’s Visit to Latin America

March 1, 2018 // El Observador - Uruguay - Spanish

While commentary in the United States still continues to resonate in response to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, this week, for the second time, Latin America will host the visit of a high-level official government official from the United States. Last August, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to [Read more]

US: Professor Obama’s Coué Method

January 25, 2016 // Le Point - France - French

In his final State of the Union address, the president opposed his optimistic view of the U.S. to the pessimistic assessment of the candidates to succeed him. President Obama has 373 days left to convince Americans that his two terms have turned the U.S. into a country that is economically stronger, more respected [Read more]

A Lame Duck?

January 18, 2016 // Excélsior - Mexico - Spanish

Far from offering a farewell speech before Congress, with a self-indulgent recount of his achievements, the president talked about the great challenges of the United States.

Obama Against Pessimism

January 17, 2016 // El País - Spain - Spanish

Yesterday at dawn, Barack Obama hit the nail on the head by turning his last State of the Union speech — the most solemn speech that U.S. presidents give annually before Congress — into a plea in favor of hope and facing the future without fear. The insistent and alarming message the electorate is being [Read more]
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