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Ending the Embargo

November 27, 2014 // Le Devoir - Canada - French

<i>Is it absurd to keep America's 55-year-old embargo against Cuba alive? Of course it is. The Cuban diaspora is less and less the anti-Castro monolith it once was, while the signals coming from Havana are that the regime is preparing to lift the blockade. At a time when more and more people in the United States are [Read more]

Why Obama Lost

November 26, 2014 // Le Monde - France - French

The New York Times notes that in almost all the districts where a senator was up for re-election, average income has dropped since 2007.

Shale Oil and its Costs

November 22, 2014 // Jornal de Angola - Angola - Portuguese

In spite of the warnings made by ecological organizations over possible damage to the environment that their exploration could cause, the United States embarked on the mass production of oil and shale gas to satisfy its energy needs and reduce in this way its dependency on imports to support its own market. [Read more]

Putin Is Pushing Europe into the Arms of the US

November 17, 2014 // Nezavisimaya Gazeta - Russia - Russian

At the Valdai [International] Discussion Club, Vladimir Putin once again held court. If one views what took place from a position of it being advantageous for a journalist, he did not disappoint. One may judge this by the cornucopia of scathing material devoted to his invectives against the United States. [Read more]

Lack of Direction in Foreign Policy

November 15, 2014 // La Nación - Argentina - Spanish

The president expressed herself as in favor of multilateralism, which is great for us. Argentina, being a somewhat small country, possesses the greatest capacity and potential when it is acting in a multilateral setting versus a bilateral one. The problem resides in the ways in which the president and her government [Read more]

Obama Can Still Take Action

November 11, 2014 // La Presse - Canada - French

Barack Obama has gone through his final electoral ordeal. The Democrats lost control of the Senate during Tuesday's midterm legislative elections. Without a majority in the upper chamber, the president may become paralyzed during the last two years of his mandate — on the domestic front at least. He can still take [Read more]

The US and Its Embargo on Cuba

November 9, 2014 // El Diario Exterior - Spain - Spanish

In the past three weeks, The New York Times has published three editorials advocating the lifting of the American embargo on Cuba, and for the improvement of relations between the U.S. and the Castro dictatorship. The most important American newspaper thinks that relations between the U.S. and other Spanish-speaking [Read more]
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