Discover What the World Thinks of U.S.


ALBA Declaration on Copenhagen Climate Summit

December 28, 2009 // Venezuela Analysis - Venezuela

The United States spent $711 billion in 2008, according to the budget for the 2009 financial year, which includes $170 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. So the world knows that they have the capacity, but what they don’t have is the political desire to respond to their international commitments and obligations to struggle against climate change.

China in Obama’s Eyes

December 1, 2009 // El Universal - Venezuela - Spanish

Washington has opted to emphasize convergence over divergence. Diverse are the factors that untie and separate the great powers of the 21st century: the U.S. and China. What unites them is obvious and can easily be enumerated. Bilateral annual trade between them is valued at 285 million dollars. There is also the [Read more]

Back to the Future in South America?

November 24, 2009 // El Nacional - Dominican Republic - Spanish

Toward the end of last century, Latin America was an active theater of the Cold War, with successive eruptions of armed conflict between countries and civilians, coups and even genocide. However, with the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago, the imperial powers started withdrawing their puppets in Central and South [Read more]

Al Gore and the Butterfly Effect

October 21, 2009 // Analitica - Venezuela - Spanish

The term "butterfly effect" is related to the work of Edward Lorenz and grounded in chaos theory and the sensitive dependency in initial conditions, described for the first time in the literature of Jacques Hadamard in 1890 and popularized by the book written in 1906 by Pierre Duhem. The essential idea is that a [Read more]

The Nobel Devalued

October 15, 2009 // Cadena Global - Venezuela - Spanish

To put it in Creole language, the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama has been a huge act of adulation from those Stockholm [sic] skulls, boyars of the icy North, whose neurons frequently freeze. (Note: The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway, by a committee appointed by the Norwegian [Read more]
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