Archive | Otros Idiomas

25 July 2014 ~ 2 Comments

To save the Palestinians, Hamas must be eradicated

by Carlos Alberto Montaner The Israeli Army should not leave Gaza without first eliminating Hamas’ leadership and its intermediate cadres to the point that the terrorist organization cannot be revived. Destroying the missiles and tunnels is a convenient task but a provisional one. In less than a year, the missiles will be replaced by others, […]

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12 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The healthy struggle for inequality

by Carlos Alberto Montaner I begin with an anecdote. It was told to me by its protagonist, an excellent Cuban doctor, a specialist in cochlear implants designed to enable deaf children to hear again. Some years ago, upon her return from vacation, she was called before the committee of the Communist Party in the hospital […]

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07 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Ghost of Hugo Chávez stalks Spain

by Carlos Alberto Montaner (Miami Herald) Political idiocy is within reach of every country. No society is free from treading that path. Whoever doubts it should think of Hitler’s Germany, Mussolini’s Italy, Castro’s Cuba or Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela. Examples abound. Now comes “We Can” ( Podemos), a political party created in Spain some months ago along […]

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24 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Obama plays the sheriff and the preacher

by Carlos Alberto Montaner (Miami Herald) President Obama arrived in the White House intent on ending U.S. involvement abroad. He would pull out of Iraq and Afghanistan. He would close the prison in Guantánamo and ignore Vladimir Putin’s imperial spasm in Russia and the outbursts from Hugo Chávez and his accomplices in Venezuela. His motto […]

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20 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The heart of a poet

by Karina Chavarria, Jackson Health System (305fit) Moro, 67, an accomplished poet from Cuba and a Little Havana resident, was a heavy smoker, diabetic, and suffered from high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure. Then, last August, just 10 days after presenting her latest book Obra Poética Casi Completa or An Incomplete Book of Poetry, at […]

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14 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Chavism takes off its mask

by Carlos Alberto Montaner Nicolás Maduro will not release Leopoldo López, despite the evident injustice. What’s more, it suits Maduro that Leopoldo be innocent. As Father Lenin taught, the key to obedience is fear, insecurity. It is the ominous certitude that the State can unleash its force whenever the political police decides, without the need […]

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30 May 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Juan Manuel Santos’ two mistakes

by Carlos Alberto Montaner On June 15, Colombians will return to the polling booths to choose their president in a runoff. This election transcends the borders of Colombia and is of interest to all of Latin America. In neighboring Venezuela, for example, Nicolás Maduro is crossing his fingers, hoping that Juan Manuel Santos may remain […]

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28 May 2014 ~ 1 Comment

No good reason to weaken Cuba restrictions

by Carlos Alberto Montaner (Miami Herald) A group of prominent Americans — among them several noted businessmen of Cuban origin — has written a public letter to President Obama asking him to soften the measures designed to worsen the difficult economic situation of the Castro brothers’ Communist dictatorship. The letter is not the result of […]

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16 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The great debate

by Carlos Alberto Montaner Exactly 70 years ago, Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek published The Road to Serfdom. The book, a best-seller at the time, retains (almost) all its relevance in this Latin America of ours that doesn’t learn its mistakes or forgets its worst behavior. Three decades after Hayek published his best known work, the Swedish […]

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15 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

María Corina Machado in Toronto (May 8, 2014)

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