Archive | Otros Idiomas

16 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Create or die

by Carlos Alberto Montaner Why do we Latin Americans invent or innovate so little? Journalist Andrés Oppenheimer has reprised forcefully this galling question. He has raised it in an excellent book with an imperative title and a descriptive subtitle: "Create or Die!: Latin America’s hope and the 5 keys to innovation." It seems to me […]

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12 November 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Why communism collapsed 25 years ago

by Carlos Alberto Montaner (Miami Herald) Twenty-five years ago, communism was symbolically buried. A crowd of Germans filled with hope ran to the Berlin Wall and demolished it with hammer blows. It was as if they were pounding on the heads of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Honecker, Ceausescu and the rest of the theoreticians and tyrants […]

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30 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Peronist creed still afflicts Argentina

by Carlos Alberto Montaner BUENOS AIRES. Who ever said that there is an unusual crisis in Argentina? It’s the same one, always. Excessive public spending, galloping corruption, a patronage state, disregard for obligations, cronyism, inflation, lack of supplies, black market in dollars. The official exchange rate is eight pesos to a dollar; the “blue dollar” […]

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17 September 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Barbaric methods appeal to mankind’s worst instincts

by Carlos Alberto Montaner YouTube is dripping blood nowadays. Viewers of these videos are as numerous as horrified. I refer to the barbaric decapitations of U.S. journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley, presumably at the hands of educated Arabs with a British education and formation, and the movies showing the mass slaughter of prisoners who […]

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06 September 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Our Chávez, who art in heaven

by Carlos A. Montaner The Chavists have released a new Lord’s Prayer, as if it were one of those talkative little birds with which Nicolás Maduro usually chats.  It’s important to look closely at this moving expression of political-religious devotion. After all, the text says that the late lieutenant colonel is headed straight to the […]

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02 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Past looms large in Islamist outlook

by Carlos Alberto Montaner (Miami Herald) The radical Islamists want to kill Pope Francis, according to the Italian daily Il Tempo. I’m not surprised. The permanent enemy of these anachronistic characters is Christianity, not the Jews. The Jews do not proselytize. They don’t want to convince anyone of anything. Only those born of a Jewish […]

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23 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Colombia and the farce of reconciliation

by Carlos Alberto Montaner  President Juan Manuel Santos has taken some victims to Havana so they may reconcile with their former executioners. The idea behind the ceremony originated in psychological therapies. It is an extension of the processes of marital healing where a serious offense was inflicted. Whoever committed the offense repents, and the victim […]

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19 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Latin America can help save the Yazidis

by Carlos Alberto Montaner (Miami Herald) The Yazidis, 700,000 of them, are at risk of being murdered. The criminal militants of the Islamic State — that bloodthirsty entity that has suddenly emerged in the Middle East — have already killed several hundred. The number is not higher because the Yazidis fled and hid. The Muslims […]

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16 August 2014 ~ 3 Comments

Castro’s Cuba in Summit of the Americas? What has changed in Cuba?

by Manuel Castro Rodríguez Este domingo 10 de agosto de 2014 le envié este email al presidente de Panamá, con copia abierta a los senadores de Estados Unidos y los congresistas cubano-americanos. Juan C. Varela President of Panama President Varela: I’m writing to you because Panama will invite the Castro dictatorship to 2015 Summit of the Americas. […]

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09 August 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Israel’s struggle against infamy

by Carlos Alberto Montaner “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas!” was a slogan in several European cities. Everything has been seen and heard during the confrontation between the terrorist gang Hamas and Israel. From swastikas painted on synagogues and Jewish cemeteries in various parts of the world to groups that chanted that infamous slogan. Most […]

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