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26 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

FORUM: Drug Trafficking as a Threat to Democracy

Interamerican Institute for Democracy Interamerican Bar Association Demos of the Americas ICCAS, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. Carlos Alberto Montaner May 24, 2016 Before I start, I must make a double disclaimer that’s absolutely necessary. Although my presence here tonight is due to my nature as president of the Interamerican Institute for Democracy, the […]

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17 May 2016 ~ 5 Comments

Cuban Artist Who Spent 22 Years in Prison for Defying Castro Regime Receives Religious Freedom Award

By Leonardo Blair May 13, 2016 NEW YORK — Cuban artist and poet Armando Valladares who spent 22 years in Fidel Castro’s gulags for refusing to put a placard on his desk at work that said: “I am with Fidel,” was awarded the Canterbury Medal Thursday night in New York City. The award is the […]

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14 May 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Three consequences of the Brazilian crisis

by Carlos Alberto Montaner Dilma Rousseff alleges that she was hit with a coup d’état. Not true. Her opponents applied the Constitution to her with political pique but within the framework of the law. The legislative and judiciary powers removed her from Government House while a process of impeachment is carried out. In 1992, with […]

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09 May 2016 ~ 8 Comments

What’s at stake for the world in the U.S. elections

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Robert W. Merry, editor of The National Interest and a renowned writer on historical topics, says that the confrontation between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is, in reality, a battle between nationalism and globalism. A good summary, it seems to me, but worthy of a deeper examination. In the United States, […]

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02 May 2016 ~ 6 Comments

The last WASP

by Carlos Alberto Montaner It’s hard to stop Donald Trump. He’s run away from the pack of Republican hopefuls to the White House. The final convention will be in July. Though the Republican establishment may be opposed (with good reasons), Trump will round up the 1,237 delegates required by the rules, or a number so […]

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22 March 2016 ~ 1 Comment

‘Historic’ game in Cuba ignores the pain so many people endured

by Dan Le Batard ESPN (ESPN) Another loss. That’s what this already feels like to so much of Miami — before the “historic” baseball game has even been played. As if the Cubans who fled to this country haven’t already felt enough of those losses over the decades. Lost childhoods. Lost roots. Lost families. Lost […]

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09 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

A “Cuban” in the White House?

by Carlos Alberto Montaner In a fit of anger, Donald Trump had decided not to attend a debate among Republicans on the Fox network. Facing that situation, Chris Matthews, a renowned U.S. television journalist, blurted a racist comment on camera: "Who’s going to watch a debate between the two Cuban guys?" Later, he apologized and […]

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31 January 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Reflections of a Cuban Revolutionary

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19 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The rotten leg

by Carlos Alberto Montaner I write on the eve of the Spanish elections. According to the polls, bipartisanship is over. The great political forces are fragmenting into four. Regrettably, one of the legs of that new bench brings within itself a serious destabilizing factor. Let me explain. After the death of Franco, from the restoration […]

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30 November 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Thank God for the market and freedom

by Carlos Alberto Montaner It was a paroxysm of consumption. The night of Thanksgiving, the last Thursday in November, tens of thousands of Americans slept by the doors of stores to carry off everything they could in the so-called “Black Friday.” The partying continued during a weekend when the price reductions and competition between stores […]

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