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17 January 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Mass Trials in Cuba Deepen Its Harshest Crackdown in Decades

By Anatoly Kurmanaev and Oscar Lopez The New York times Jan. 14, 2022, 11:44 a.m. ET Detained protesters in Cuba could get up to 30 years in prison as they face the largest and most punitive mass trials on the island since the early years of the revolution.

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15 January 2022 ~ 2 Comments

Racism and “Critical Race Theory”

By Carlos Alberto Montaner First things first. Go to the Washington Post and look for a great investigation on black slavery in the United States. You can do it thanks to the Internet, and it’s free. No less than 1,700 members of Congress, over years and decades, owned slaves, that is, they owned people. The […]

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09 January 2022 ~ 1 Comment

Joe Biden and Donald Trump, face to face, a year later 

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Perhaps President Joe Biden should have denounced Donald Trump much earlier, when it was evident that he fabricated one lie after another without caring about the damage he did to American democracy. Fortunately (it is better late than never), he spoke on Thursday, January 6, just a year after he had […]

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31 December 2021 ~ 1 Comment

Sixty-Three Anniversaries of the Cuban Revolution

By Carlos Alberto Montaner It is worth reviewing what happened in Cuba in the preceding months. Year after year, and we are already on our way to the 63rd anniversary, I said we were near the end. I believed it, but it was not true. I thought that Fidel was interested in the fate of […]

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26 December 2021 ~ 1 Comment

What Happened in Chile?

By Carlos Alberto Montaner There was even talk of a “model.” Chile was a very positive thing that happened to Latin America for many years. From the 1980s until October 18, 2019, 35 or 40 years passed in which, apparently, an exhausting discussion had ended: whether a nation depended on the State to achieve development, […]

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19 December 2021 ~ 1 Comment

How the July 11 protest in Cuba was organized

By Carlos Alberto Montaner The July 11 protests reflect the misery in which Cubans live. And it was not even a particular region of the island. As Carla Gloria Colomé Santiago explains, in a sensational article published in El Estornudo, the protests occurred in 62 different places, although they arose in San Antonio de los […]

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11 December 2021 ~ 2 Comments

Let’s Suppose that Kast Wins in Chile

Por Carlos Alberto Montaner On December 19, 2021, there will be elections in Chile. José Antonio Kast, 55, JAK for short, a lawyer representing the right, and Gabriel Boric (pronounced Borich in Croatian) on the left will face each other for the presidency. Boric, only 35 years old, doesn’t have a university degree, because he […]

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05 December 2021 ~ 2 Comments

Washington and Latin America

By Carlos Alberto Montaner It is like the “never-ending story.” A circular nightmare. Havana, summer of 1959. I remember a person who was very sure that Us President Ike Eisenhower, in the middle of the Cold War, “would never allow the consolidation of a Soviet base 90 miles off the coast of the United States.” […]

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29 November 2021 ~ 1 Comment

The Battle of the GRAMMYs and the Example of Spain

By Carlos Alberto Montaner  The Cuban regime turns everything into a ridiculous battle. It’s incapable to look at itself in the mirror. It fears the image of octogenarians defeated by life and takes on a heroic vision of themselves. Right now, it has transformed the 2021 Latin Grammy awards into an epic struggle against Yotuel, […]

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20 November 2021 ~ 0 Comments

LGBTQIA and the gender identity dispute

By Carlos Alberto Montaner There are no longer two genders. There are 20. Before it was very easy. There were men, women and crazy people who did not fit into the two main categories. To me, a self-confessed liberal, it seems nonsense to assign an ideological color to the gender-identity-dispute. It is not right-wing or […]

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