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15 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Nicolás Maduro’s failures all too apparent

by Carlos Alberto Montaner (Miami Herald) Nicolás Maduro didn’t fare well in the first round of talks at Miraflores Palace. Man does not live by slogans alone. He, his government and half of Venezuela for the first time had to (or could) listen in silence to the complaints and recriminations of an opposition that represents […]

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03 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Adolfo Suárez and the dream of a free Cuba

by Carlos Alberto Montaner (Miami Herald) In 1990, I asked Adolfo Suárez for help. At the time, I had made a political calculation that the former prime minister could be useful to Cuba’s democratization and was a generous person. In Spain, his political flow had been exhausted but he had gained immense international prestige because […]

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21 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Russia and the new Cold War

by Carlos Alberto Montaner Vladimir Putin is experiencing the glory of the victorious hero. That is a very powerful sensation that generates some addiction and tends to repeat itself. More than 70 percent of all Russians support the reconquest of Crimea. Retrospectively, they look with benevolence at the Kremlin’s subjection by force of Chechnya and […]

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18 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Castro’s ‘children’ run away from home

by Carlos Alberto Montaner (Miami Herald) Officially, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, the candidate of the FMLN, won the recent presidential election in El Salvador. So declared the country’s Electoral Supreme Court in the face of challenges from the ARENA party. The difference between the two parties barely exceeded 6,000 votes. An incredible minutia, when almost 3 […]

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04 March 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Eduardo Correa losing popularity in Ecuador

by Carlos Alberto Montaner (Miami Herald) It happened again. The defeat of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa in the municipal elections of Feb. 23 is not an isolated case. It is possible that 21st-century socialism, its ideological neighbors and the circuit of countries in the “Bolivarian” circle, known by acronym ALBA, are in a downturn. There […]

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27 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Venezuelan Crisis: Implications for Cuba
Options for the U.S.

Panel discussion «The Venezuelan Crisis: Implications for Cuba; Options for the U.S.» Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Link http://firmaspress.net/eventos/politica/140225-TheVenezuelanCrisis.html

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21 February 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Changing U.S. Policy Toward Cuba: Another View

by Frank Calzon In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Florida sugar magnate Alfonso Fanjul said he is ready to do business with Cuba “under the right circumstances.”  The questions are: “what are the right circumstances?" and “who benefits when American companies ‘do business’ with communist Cuba?” The Fanjul family left Cuba in 1959 when […]

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18 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Doberman in Havana and the White House

by Carlos Alberto Montaner (Miami Herald) President Obama wants to modify U.S. policy toward Cuba. It is not an important priority, so he won’t put too much effort into it, but he will try to do something if he doesn’t find too much resistance on the way. What does he propose to do? Maybe inaugurate […]

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10 February 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Is there a pulse in the California GOP?

por Carlos Alberto Montaner Pablo Kleinman es un joven argentino-americano que aspira a congresista en el estado de California por el Partido Republicano. Es una persona muy conocida en América Latina por sus batallas en pro de las mejores causas democráticas. Su actual lucha política en el ámbito de Estados Unidos no es nada fácil, […]

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08 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Parties alternate; systems are replaced

by Carlos Alberto Montaner In Costa Rica, the runoff will be between two variants of social democracy. Professor and diplomat Luis Guillermo Solís, head of the Citizens’ Action Party (PAC), will face engineer Johnny Araya, former mayor of San José, leader of the National Liberation Party (Liberation). The PAC is a spinoff of Liberation. Solís […]

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