Archive | Otros Idiomas

19 January 2020 ~ 44 Comments

What to do with the Cuban regime?

By Carlos Alberto Montaner President Trump has decided to impose sanctions against the Cuban regime. He has been increasingly doing it ever since he became president. The latest measures, announced by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, consist of limiting charter flights to Havana. That, they hope, will substantially reduce the travels of emigrants and the […]

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29 December 2019 ~ 9 Comments

A song against wars

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Music moves hearts magically. This article is a tribute to a song, Silent Night, which proves it. If the reader does not believe me, I beg him to look for the anecdote on Snopes.com. In these times of “fake news” I usually check the information on that website. This week Snopes brings a long review […]

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22 December 2019 ~ 3 Comments

The voting age

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Deputy Camila Vallejo, a young Chilean communist, believes that 16-year-olds should vote in her country. I don’t know why 14-year-olds are not also allowed to vote. Or 13-year-olds, as happens with Jewish Bar Mitzvah. That’s the trend. The communists from “Podemos” wants the same in Spain. And Camila is not alone […]

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15 December 2019 ~ 34 Comments

The impeachment of Donald Trump

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Democrats insist on prosecuting the president and Republicans insist on preventing it. From the law’s point of view, Republicans are right, but, as Brazilians often say, “they are right, but little, so little that it is useless.” Trump will be prosecuted. It is a dialogue of the deaf. Republicans, rightly, remind […]

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07 December 2019 ~ 10 Comments

Peronism goes back to power

By Carlos Alberto Montaner On December 10 there will be a peaceful change of command in Argentina. That is great. One of the Peronist families will take power. That’s not so great. Mauricio Macri will hand over power to Alberto Fernández and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, a repeat offender with eleven cases open for corruption. […]

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30 November 2019 ~ 44 Comments

United States: the nation against the republic

By Carlos Alberto Montaner The collision is inevitable in 2020. The nation is woven with subjective perceptions and stereotypes. The republic, with laws that respond to social changes. The nation gives us the platonic idea of “the Americans”: they are white, blond, independent and brave, presumably with clear eyes, idealistic, nationalistic, enterprising. They worship the […]

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24 November 2019 ~ 26 Comments

Vandals

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Now it is Colombia’s turn. It happened before in Mexico and Chile. Vandals have destroyed a great part of Santiago de Chile. They went mercilessly against the public transport system. More than two dozen stations were burned to the ground. These actions directly affect the poorest workers and the companies in […]

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16 November 2019 ~ 39 Comments

Five questions to “Mike” Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, regarding Cuba and Latin America

By Carlos Alberto Montaner 1.- Traditionally, U.S. foreign policy in relation to Cuba was based on the strategy of “containment of communism.” In the Cuban case that translated into diplomatic isolation, economic embargo (limited) and dissemination of information about the excesses of the dictatorship and its social and economic failures.  Critics claimed that it had not […]

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10 November 2019 ~ 21 Comments

The infamous wall was torn down 30 years ago

By Carlos Alberto Montaner  On November 9, 1989, the demolition of the Berlin Wall began, together with the disappearance of communism in Europe. Thirty years have passed since that extraordinary episode. I remember it as the happiest days of my life.  It is impossible to forget the image of these jubilant young people tearing down with […]

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03 November 2019 ~ 95 Comments

Go to bed, or the neoliberal is coming to eat you

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Diario de Cuba detected 22 diction mistakes in Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel’s 17-minute speech to the “Non-Aligned”. It is true, he speaks “with a cigar in his mouth”, although he does not smoke cigars, like some people from the Cuban province of Villa Clara, and sometimes confuses the letter “r” and the […]

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