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15 October 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Corruption and history

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Brazilians Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff could end up in prison for corruption. Especially Lula. Also the Spaniard Mariano Rajoy and the Argentine Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, if prosecutors prove the charges that hang over their heads. Why go on? At this moment, there are more than 30 European and […]

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08 October 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Santos, the Nobel Prize, and now what?

By Carlos Alberto Montaner He won battles after he died, as was said about the Spanish Cid. Juan Manuel Santos was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize five days after losing the plebiscite in which a majority of Colombians rejected the accords signed with the FARC. What happened? Probably, the final decision was made several weeks […]

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03 October 2016 ~ 0 Comments

A tortured Venezuela

  por Alicia Freilich TO: The Minister of War — correction — of Defense and his godchildren You, Gen. Vladimir Padrino López, have made it known that your Chavist Armed Forces will inspect public hospitals to prevent corruption in the handling of supplies. But already the so-called Bolivarian committees are setting an example with the […]

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01 October 2016 ~ 2 Comments

The statesman and the businessman

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Donald Trump’s leitmotiv is to win. To him, reality is made of multiple competitions. He needs to build the tallest building, conquer the prettiest woman, make the best real estate deal, lead the world’s strongest country in order to restore its alleged greatness, lost by the careless mismanagement of politicians. His […]

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26 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Cuba and its change in role: From encouraging the Colombian guerrillas to being an artificer of the peace talks. Why? What does it seek?

by Carlos Alberto Montaner The holding of a peace dialogue in Havana between the FARC and the Santos government was an excellent play by the Colombian communists and their Cuban comrades. It should never be forgotten that the FARC are the armed wing of the local Communist Party and that the ties between this narcoterrorist […]

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10 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Trump and his Republican enemies

By Carlos Alberto Montaner A national survey by CNN places Donald Trump two points above Hillary Clinton, 45 to 43. Given that the margin of error is 3 points, the two candidates are practically tied. But there is another interesting fact. Half of the respondents perceive Trump as more honest and trustworthy; only 35 percent […]

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03 September 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Do massive marches serve a purpose?

By Carlos Alberto Montaner It may have been the largest march in Venezuela’s history. Did it serve for anything? We’ll get to that. I begin my analysis with a view of the government. Maduro and the Cuban DGI agents, who actually rule the country, faced a dilemma: in the face of a giant demonstration, should […]

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21 August 2016 ~ 3 Comments

Colombian plebiscite: The key question

By Carlos Alberto Montaner The Colombians are going to vote Yes or No. That’s what plebiscites are for. The government asks a question — “Do you want to put an end to the war in Colombia?” — and the people express their opinion. Because the Colombians are not showing much enthusiasm, the government has arranged […]

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11 August 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Fidel at 90. An old parrot can’t learn new tricks

by Carlos Alberto Montaner On Saturday, Aug. 13, Fidel Castro marks his 90th birthday. He was severely ill a decade ago, but has survived several complicated intestinal surgeries and the degeneration typical of such an advanced age, including some cerebral deficits, as happens to 93 percent of all nonagenarians. His older brother Ramón, who Fidel […]

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07 August 2016 ~ 0 Comments

The revolution is exactly that

By Carlos Alberto Montaner In Venezuela, people go hungry. It’s the revolution. No matter that the country is potentially the richest in the world. The same happened in 1921 in the newly born Soviet Union. One million Russians starved to death. Lenin was overjoyed. “The revolution and I are like that, madam.” Farmers were forbidden […]

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