Archive | Otros Idiomas

01 October 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Meloni: ¿Opportunist or Fanatic?

By Carlos Alberto Montaner In 1959, 1960 and 1961, someone who was green on the outside and red on the inside was known in Cuba as a “political melon.” I don’t believe that Giorgia Meloni, who has just won the elections in Italy, is a fascist deep inside, nor even green on the outside, although […]

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25 September 2022 ~ 0 Comments

On Heroes, Tombs and Other Monarchical Entanglements

By Carlos Alberto Montaner After a dignified and orderly monarchy of more than 70 years, the English queen chose to die at 96 years old. She did not want to risk herself to another interview like Oprah’s. Her son will reign with the name of Charles III, but it will not be the same. Elizabeth […]

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17 September 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Boric and Lagos

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Ricardo Lagos has taken Gabriel Boric as his disciple, although he doesn’t know it. The former social democratic president is practically half a century older than the brand-new socialist president. Lagos is 84 years old. He has seen it all. Boric is the youngest president in Latin America; he is only […]

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03 September 2022 ~ 1 Comment

Gorbachev, the Man Who Hated Blood

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Mikhail Gorbachev has died at 91 years old. Not that bad. The life expectancy of Russians in 2019, just before the pandemic, was eight years less than the average of people in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). If you decide to be from Korea, a member country of […]

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28 August 2022 ~ 0 Comments

The Unfinished Dream

By Carlos Alberto Montaner “It’s in the genes.” Javier Figueroa de Cárdenas is a relative of Miguel Figueroa, a brilliant 19th century autonomist. Autonomism was a way of being patriotic in Cuba, especially since the “Pact of Zanjón,” which in 1878 put an end to the “Ten Years War,” until 1898, when the United States tipped the […]

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20 August 2022 ~ 0 Comments

Is the USA headed for a new civil war?

  By Carlos Alberto Montaner I copy from a cover of Insider, a usually well-informed publication: “The far right is calling for civil war after the FBI raid on Trump’s home.” And then they make a necessary caveat: “Experts say that fight wouldn’t look like the last one (1861-1865).” It is true, it will be different […]

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13 August 2022 ~ 1 Comment

Manuel C. Díaz, storyteller

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Manuel C. Díaz is an excellent Cuban storyteller. He has just demonstrated it with the publication of a book, Cuentos cubanos: Isla y exilio (Cuban Tales: Island and Exile, although almost all the tales take place in Cuba), through Amazon Books, which he has accessed through Ernesto Valdés, Design and Layout of We’ll […]

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08 August 2022 ~ 0 Comments


By RICHARD KEMP NOTE 2: 8 AUGUST 2022 1700 HRS ISRAEL TIME CEASEFIRE On 7th August 2022 at 2230 hrs Israel time a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) came into force, mediated by Egypt. In the following 20 minutes the ceasefire was broken by three rocket barrages fired by PIJ, the last at […]

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06 August 2022 ~ 1 Comment

Kissinger on Leadership and Common Sense

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Beatrice Rangel handed it to me. I met her when she was Minister in Carlos Andrés Pérez’s second government. In fact, she was more than a minister. She was a “problem solver,” someone that any self-respecting Latin American government should have. Because she was devilishly smart, she spoke English and French […]

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05 August 2022 ~ 3 Comments

Self-censorship on the Catholics for Choice continues

Por Manuel Castro-Rodríguez One more time, I write to Miami’s GOP Members of Congress — María Elvira Salazar, Carlos Giménez, Mario Díaz-Balart, and Marco Rubio — on women’s reproductive rights, the Catholics for choice, and the contradictions in which theirs party incur. For example, COVID-19 policy making has been at the center of attention in the […]

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