Archive | Otros Idiomas

23 July 2016 ~ 3 Comments

Donald Trump’s convention

by Carlos Alberto Montaner Judging from the noise of the press, there were three major highlights at the Republican convention that just ended in Cleveland. The first was the unnecessary cribbing of a couple of paragraphs from a 2008 speech by Michelle Obama into the text of Mrs. Melania Trump’s speech by a careless and […]

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08 July 2016 ~ 15 Comments

Don’t cry for the United States just yet

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Mr. Donald Trump assures us that, under his presidency, the United States will again be an extraordinary country. As soon as he triumphs at the polls, he asserts, he will retrieve the jobs that, according to him, have been moved to Asia or Mexico. Illegal immigrants and terrorists won’t be able […]

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02 July 2016 ~ 2 Comments

The totalitarian left and the ‘escraches’

by Carlos Alberto Montaner César Nombela, the President of the Menéndez and Pelayo International University in Santander, Spain, is a prestigious researcher in the field of microbiology. Dr. Nombela and the governing council had the reasonable idea to award former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe the institution’s Medal of Honor, as they had formerly done with […]

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26 May 2016 ~ 1 Comment

FORUM: Drug Trafficking as a Threat to Democracy

Interamerican Institute for Democracy Interamerican Bar Association Demos of the Americas ICCAS, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. Carlos Alberto Montaner May 24, 2016 Before I start, I must make a double disclaimer that’s absolutely necessary. Although my presence here tonight is due to my nature as president of the Interamerican Institute for Democracy, the […]

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17 May 2016 ~ 5 Comments

Cuban Artist Who Spent 22 Years in Prison for Defying Castro Regime Receives Religious Freedom Award

By Leonardo Blair May 13, 2016 NEW YORK — Cuban artist and poet Armando Valladares who spent 22 years in Fidel Castro’s gulags for refusing to put a placard on his desk at work that said: “I am with Fidel,” was awarded the Canterbury Medal Thursday night in New York City. The award is the […]

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14 May 2016 ~ 1 Comment

Three consequences of the Brazilian crisis

by Carlos Alberto Montaner Dilma Rousseff alleges that she was hit with a coup d’état. Not true. Her opponents applied the Constitution to her with political pique but within the framework of the law. The legislative and judiciary powers removed her from Government House while a process of impeachment is carried out. In 1992, with […]

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09 May 2016 ~ 8 Comments

What’s at stake for the world in the U.S. elections

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Robert W. Merry, editor of The National Interest and a renowned writer on historical topics, says that the confrontation between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is, in reality, a battle between nationalism and globalism. A good summary, it seems to me, but worthy of a deeper examination. In the United States, […]

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02 May 2016 ~ 6 Comments

The last WASP

by Carlos Alberto Montaner It’s hard to stop Donald Trump. He’s run away from the pack of Republican hopefuls to the White House. The final convention will be in July. Though the Republican establishment may be opposed (with good reasons), Trump will round up the 1,237 delegates required by the rules, or a number so […]

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22 March 2016 ~ 1 Comment

‘Historic’ game in Cuba ignores the pain so many people endured

by Dan Le Batard ESPN (ESPN) Another loss. That’s what this already feels like to so much of Miami — before the “historic” baseball game has even been played. As if the Cubans who fled to this country haven’t already felt enough of those losses over the decades. Lost childhoods. Lost roots. Lost families. Lost […]

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09 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

A “Cuban” in the White House?

by Carlos Alberto Montaner In a fit of anger, Donald Trump had decided not to attend a debate among Republicans on the Fox network. Facing that situation, Chris Matthews, a renowned U.S. television journalist, blurted a racist comment on camera: "Who’s going to watch a debate between the two Cuban guys?" Later, he apologized and […]

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