Archive | Otros Idiomas

15 March 2020 ~ 17 Comments

Cuba and the era of Lezama Lima

By Carlos Alberto Montaner In Miami, for some years now, there has been a remarkable film festival, increasingly important, sponsored by Miami Dade College. On Sunday March 8 they exhibited a great documentary. Its title was “Letters to Eloísa” and it was directed by a magnificent filmmaker named Adriana Bosch. It’s excellent. The starting point […]

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08 March 2020 ~ 7 Comments

The election of the elderly

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Only Bernie Sanders (78) and Joe Biden (77) remain in the Democratic field. A radical and a centrist. One of them will face Donald Trump next November. They are two elders, but Trump, with almost 74 years, is also in the same group. It will be a battle between people who […]

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01 March 2020 ~ 42 Comments

Bernie Sanders and the “syndrome of the progre”

By Carlos Alberto Montaner “If you are not a socialist at 20, you have no heart. If you are not a conservative by the time you are 40, you have no brain.” The phrase was never said by Churchill, but is stubbornly attributed to him. Anyway, it is not true. These individuals have a brain, […]

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23 February 2020 ~ 22 Comments

The diplomatic battle of the century in Latin America

By Carlos Alberto Montaner It is about the control of the OAS. Uruguayan Luis Almagro will try to re-elect himself as Secretary General of the OAS in March. I wish he can make it. He is a lawyer who comes from the left. He was the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the government of “Pepe” […]

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15 February 2020 ~ 63 Comments

The ruler anointed by the grace of God

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Until a week ago, Nayib Bukele was the ruler with the most popular support on the planet. Last Sunday he tried to take Parliament. Now we have to wait for the polls to determine in what place he is now and know if he is still “the most handsome and cool […]

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09 February 2020 ~ 124 Comments

The liberal family; friends and foes

To Antonella Marty By Carlos Alberto Montaner* A few years ago, we knew what we should do in Latin America to overcome underdevelopment: imitate Chile. It was not always like that. In 1959, the year in which the Cuban communist revolution won, Chile had a mediocre performance. Its per capita and its economic development index […]

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01 February 2020 ~ 71 Comments

Stupidity and Palestine

By Carlos Alberto Montaner The Palestinian leaders immediately shattered the peace plan presented by Donald Trump. It has been another stupidity committed by the Palestinian leaders. I blame the leaders because I suspect that ordinary Palestinians would have preferred the plan to be accepted in order to face life with some optimism. As, gloomily, Golda […]

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24 January 2020 ~ 179 Comments

Deliver us, oh Lord, from stable geniuses

By Carlos Alberto Montaner “Las armas del coronel” (The colonel’s weapons) is the blog of the moment. It must be taken into account. The Venezuelan exile Gustavo Coronel, a geologist trained in the US, has brilliantly explained why he opposes Donald John Trump, despite acknowledging him certain undeniable merits and thanking him for doing what […]

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19 January 2020 ~ 52 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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