Archive | Otros Idiomas

02 May 2016 ~ 3 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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31 January 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Reflections of a Cuban Revolutionary

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19 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The rotten leg

by Carlos Alberto Montaner I write on the eve of the Spanish elections. According to the polls, bipartisanship is over. The great political forces are fragmenting into four. Regrettably, one of the legs of that new bench brings within itself a serious destabilizing factor. Let me explain. After the death of Franco, from the restoration […]

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30 November 2015 ~ 1 Comment

Thank God for the market and freedom

by Carlos Alberto Montaner It was a paroxysm of consumption. The night of Thanksgiving, the last Thursday in November, tens of thousands of Americans slept by the doors of stores to carry off everything they could in the so-called “Black Friday.” The partying continued during a weekend when the price reductions and competition between stores […]

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24 November 2015 ~ 2 Comments

Another sad chapter in the tale of Cuban emigration

by Carlos Alberto Montaner (Miami Herald) Another stampede of Cubans. It happens every so often. An editorial in Costa Rica’s La Nación firmly describes how that nation’s government reacted: “Our first duty is to protect the victims.” The Costa Ricans issued the Cubans transit visas and, because the Cubans are marooned on the border with Nicaragua, they […]

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23 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

The sad ballad of Cuban emigration

por Carlos Alberto Montaner Another stampede of Cubans. It happens every so often. An editorial in Costa Rica’s La Nación firmly describes how that nation’s government reacted: “Our first duty is to protect the victims.” The Ticos [Costa Ricans] issued the Cubans transit visas and, because the Cubans are marooned on the border with Nicaragua, they quickly […]

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16 November 2015 ~ 3 Comments

The best president of the United States

by Carlos Alberto Montaner I hope that Mr. Donald Trump will not be the Republican candidate, much less the next President of the United States. Not only because of his deplorable way of dealing with the problem of immigration. That is unpleasant and absurd, but not his worst feature. His worst characteristic is that he […]

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04 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Gulliver against 12,000 dwarfs

by Carlos Alberto Montaner Cuba 191, the United States, 2. That’s called a diplomatic thrashing. One hundred and ninety-one countries voted at the United Nations in favor of a resolution introduced by Cuba against the economic, commercial and financial restrictions imposed by the U.S. upon the Castro brothers’ government since 1961. Only two nations voted […]

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