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18 December 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Trump, China and the Thucydides Trap

By Carlos Alberto Montaner It seems to me fine that President-elect Donald Trump answered the phone call from Tsai Ing-wen, President of Taiwan. Politeness and prudence are not mutually exclusive. Tsai is an educated and intelligent woman. The island of Taiwan is, after all, an ally of Washington’s, with which it shares very strong historical […]

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10 December 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Raúl Castro at the crossroads

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Raúl Castro is on his own. Gone is his mentor, his paternal figure, the man who molded his life and led him at gunpoint — literally — from insignificance to the nation’s leadership. But he did so brusquely, reminding him every so often that he despised him for his intellectual limitations. […]

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03 December 2016 ~ 3 Comments

Questions after burying Fidel Castro

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Almost no one knows how his final hours passed. Did he die suddenly of a cardiac arrest, did he agonize for several days, or did he suffocate because a throat obstruction, as rumors circulate sotto voce in Havana ? Why the hurry to cremate him? Was it that they didn’t want […]

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26 November 2016 ~ 2 Comments

Fidel Castro – Vom kubanischen Revolutionär zum Desillusionär

Von Carlos Alberto Montaner (Welt.de) Es waren glorreiche Tage. Am 8. Januar 1959, im Alter von 32 Jahren, zog Fidel Castro triumphal in Havanna und in die Geschichte ein, an der Spitze einer kleinen, pittoresken Armee vollbärtiger Guerilleros. Nur eine Woche zuvor war der Diktator Fulgencio Batista – ein korrupter Militär, der Millionen öffentlicher Gelder […]

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05 November 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Hillary, Trump and where U.S. strength lies

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Few hours remain before the U.S. elections. Trump might win. As the end of the campaign approaches, the two candidates move notably closer to each other. That is why journalist Andrés Oppenheimer wrote that on this occasion, when votes will be cast passionately for or against, with the heart or the […]

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30 October 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Nicaragua, or the eternal return to barbarity

By Carlos Alberto Montaner On November 6, the Nicaraguans return to the polls. They will probably re-elect Daniel Ortega. He is supported by a substantial part of the country. The Sandinist leader has taken all the steps for that to happen. First, he amended the Constitution so that immediate re-election is possible. In the past […]

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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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