Archive | Otros Idiomas

04 October 2011 ~ 1 Comment

On immigration, follow Reagan’s example

by Carlos Alberto Montaner (THE MIAMI HERALD) One of the most popular sports in the United States is to mortify illegal immigrants. It attracts votes. The purpose is to torment them until they return to their countries of origin. Politicians don’t issue them drivers’ licenses, prevent them from renting homes and try to deny them […]

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16 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Keynes and corruption

por Carlos Alberto Montaner* (FIRMAS PRESS) We are friends, so I asked him directly:“Why did you allow the army brass to steal 10 percent of the defense budgets during your administration?” We were dining. This conversation occurred several years ago. It was off-the-record. There was no hostility in my words, just curiosity. The former president […]

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05 September 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Chilean students and their contradictions

By Carlos Alberto Montaner (THE MIAMI HERALD) It’s understandable. Chilean university students have been on a tear lately. They — and, I suspect, those in any other country — want good study plans, accessible to anyone with a high-school diploma and paid not by them or their families but by the whole of society through […]

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23 August 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Europe is epicenter of coming economic earthquake

By Carlos Alberto Montaner* Jesús Huerta Soto (MIAMI HERALD) We are within inches of a new recession like the one that began in September 2008 after the sinking of Lehman Brothers. This time, the epicenter of the economic earthquake is in Europe, and the most direct cause (but not the only one) is the fear […]

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09 August 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Ecuador’s Correa shoots himself in the foot

By Carlos Alberto Montaner* (The Miami Herald) I fear that Rafael Correa, the president of Ecuador, has opened the gates of trouble. The lawsuit against the daily El Universo and his malicious efforts to imprison journalist Emilio Palacio and the editors of that newspaper will turn him into the defendant for the same charges once […]

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07 August 2011 ~ 1 Comment

“Chávez’s cancer keeps the Castro brothers awake”

Interview by ROBERTO GIUSTI * (EL UNIVERSAL) He was imprisoned when he was 17 years old. He is somewhat attached to Venezuela, as he fled for the Venezuelan Embassy from jail in 1961. Carlos Alberto Montaner has been in exile for almost half a century without losing his composure. He is the author of 25 […]

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31 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Pathological evil and ideological evil

By Carlos Alberto Montaner* (FIRMAS PRESS) The defense of Norwegian Andres Breivik will be based on his alleged insanity. The defense lawyer will try to persuade the judges with a very broad argument: Who but an absolute mad man would be capable of organizing such butchery against a group of innocent people? To that, he […]

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26 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

What’s wrong with China’s capitalism

By Carlos Alberto Montaner* (The Miami Herald) Eric X. Li has written an intelligent defense of the Chinese model in The New York Times. The author is a successful venture capitalist in Shanghai. He was educated at Berkeley, Stanford and Fudan University, one of his country’s best academic institutions. Therefore, he knows perfectly the capitalist […]

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12 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

The ghost of ‘Venecuba’ returns

By Carlos Alberto Montaner* (THE MIAMI HERALD) The danger is real. The Venezuelan democrats fear that, in view of Hugo Chávez’s cancer coinciding with the inevitable disappearance of a Fidel Castro much battered by illness and the years, Havana and Caracas might hurriedly dust off the plans of federation that they announced in late 2005 […]

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05 July 2011 ~ 0 Comments

What Chavez’s illness means for Venezuela

By Carlos Alberto Montaner* (THE MIAMI HERALD) The Castro government in Cuba assumes President Hugo Chávez will die soon and is making its plans accordingly, moving rapidly in a state of full alert. Cuba’s priority is to shore up the ailing leader’s power at any cost. When Adán Chávez, the Venezuelan president’s brother, became aware […]

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