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12 September 2021 ~ 0 Comments

A Strange Taliban

By Carlos Alberto Montaner The story didn’t begin 20 years ago, on September 11, 2001, but much earlier. But on that day, there was an attack on the United States that Washington could not leave unpunished. From then on, George W. Bush made some good decisions and some bad ones. Intelligence agencies were quick to […]

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05 September 2021 ~ 2 Comments

Biden and the Taliban

By Carlos Alberto Montaner The Pew Research Center is dedicated to explaining what American society really believes or perceives. It is a very serious entity. It’s not Democrat, Republican, or independent. It has said that the majority of the nation (54%) thinks that the US had to leave Afghanistan, but at the same time 42% […]

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29 August 2021 ~ 0 Comments

The Dollar Standard and the Bitcoin

By Carlos Alberto Montaner It was the best possible example of serendipity, that word that means doing something weird, but with very positive consequences. It all started half a century ago. In 1971, facing harassment by speculators, Richard Nixon put an end to the gold standard by creating the “dollar standard,” without knowing exactly what […]

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21 August 2021 ~ 0 Comments

The Surrender of Afghanistan

 By Carlos Alberto Montaner “It was not a peace agreement. It was a surrender,” Husain Haqqani, a key man at the Hudson Institute for Central and South Asia, said when he examined the Doha agreements signed by the government of Donald Trump. He is exaggerating. I don’t believe that Trump is the only culprit, although […]

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14 August 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Why Communism and Fascism Have Failed

By Carlos Alberto Montaner If I were a Cuban communist, faced with the events of July 11, I would inevitably ask myself this question: why do communism and fascism, its first cousin, not work and painstakingly destroy societies that embrace (or are imposed) that model of government? Regardless of personal interests, or barbaric testicular reason, […]

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07 August 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Cayetano Brulé Fights Against the “Demon”

By Carlos Alberto Montaner There’s a skeleton in the closet here. Chile was the great model of Latin American development. It was the bespectacled guy, the know-it-all who had all the answers. It seemed that the country was heading steadily towards the First World. Suddenly, faced with a minimal increase in the cost of public […]

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31 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Cuba again in the eyes of the world

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Five Cuban generals had died in 10 days: Agustín Peña Porres, Marcelo Verdecia Perdomo, Manuel Eduardo Lastres Pacheco, Rubén Martínez Puente and the last (for now) Armando Choy Rodríguez, 87. Of them, only Agustín Peña Porres, 57, was active. He commanded the country’s Ejército de Oriente (Eastern Army). There is a […]

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28 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

In the real world, Biden is tough on Cuba. In the right-wing world, he’s pro-Communist.

by Max Boot (The Washington Post) In the real world, President Biden is governing from the center-left with the support of the majority of the country. His biggest legislative achievement — the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan — is so popular that some Republicans are claiming credit for it even after voting against it. In the right-wing world, however, […]

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24 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Biden opposes Cuban communism

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was tortured and killed by the Russian political police in 2009. He had denounced tax fraud for more than 200 million dollars in his native country. They killed him or left him to die in his cell. It’s the same. In 2012, Democrat Senator Ben Cardin, with the […]

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17 July 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Open letter to Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Mr. President, Nobody, except psychopaths, likes to be perceived as an inducer of terror. That changed abruptly on Sunday, July 11. Esteban Ventura and Conrado Carratalá, two famous murderers in the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, returned at full speed and mingled with the revolutionaries. The story was substantially modified. The revolutionaries […]

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