Archive | Otros Idiomas

11 June 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Joe Biden

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Spanish former Premier Felipe González, a person highly respected nationally and internationally, affirmed with admiration that Joe Biden is a “social democrat”. He said it in the most visited talk show on Spanish television, “El Hormiguero”, directed by Pablo Motos, on Antena 3. It is true, although with nuances. Generally, today […]

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05 June 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Cristiana Chamorro de Lacayo

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Daniel Ortega froze. After all, he wanted to be told the truth. He didn’t want to be deceived, as in 1990, when he was absolutely sure that he was going to win the elections and he let Fidel Castro know. The old Cuban dictator didn’t want Ortega to risk his power […]

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29 May 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Vaccines, ideology and several burning questions

By Carlos Alberto Montaner A poll published by BBC (World) “revealed that 28% of Americans believed that Bill Gates wants to use vaccines to implant microchips in people. Among Republicans, that figure reached 44%.” The report in question is titled Coronavirus Vaccine: 4 Conspiracy Theories Debunked by Experts. In addition to the one who blames […]

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23 May 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Peru or a society with one foot in the grave

By Carlos Alberto Montaner On June 6 we’ll know if Peruvians will commit a collective suicide. I read a survey in the Expreso newspaper that shows that Pedro Castillo today is “only” 3.2% ahead of Keiko Fujimori. It reminds me, I don’t know why, a Cuban anecdote by José María Eça de Queiroz. The Portuguese […]

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14 May 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Venezuela or the impossible mission

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Who said in Spain “stupid as a bullfighter”? He was certainly not referring to “Guerrita,” the bullfighter Rafael Guerra, who noted, “That which cannot be, cannot be and, furthermore, is impossible.” Well said. He was a philosopher, not a fool. The Venezuelan opposition, which is about 80% of the nation, has […]

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07 May 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Bukele against the Baron de Montesquieu

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Nayib Bukele, the young president of El Salvador, the smallest republic in Latin America, has been in power for just over two years. It is said that he has 90% of the popular support in his country. He was elected in February 2019. He is a young man who put an […]

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02 May 2021 ~ 1 Comment

Angela Merkel, the Chancellor Who Was Not a Model

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Angela Merkel has the best academic mind in the global political universe. She holds a PhD in Quantum Physics from the University of Leipzig. She graduated with a thesis called “Influence of the spatial correlation of the biomolecular reaction rate of elemental reactions in dense media.” Faced with that title, I […]

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23 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Will Peruvians commit suicide?

By Carlos Alberto Montaner The two national polls carried out in Peru show Pedro Castillo as the winner against Keiko Fujimori. The most recent one gives him an advantage of 16 points. It is true that the election, which will be held on June 6, is still a month and a half away, and that […]

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16 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Will Puerto Rico status be finally determined?

By Carlos Alberto Montaner I knew firsthand the beauty of the “Island of Enchantment” and the kindness of its people. More than half a century ago I went to teach in Puerto Rico. I lived there for four years and there we had a son. The island’s governor was Roberto Sánchez Vilella. I believed Luis […]

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09 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

“It’s Over.” How Do Collectivist Regimes End?

By Carlos Alberto Montaner “Patria y Vida” (Homeland and Life) is a protest song created in Cuba. The chorus assures that the regime is “over,” but it doesn’t say how. It is a tribute to the popular San Isidro Movement, formed by artists and musicians, that emerged in a poor neighborhood in Havana. It has […]

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