Archive | Otros Idiomas

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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02 April 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Vaccines and other wonderful remedies

By Carlos Alberto Montaner In the USA there is nothing more expensive than health care. I know a Spaniard who, one January 1st, noticed that his nail infection could not be cured using home remedies. It was the usual: swelling and painful throbbing. He had the terrible and unsanitary habit of biting his nails when […]

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28 March 2021 ~ 0 Comments

How do we get rid of Daniel Ortega?

By Carlos Alberto Montaner I repeat the question: how do we get rid of Daniel Ortega? Perhaps it is simpler than it seems–putting against him the different liberal and conservative groups in the country, previously unified. The same way as in 1990, when Mrs. Violeta Chamorro was used as a banner. Confronting Daniel with the […]

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21 March 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Trump and the German Ultras

By Carlos Alberto Montaner* I didn’t believe it when I read it. It looked like another “fake news.” The news story headline read: “200 German Ultras Try to Take Over the Reichstag.” It somehow remembered what had happened at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. It was almost a duplicate. But it was an […]

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05 March 2021 ~ 0 Comments

Plantados

By Carlos Alberto Montaner The story begins in Miami. “Ramón” (splendidly interpreted by Gilberto Reyes), a former political prisoner who had suffered the cruelty of Castro jailers for being a plantado, a rebellious prisoner, thinks he has just seen one of his torturers. He follows him and confirms that it is the same person. The […]

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