Archive | Otros Idiomas

20 November 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Spain’s big problem

By Carlos Alberto Montaner All polls predict an overwhelming triumph by the Popular Party in Spain. Unless some unforeseen phenomenon occurs, Mariano Rajoy will be elected Prime Minister on Nov. 20 and will enjoy an absolute majority in Parliament. Who is this politician? He is a 56-year-old conservative attorney, a Galician, a public servant for […]

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16 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Trickery and victory in Nicaragua

By Carlos Alberto Montaner (THE MIAMI HERALD) Daniel Ortega won the elections in Nicaragua, and cheated. Both. He won, because the opposition was divided and bitterly conflicted. He won, because there is now a generation of young Nicaraguans to whom the civil war of the 1980s and the disasters provoked by the Sandinistas in that […]

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06 November 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Power and death

By Carlos Alberto Montaner (FIRMAS PRESS) Eight American presidents died while occupying the White House. Four fell victim to illness: William H. Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Warren Harding and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Four were murdered by gunfire: Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy. Six almost died at the hands of madmen or […]

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01 November 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Nicaragua’s Ortega may be headed for a fall?

By Carlos Alberto Montaner Esteban Felix / AP (THE MIAMI HERALD) Nicaraguans will vote on Sunday. At stake are the presidency, 90 seats in the national Congress and 20 in the Central American Parliament. According to some polls, Daniel Ortega can expect about 40 percent of the vote, Fabio Gadea 30 percent, and Arnoldo Alemán […]

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21 October 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Democracy, YES; Ruckus, NO

by Carlos Alberto Montaner* (FIRMAS PRESS) Top of the news. Madrid. The "indignant ones" have seized an unoccupied hotel very near the Puerta del Sol, where they’ve set up their headquarters. It is not known when or how they’ll be forced to leave the building. The decision must be made by a judge, and Spanish […]

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21 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

“Chávez was elected by vote and he will leave office by vote”

The Ibero-American Association for Liberty (AIL) holds in Spain a meeting with Venezuelan and Cuban dissenters (EL UNIVERSAL) Venezuela’s President Hugo Chávez took office "by vote and he will leave office by the votes" of citizens thanks to a "political change" that will be implemented in Venezuela next year with the victory of the opposition […]

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18 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Inequality and ‘the indignant ones’

by Carlos A. Montaner (The Miami Herald) The anger grows. "The indignant ones" — those who protest on public squares — reserve their largest quota of ire against the unfair differences in income. To them, it is shameful that some executives or business owners make more than 100 times what ordinary workers earn, especially now […]

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17 October 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Responsibility to freedom in Cuba

por Carlos A. Montaner El escritor Arturo González Dorado representó a la ULC en el Executive Committee de la Internacional Liberal que se acaba de reunir en Londres. Este fue el documento que redactó y que se repartió entre los asistentes y a la prensa durante el evento. El Honorable Richard Moore, miembro del parlamento, […]

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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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