Archive | Otros Idiomas

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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17 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Third-Worldismin the courts

By Carlos Alberto Montaner* (FIRMAS PRESS) In Spain, something more serious than the severe economic crisis affecting the country is happening: the growing politicization of the judiciary. In the old kingdom, justice is either progressive or conservative. The modest lady of the blindfold and the balance has given way to two fishwives who insult each […]

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14 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Peru’s Humala turns to the right

By Carlos Alberto Montaner* (Miami Herald) Ollanta Humala has cancelled a scheduled trip to Venezuela, at least for now, and has declared that his country is a strategic ally of the United States in its struggle against drug trafficking. The president-elect has met with Peru’s leading businessmen, and it seems that the meeting has had […]

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16 November 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Once again, Jefferson vs. Hamilton

(FIRMAS PRESS) The colorful note in these recent elections was provided by the organizers of the Tea Party, enthusiastic conservatives who call themselves the heirs and defenders of the Founding Fathers’ political tradition. Are they? Yes, but only to a certain point. The Founding Fathers did not have a single vision of the functions of […]

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