Archive for the 'Political' Category


A few words from Obama can change the world

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

“The United States has not always stood as it should with some of these fledgling democracies [in Latin America], but over the last several years, I think both Republicans and Democrats in the United States have recognized that we always want to stand with democracy, even if the results don’t always mean that the leaders [...]

Political, Soft

If Bush were still president

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

The recent events in the streets of Iran due to the contested election, has possibly done more in one week to inspire “regime change,” than George W. Bush could have ever done. (Regime change in the Middle East had been a stated goal of Bush.) This is a popular movement, and seems very spontaneous. The [...]


Iranian Zionists on Twitter

Friday, June 19th, 2009

“Ayatollah Khamenei blamed ‘media belonging to Zionists, evil media’ for seeking to show divisions between those who supported the Iranian state and those who did not, while, in fact, the election had shown Iranians to be united in their commitment to the Islamic revolutionary state.” –The New York Times It seems that much of the [...]

Argentina, Political

The Open Veins of Latin America

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

“Now, let me be clear, just because he handed me a copy of Peter Pan does not mean that I’m going to read it — but it’s good diplomatic practice to just accept these gifts” – Barack Obama, 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner Hugo Chavez gave this book to Barack Obama. It seems as if [...]

Political, Soft

Gripe Porcina, Swine Flu

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

En la prevención de la Gripe Porcina, el barbijo debe estar colocado por la fuente del gripe, directamente a la porcina, no la persona. To protect against Swine Flu, the mask should be applied to the source of the flu, directly to the swine, not to the person.

Hard, Political

A naive opinion about the Middle East

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

Without having studied it as much as it deserves, I am taking a stab at a topic that provokes extremely powerful and complex reactions.  My point-of-view may change drastically over time, but I have to start somewhere. 

Argentina, Political

President Barack Hussein Obama in Argentina

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Almost exactly 4 years ago I moved from the US to Argentina. I had planned my trip for just after the presidential election in part so that I could vote. I had been expecting and hoping for a victory by John Kerry. I supported Kerry more out of my hate for the Bush administration than [...]

Political, Soft

Sarah Palin is Pro-Choice

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Many so called “pro-lifers” mistakenly equate abortion rights with favoring abortion. That is far from the truth. The right to abortion is about putting the decision in the hands of the pregnant woman (and her god, if she believes in one) rather than the government imposing its values on her. Mario Cuomo, the former New [...]

Hard, Political

Waging war to gain votes

Friday, August 29th, 2008

I returned from a 6-week trip to the US the other day. I have been looking for an opportunity to write about the presidential campaign there in this space. Unsure of what exactly to write,  I have had the idea of something with the view of an ex-patriot filtered through an international perspective. This is [...]

Hard, Political

One reason why we need Barack Obama

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

I feel like I am saying the all-too-obvious when I say that Barack Obama’s candidacy is important for racial reasons. In the general campaign he himself has emphasized what he offers aside from his African heritage. Hillary Clinton and John McCain too have mostly tiptoed around the race issue. As a liberal white male I [...]