Prensa Ukraine Leaves the European Union in the Lurch

Ukraine's decision, announced by Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov, to "suspend preparations" for the signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union, scheduled for 28 November in Vilnius (Lithuania), is the result of the Ukraine's own economic and political situation, of Putin's coercion and of the European Union's inability to carry out its flagship project–the Eastern Partnership–addressed to several ex-Soviet countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and thus continue its eastward enlargement.

Prensa Kennedy, Myth and Reality Fifty Years Later

Fifty years ago, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by the bullets fired by a young communist sympathiser, Lee Harvey Oswald. It was then that the Kennedy myth emerged. The myth of a life cut short at full maturity, of a progressive presidency too soon interrupted and of a thwarted American dream. However, half a century after the Dallas assassination and thanks to both the historical perspective achieved over time and to several research works of very high historiographical value, it is possible to separate myth from reality. 

Prensa The Misadventures of Maduro, the Enabled

This week, we Venezuelans are undusting our worst memories. The looting promoted by Maduro has forced us to face the spectre of Caracazo of 1989. 24 years later, oil 'rentism' is once again taking its toll. With an annual inflation approaching 54% in 2013, basic food shortages and of international reserves that would not even cover a week's imports, Venezuela is plunging into chaos.

Prensa Chile's Paradox

Chile has held its first round of the presidential elections. 6.5 million Chileans out of 13 million registered voters have cast their vote (low poll attendance). In this Sunday election, the left, led once again by Michelle Bachelet, has obtained a comfortable victory, although not enough for a final victory. With 46.68% of the votes, there will be a second round where the Concertation will confront Evelyn Mattei, who won 25% of the votes. 

Prensa Not Wanting to Point to Anyone or Anything*

I wouldn't want to point to anyone or anything in particular. But in these times of confused memory and widespread disqualification it would be convenient to make a minimum recalling effort to distinguish, from our common condition as fallible beings, the errors made by each of us, which are not necessarily shared. 

Prensa Ukraine Leaves the European Union in the Lurch

11.26.2013. Ukraine's decision, announced by Prime Minister Nikolai Azarov, to "suspend preparations" for the signing of the Association Agreement with the European Union, scheduled for 28 November in Vilnius (Lithuania), is the result of the Ukraine's own economic and political situation, of Putin's coercion and of the European Union's inability to carry out its flagship project–the Eastern Partnership–addressed to several ex-Soviet countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and thus continue its eastward enlargement.

Prensa Kennedy, Myth and Reality Fifty Years Later

11.22.2013. Fifty years ago, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by the bullets fired by a young communist sympathiser, Lee Harvey Oswald. It was then that the Kennedy myth emerged. The myth of a life cut short at full maturity, of a progressive presidency too soon interrupted and of a thwarted American dream. However, half a century after the Dallas assassination and thanks to both the historical perspective achieved over time and to several research works of very high historiographical value, it is possible to separate myth from reality. 

Prensa The Misadventures of Maduro, the Enabled

11.20.2013. This week, we Venezuelans are undusting our worst memories. The looting promoted by Maduro has forced us to face the spectre of Caracazo of 1989. 24 years later, oil 'rentism' is once again taking its toll. With an annual inflation approaching 54% in 2013, basic food shortages and of international reserves that would not even cover a week's imports, Venezuela is plunging into chaos.

Prensa Chile's Paradox

11.18.2013. Chile has held its first round of the presidential elections. 6.5 million Chileans out of 13 million registered voters have cast their vote (low poll attendance). In this Sunday election, the left, led once again by Michelle Bachelet, has obtained a comfortable victory, although not enough for a final victory. With 46.68% of the votes, there will be a second round where the Concertation will confront Evelyn Mattei, who won 25% of the votes. 

Prensa Not Wanting to Point to Anyone or Anything*

10.28.2013. I wouldn't want to point to anyone or anything in particular. But in these times of confused memory and widespread disqualification it would be convenient to make a minimum recalling effort to distinguish, from our common condition as fallible beings, the errors made by each of us, which are not necessarily shared.