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Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel with former President Raúl Castro. Photo: Irene Pérez - Courtesy Cubadebate

All the doomsayers feel they can make their dire forecasts even before the actual person, measure or institution they are referring to has had a chance to either fail or succeed.

OP-ED]: Trump is hurting America’s friends abroad

 05/10/2017 - 09:26
t is now quite possible -- in fact, likely -- that the next president of Mexico will be an anti-American socialist-populist similar to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was polling around 10 percent at the start of 2015. He is now around 30 percent, the front-runner among the potential candidates for next year’s election. File

There has been much focus on Donald Trump’s erratic foreign policy -- the outlandish positions, the many flip-flops, the mistakes. But far more damaging in the long run might be what some have termed the Trump effect -- the impact of Trump on the domestic politics of other countries. That effect appears to be powerful, negative and enduring. It could undermine decades of American foreign policy successes.

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Fareed Zakaria

En Cuba, los viejitos también tocan rock

 03/28/2016 - 10:52
Foto, arriba: EFE/Rolando Pujol; foto de recuadro: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

Si usted es de los que pensaba que la mayor atracción del año en La Habana era Barack Obama, piénselo otra vez. El Presidente de Estados Unidos, pese a su carisma y su coraje en viajar a Cuba dejando a un lado medio siglo de enemistad, fue solo el acto de apertura para los Rolling Stones, un grupo que es un monumento a la improbable energía y resistencia de la gente de la tercera edad.

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In Cuba, senior citizens rock

 03/28/2016 - 10:27
Photo above: EFE/Rolando Pujol; inset photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

If you thought Barack Obama was the big ticket this year in Havana, think again. The President of the United States, for all his charisma and courage in traveling to Cuba putting aside half century of relentless enmity, was only the opening act for the Rolling Stones, a band that is a monument to the improbable stamina and endurance of old —and I mean, old— people.

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Sabrina Vourvoulias
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De la agresión armada a la invasión económica

 03/21/2016 - 11:09

Así es, los casi 60 años de guerra secreta, múltiples atentados contra la vida de Fidel Castro y el innecesario y cruel embargo comercial que han caracterizado las relaciones de Washington con Cuba, han dado paso a una verdadera fiebre del oro por parte de toda clase de negocios estadounidenses ansiosos por extraer cualquier riqueza que la nación Caribeña pueda ofrecer.

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Sabrina Vourvoulias
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From armed aggression to an economic offensive

 03/21/2016 - 11:03

Yes, almost 60 years of secret wars, multiple attempts to kill Fidel Castro and a vicious trade embargo that characterized Washington’s approach to Cuba, have metamorphosed into a veritable gold rush of U.S. businesses of all kinds eager to mine whatever riches the Caribbean nation has to offer.

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Sabrina Vourvoulias
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