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American Dream?!

“After July 4, a lot of people are going to be brought back. They go back home. ICE is going to be apprehending them and bringing them back to their countries”.  US President Trump’s words, referring to his adamant decision to deport undocumented immigrants after Independence Day.  I wonder what Martin Luther Seguir leyendo

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Rat race

All Argentine politicians suffer from FOMO: fear of missing out. This has been clearly seen these last few weeks. They’re all doing their best to fit somewhere, to get something, to approach someone, however alien that someone might seem. They’ve been running a frantic race against the clock, shamelessly, ruthlessly, Seguir leyendo

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Hablemos en serio

¿Estamos en condiciones de derrochar 4.500 millones de pesos en las PASO? ¿Qué sentido tiene? ¿Acaso nos sobran? Y si así fuera, ¿no se podrían destinar a algo más útil, más necesario, más urgente? ¿No es un verdadero despropósito teniendo en cuenta el estado calamitoso en el que nos encontramos Seguir leyendo

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Hello darkness, my old friend…

Last Sunday’s huge blackout seems a suitable metaphor for the darkness we’re immersed in. It was Father’s Day, which looks like a good symbol, too, ‘cause we, Argentines, are prone to look for a Father/Mother figure as President. We choose politicians rather than policies, individuals rather than programs, relying too Seguir leyendo

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All in!!!

My kids used to sing a song at school: “Lost my partner, what shall I do?”, and for some strange reason I link this popular American partner-stealing dance from the 1840s with the frantic candidate rat race which we watched in disbelief this week in Argentina. This simple game of Seguir leyendo

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Messy rather than Messi

Former United States President, Barack Obama, has hit the nail on the head this week: “Argentina fails to win the World Cup even with Lionel Messi because they do not play as a team.”. In plain words, he has described one of our major historical difficulties as a nation: we Seguir leyendo

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Just pawns in their game…

Far West Revisited Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro  intends to allow Brazilians to carry guns wherever they go. In a country which has one of the highest homicide rates in the world, this policy would undoubtedly  add fuel to the fire. This rings a bell: it reminds us of NRA, the National Rifle Seguir leyendo

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