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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

LATIN AMERICA "FALLING OFF THE MAP" AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN DAVOS

Looking at the list of political leaders, business tycoons, and academic stars from across the globe participating at last week's World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland, it was hard not to notice that there were very few Latin Americans at the conference. That's bad news for the region. Read here why, and let us know what you think.

AMERICA LATINA AUSENTE EN EL FORO DE DAVOS

Observando la lista de líderes políticos, magnates empresariales y estrellas académicas que participaron en el Foro Económico Mundial de Davos, Suiza, la semana pasada, resultó difícil no advertir que había muy pocos latinoamericanos en la reunión. Se trata de una mala noticia para America Latina. Lee aqui por que, y dinos lo que piensas.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

MEXICO'S CENTER-RIGHT GOVERNMENT MAY TURN ITS BACK ON PRO-DEMOCRACY FORCES IN CUBA

What irony! Mexico's center-right President Felipe Calderón, a man who made his political life fighting for democracy, may become his country's first leader in 15 years to improve ties with Cuba's dictatorship and to turn his back on the island's peaceful opposition. Read the entire report here, and let us know what you think.

IRONIA DEL DIA: GOBIERNO DE CENTRO-DERECHA DE MEXICO SE ACERCA A CUBA

Ironías de la política: el presidente mexicano Felipe Calderón, un político de centroderecha que hizo su vida política luchando por la democracia, podría convertirse en el primer mandatario mexicano de los últimos quince años que se acerca a la dictadura cubana y le da la espalda a la oposición pacífica de la isla. Lee la columna entera aqui, y dinos lo que piensas.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

GROWING TENSIONS COULD HELP BOTH CHAVEZ AND URIBE AT HOME

Here's an interesting theory: the ongoing escalation of Colombian-Venezuelan tensions will help the two countries' charismatic leaders become even more powerful and win third terms in office. Read the whole column here, and let us know what you think.

LOS QUE SALDRAN BIEN PARADOS DEL CONFLICTO ENTRE VENEZUELA Y COLOMBIA

He aquí una teoría interesante: la actual escalada de las tensiones entre Colombia y Venezuela ayudará a los líderes carismáticos de ambos países a consolidarse en el poder y lograr un tercer período presidencial. Lee la columna entera aqui, y dinos lo que piensas.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

CHINA-INDIA TRADE DEAL WILL HAVE A BIG IMPACT ON LATIN AMERICA -- AND NOT ALWAYS POSITIVE

This week's agreement between China and India to dramatically boost their economic ties will have a major impact on Latin America, and it may not always be good news for the region. Read here the reasons why, and let us know what you think.

CHINA, INDIA Y EL FUTURO DE AMERICA LATINA

El acuerdo sellado esta semana entre China e India para aumentar dramáticamente sus relaciones económicas tendrá un gran impacto sobre Latinoamérica, y no será algo enteramente positivo para la región. Lee aqui porque, y dinos lo que piensas.

Monday, January 14, 2008

THE FIVE MYTHS OF ANTI-IMMIGRATION GROUPS

It's time to debunk the biggest myths of the antiimmigration movement that has swept this country over the past two years, and may still have an impact on the 2008 presidential race: that they are not anti-Hispanic nor oppose legal immigration, but are only against ''illegal'' immigration. Find out here what the 5 myths are, and let us know what you think.

LOS CINCO MITOS DE LOS GRUPOS ANTI-INMIGRANTES

Ya es hora de demoler el mayor mito del movimiento contra la inmigración que ha proliferado en los últimos dos años en Estados Unidos, y que podría incidir en el resultado de la contienda presidencial del 2008: que los grupos antiinmigrantes no son antihispanos ni están contra la inmigración legal, sino que tan sólo combaten la inmigración ``ilegal''. Lee aqui los 5 mitos de los anti-inmigrantes, y dinos que opinas.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

ANTI-IMMIGRATION CARD DIDN'T WORK IN NEW HAMPSHIRE - IS IT A DOG THAT BARKS BUT DOESN'T BITE?

The anti-immigration card didn't work in New Hampshire. Contrary to expectations, McCain won despite virulent attacks by fellow Republican hopeful Mitt Romney and others that he was being too soft on the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants in the country. Read our analysis of the New Hampshire primary here, and let us know what you think.

LAS PRIMARIAS DE NEW HAMPSHIRE, Y LA DERROTA DE LOS ANTI-INMIGRANTES

La carta antiinmigratoria no les sirvió de mucho a los candidatos republicanos en New Hampshire. Contrariamente a lo esperado, McCain triunfó a pesar de los virulentos ataques de sus correligionarios republicanos, encabezados por Mitt Romney, que lo acusaron de ser demasiado blando con los 12 millones de inmigrantes indocumentados. Lee aqui esta y otras conclusiones sobre las primarias de New Hampshire, y dinos que opinas.