We are witnessing one of the worst tragedies of the Mediterranean these days, with the massive deaths of immigrants trying to gain the shores of Europe from North Africa, and the massive arrivals of illegal immigrants in old boats shipped by human traffickers who are making a lot of money and have a safe haven in Libya.
Syriza’s Victory in Greece has been followed with attention in Spain, where a new leftist party “Podemos” (we can) is willing to emulate what their greek colleagues just did, taking advantage of the tiredness of the people mostly because of the corruption in politics.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Minsk on Wednesday. They shook hands and talked about the Russian paratroopers recently detained in Ukraine among other things. Putin tried to diminish importance to the incident saying it was an isolated mistake. But just next day have been reports of rebels backed by Russian soldiers entering in one town in southeastern Ukraine. The border is extremely porous.
In a White Book on Ukraine, the Kremlin warns that the situation “may erupt into a serious threat to regional peace and security and lead to further escalation of international and interethnic contradictions and conflicts in Ukraine and Europe in general.”
An agreement to ease the Ukrainian crisis was reached in Geneva on Thursday. Kiev was represented by its government. But who represented the rebels? Maybe Russia?. Do they have authority over them?
Serbian President, Tomislav Nikolić, asked for forgiveness for the massacre of Srebrenica in Bosnia in 1995 during an interview in a Bosnian TV channel. “I am down on my knees because of it. Here, I am down on my knees. And I am asking for forgiveness for Serbia for the crime that was committed […]
A year ago I wrote from my city Pamplona, Spain just at the end of the “fiesta” of San Fermin, worldly known because of the running of the bulls described by Ernst Hemingway long ago, an entry about how I though the bulls of the economic crisis the “Arab Spring” and all the other African […]