Five years blogging!
Five years blogging from this spot! Since my first post about the US presidential campaign, the first one for Obama, to this day, hundreds of stories have found a place in this blog. Comments, links, selected news about topics I considered interesting and I hope my readers and followers too.
There's nothing you won't do for money
Corrupt politicians, there’s nothing you won’t do for money? Each day the news reveal a brand new scandal: illegal enrichment, millions in obscure transactions, money sheltered in tax havens.
Link: Civil rights, press freedom and party's mistakes among subjects banned from teaching in Chinese Universities
Seven subjects off limits for teaching, Chinese universities told | South China Morning Post. Summary: Mainland universities have been ordered to steer clear of seven topics in their teaching, including universal values, press freedom and civil rights, two university staff said, offering an insight into ideological control under the new Communist Party leaders. A law professor […]
A call from Pope Francis to the world
Please, I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be “protectors” of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. Let us not allow omens of destruction and […]
Pope, Media, Spirituality and Politics
The new Pope said today to the Journalists gathered in the Aula Paulus VI, who difficult is to report about the Church if you see it in terms of “politics”. This is why, I think, all the so-called experts in Vatican affairs who worked with lists of candidates to the papacy failed with their predictions […]
Democratic convention and Jerusalem
A big disappointment about internal democracy in the democratic convention because of Jerusalem. The sentence “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel” had been removed from the platform because of the negotiations in progress about the future of the city backed by the Obama’s Administration. The criticism made the President and his people propose […]
The Syrian regime is dead, says Nawaf Fares
“The Russian support, the Iranian support and the hesitation or the inability of the international community to protect the Syrian people are the main reasons why the regime is buying time and why the regime is staying for a longer period of time. But from inside, the regime is dead. Economically, socially, in all domains […]
Who will lead Europe now?
The socialist Françoise Hollande won the presidency of France and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel lost her best ally in this time of economic crisis in the European Union, Nicolas Sarkozy, the first incumbent president who lost an re-election in 31 years in his Country. Until now, the front French-German was leading the policies of […]
I have to apologize again for my long silence. My lack of health again. I was following very closely all the events in the world as is my duty to explain it to my readers and then when the news explodes then I can’t write. The agony of the Bush’ Administration, the violence in the […]
Benedikt XVI: There is something to do for peace
Hi everybody. I’m Back. I don’t know for how long, but here I am. Mainly thanks to the Pope Benedikt the XVI. Yesterday I was listening his Message “Urbi et Orbi” from Rome With Some difficulties, because the commentators in the TV channel I have at home have the bad habit of sumarize instead of […]