The EU’s path towards a price cap for Russian hydrocarbons seems difficult. A unified reading for 27 countries, with 27 different energy realities, solely on the basis of a political motion, seems hardly credible. The Italian proposal to extend the price cap to all suppliers, regardless of their nationality, is followed by four other countries, while three believe that it should only apply to Russian gas (but this would be a new sanction on Russia, not a political energy saving). As the necessary unanimity did not exist, it was postponed to the mid-October meeting. If it was supposed to be a show of determination and unity, for now it is a sign of weakness and fragmentation. Continúa leyendo El Estrecho camino entre Bruselas y Samarcanda
Hate is killing us. Every day that passes, Uruguayan society is divided into tribes – small, large, of all sizes – that base their philosophy, if that is what generates their actions, on intolerance, lack of respect for those who think differently , fanaticism, discrimination, racism and the idea of dogma prevailing over the postulate. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: EPIDEMIA DE ODIO
By Santos Miguel González «Lo más escandaloso que tiene el escándalo es que uno se acostumbra» «The most scandalous thing about scandal is that you get used to it» Simone de Beauvoir filósofa, profesora, escritora y activista feminista francesa, autora de novelas, ensayos, biografías y monografías temas políticos, sociales y filosóficos. French philosopher, teacher, writer and feminist activist, author of novels, essays, biographies and monographs … Continúa leyendo ESTADOS UNIDOS: EL ESCÁNDALO DE VINCE MCMAHON DE WWE, EMPAPAPA A DONALD TRUMP
I am convinced that a vast majority of adult citizens in our country do not have the remotest idea about the pension reform bill; that is to say, they do not know -unless slogans are repeated here and there, depending on where the sun is that warms them- how it will affect their lives and those of their descendants or why and, much less, the implications it will have on the economy on which we will all continue to depend afterwards. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: SOLO SÉ QUE NADA SÉ
The International Energy Agency, a structure dependent on the OECD, in its monthly report on the oil market, reports that the impact of Western sanctions on Russian energy exports has so far been essentially nil. The OECD – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development – is not based in Moscow. It is an organization based in Paris of which 36 countries are part, including the United States, almost the entire European Union, Japan, Australia and Canada, Mexico and Chile, Switzerland and Turkey. As of June 1, 2021, the Secretary General of the OECD is the Australian Mathias Cormann. Continúa leyendo EDITORIAL: UE y RUSIA, LOS SANCIONADORES SANCIONADOS.
Definitely, the ticket moves people, of that I have no doubt. There were quite a few people there, but, honestly, I thought that the whole country would be in the Plaza de Bolívar, to see the show, which was undoubtedly very beautiful. Continúa leyendo PUNTA DE LANZA: POSESIÓN EN PAUSA POR LA ESPADA
Iván Duque took off his bandana, and everything is ready for the preparations for the media circus of the inauguration of Gustavo Petro, brand new and new president of Colombia. It is said that as a «hero» he could «wield» Simón Bolívar’s sword, the same one that they say he borrowed in 1974 (stolen) and never returned, when he was a member of the M 19 group. Continúa leyendo COLOMBIA: ¿POSIBLES SÍMBOLOS Y MENSAJES OCULTOS, EN LA TOMA DE POSESIÓN DE PETRO…?
Federal authorities arrested the former governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vázquez, in the morning hours of Thursday the 4th. Continúa leyendo PUERTO RICO : ESQUEMA DE SOBORNO INVOLUCRA A EX GOBERNADORA Y A SUS SECUACES DE CUELLO BLANCO.
A republican democracy, to be really and not in appearance, that is to say to function as it should, must be based on the independence of three essential Powers that are related to consolidate it: the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: DIFÍCIL, NO IMPOSIBLE
In its most common and understandable meaning, to think means to reflect, to carefully examine something to form an opinion. Implicit in this act is the fact that it allows forming ideas, opinions and even inducing action. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: EL LENGUAJE
There is no more lapidary phrase for an irreverent senator and candidate for the presidency, today president, than the trilled response, which was given to him by Mr. General Zapateiro Altamiranda, to defend the institution of the army. Continúa leyendo PUNTA DE LANZA HASTA LA VISTA, ¡MI GENERAL!
EL MAESTRO LUY has always stood out for his tenacity and ingenuity that have catapulted him around the world with publications in more than one hundred countries throughout his renowned career. Continúa leyendo ASÍ T-VEO MUNDO EN CARICATURAS
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BEAUTY TRICKS FROM THE EXPERTS Los MAQUILLADORES, los grandes expertos de la belleza, que con sus técnicas y efectos cada vez superan lo insuperable para embellecernos, tienen muchos secretos que conocemos como «trucos de belleza de los expertos» que no suelen compartir y que sin embargo hoy en este post y gracias a la colaboración de… Continúa leyendo TRUCOS DE BELLEZA DE LOS EXPERTOS
As a regular reader I find myself alert like a radar to analyze world events. Today I will comment on the BRICS, 16 years after its founding. Continúa leyendo BRICS: LA NUEVA RESPUESTA A UN NUEVO ORDEN MUNDIAL
Skepticism is a philosophical doctrine that consists in affirming that the truth does not exist, or that, if it exists, the human being is incapable of knowing it. Continúa leyendo COLOMBIA: EL ESCEPTICISMO VS LOS PANCISTAS, UN CAMBIO RADICAL DEL CIELO A LA TIERRA
There are many citizens – I know – who have been surprised by information that has been circulating in recent days: according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, based on data from the OAS Inter-American Observatory on Drugs, Uruguay is the country with the highest Per capita consumption of cocaine in Latin America. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: OPINIONES OLVIDADAS
The second round to elect the new president of Colombia is just around the corner and to the good understanding, up the sleeve of Gustavo Petro and his advisers, they can get an Ace… because you are already seeing dirty and low tricks, to achieve their mission and for this they have Sebastián Guanumen «The strategist of the Historical Pact» and «The leftist architect of Petro», to carry out a deceptive policy Continúa leyendo COLOMBIA: SEBASTIAN GUANUMEN, El AS de LA ESTRATEGIA y ARQUITECTO de LA POLÍTICA ENGAÑOSA CON LOS PETROVIDEOS.
A few days before the second round of the presidential election in Colombia, we are faced with a deplorable spectacle, while the emotion roams freely, reason is conspicuous by its absence, disinformation shines at the highest level, the vulgarity everywhere, insults in bulk, whoever thinks differently is vilely belittled, Hatreds, fears, bad feelings, eternal quarrels for any animosity are present in the daily socio-political racket, leaving aside reason and substantive arguments. Continúa leyendo ANTE LA RAZÓN LA EMOCIÓN: ELECCIONES EN COLOMBIA FUERA DE CONTROL
In Colombia Barranquilla, a probable «blind eye» of the respective authorities, as well as the total vulnerability of the rights to which the Companies that make up the Media Conglomerate with the Radio Chain of La Libertad and El Diario La Libertad are among those most affected by the systematic irregular and reckless actions of the Superintendency of Companies based in Barranquilla. Continúa leyendo COLOMBIA: INTERNATIONAL DISCOMFORT FOR ACTION OF BARRANQUILLA SUPERSOCIETIES TO «LA LIBERTAD»
After a prudent time to reflect and meditate on my future, I decided to write about World Sport: «Politics» and like a fish in water today I come to accentuate the first round of the Colombian elections, an iconic election between the main candidates Gustavo Petro, Rodolfo Hernández, Fico Gutiérrez and Sergio Fajardo, where some factors were decisive in the campaign: Fear, inequality, unemployment and the promise of change, as a determining factor in this first round. Continúa leyendo COLOMBIA: RODOLFO HERNÁNDEZ, LA CENICIENTA QUE NADIE VIÓ VENIR AL BAILE…
Many years ago a work appeared in France, clandestinely, precisely referring to two illustrious thinkers, respectable for the time and a fundamental piece in the governments of the day, in which both had a lot to do with the deep state of the time, and for one of them, like MONTESQUIEU, he considered the cause of democracy and freedom as a good that must be protected by law. Meanwhile, for MACHIAVELO, his main objective revolved around the fact that the end justifies the means, to achieve the objectives and political survival. Kind of like Roy Barrera. For Machiavellianism, ALL GOES prevails. They say that Armando fits in there. Continúa leyendo PUNTA DE LANZA: «MONTESQUIEU MAQUIAVELO Y SANTOS DIALONGAN EN EL INFIERNO»
In the universe of health care -especially in the private sector, and I emphasize it because it is the experience that I have lived more than once and to which I can refer solidly- there are certain behaviors, and I do not wish to generalize, that I do not understand ; and when using the verb to understand I want it not to be discarded perhaps, as naivety on my part. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: LA ATENCIÓN DE LA SALUD
In my opinion, progressively, we are witnessing a pathology that places the Judiciary in an uncomfortable position to say the least. The slowness of its procedures, at all levels, compromises with certain assiduity –and I do not intend to be alarmist- a more dynamic, balanced and equitable operation of the republican democratic system on which Uruguayan society is based. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: EL RITMO CANSINO
Yesterday I left my house to work, a tire blew out and the answer was empty, instead of earning money, I had to spend to get home towed by a tow truck, that is, I lost money. Continúa leyendo EDITORIAL: CONVERSANDO CONTIGO SOBRE EL ACONTECER DE UN MUNDO AL REVÉS….
Sometimes, in its itinerary to address essential issues for the country, a government should not ignore certain opportunities that are presented to it. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: INFORMACIÓN NECESARIA
Tengo edad suficiente como para haber vivido en plena madurez intelectual, y además en ejercicio de mi oficio periodístico, el extenso, oscuro, amenazante y fabricante de novelas de terror –algunas que, sin embargo, se acercaron peligrosamente a hacerse realidad- proceso histórico que dio en llamarse “La guerra fría”. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: EL EQUILIBRIO FRÁGIL
«The Guardian Angel» yells at me from my right shoulder, «Wednesday, again talking about the war», I answer subtly is what is «in», but this time I will talk about «the virtues of the world against Putin’s war»,because the world expected that the war would be over in three days and even I thought this was «a piece of cake for Russia», but my good little devil from the left side said: «Ukraine would lose as soon as the devil plucks an eyelash» ( quickly) and I replied: «I can tell you that you are wrong because the resistance stood up for their country» and bravely they continue to fight with weapons more archaic than Methuselah himself, they keep in the cave of the forgotten and they will continue to «fight.» Continúa leyendo EDITORIAL: LAS VIRTUDES DE LA GUERRA DE PUTIN…
With each passing day, my conviction that, as a society, we are on the way to becoming a factory of messes with increasingly serious consequences because it seems that all the guiding references, historically incorporated into it, they have entered a state of dilution or obscurantism. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: LA FÁBRICA
THE BACKYARD OF RUSSIA Continúa leyendo EL PATIO TRASERO DE RUSIA
The favorable vote of four magistrates and one associate judge of the Constitutional Court, and with the saving of votes of four magistrates, among them, among these, three women, in a recent, controversial, painful and sad ruling decriminalizes abortion in Colombia and legalizes its execution up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. In the event that one of the three exceptional causes established by the same Court several decades ago does not apply the aforementioned term to abort. Continúa leyendo OPINIÓN: COLOMBIA FALLO DE LA CORTE CONSTITUCIONAL QUE LEGALIZA EL ABORTO HASTA LAS 24 SEMANAS DE GESTACIÓN￼
It all begins in the earliest, most tender childhood. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: VIEJAS IDEAS…¿NUEVAS?
The need sharpens intelligence to be able to survive and grow in an adverse environment. Continúa leyendo IN MEMORIAM DE DESMOND TUT, MAESTRO Y LIBERTADOR DE CUERPOS Y ALMAS
Greatly surprising the international community, Nicaragua has decided to reestablish diplomatic relations with China at the highest level and, in consecuense, break diplomatic relations with Taiwan, which have always been commercial, never political. It is no coincidence that Taiwan has never come out in support of Managua in the different stages of its political action and that it has never tried to pressure its main sponsor – the United States – who has always been reminded that the relationship was only about business. The free zone is the only portion of Nicaraguan territory that interested the Taiwanese, that are now only recognized by 13 countries, apart from the Vatican, of the 197 that make up the entire international community. Continúa leyendo EDITORIALE: MANAGUA – PECHINO, LA NUOVA ROTTA
There is a famous William Blake epigram – «The curse strengthens, the blessing relaxes» – to which it is often appealed out of context and, in this way, can become an exhortation to irascibility and aggressiveness, personal and social. Obviously, such an interpretation, no matter how common it is, is a mistake. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: LA AGRESIVIDAD SOCIAL
The city of Cartagena has always had its mental bazaars, behavioral, some of charity, others of love for the city and the currency and with that curious range of characters, of beading principles, they go up and down, to look for money, fame and then they go to sleep. It is a national evil. – Thus, the other history of the Hidalga city is being written, the one that appears so shameless, prostituted, and accomplice, which is very different from that forged and written by our great-great-grandparents, great-grandparents and grandparents, making it progress. Continúa leyendo OPINIÓN: CARTAGENA COLOMBIA Y SUS PETRISTAS
THE THINKER: SPACES AND ACTIVITIES En un contexto de desbordada politización, con tufo a campaña pre-electoral adelantada a empellones, el oficialismo y la oposición están incrementando un debate que, cual parabrisas de automóvil moderno, va tal vez demasiado rápido de un lado a otro del parabrisas que pretende ayudar a la vista a observar el camino, pero en este caso haciéndole un mal favor a … Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: ESPACIOS Y ACTIVIDADES
Lo vuelvo a repetir, soy un liberal de convicciones, independiente, que, durante muchos años, permanecí en el centro, con algunas coincidencias con la izquierda, las que hoy veo tan absurdas, que desaparecieron de cualquier mirada distraída de mi parte, ni si quiera de soslayo, ni menos por simple curiosidad. Continúa leyendo PUNTA DE LANZA: EL LIBERALISMO EXPERTO EN DIVIDIR
There is an old phrase that for decades has been among the favorites of Danilo Arbilla, a colleague whom I respect and with whom I have shared years of journalism, and it falls like a glove for this column that I decided to write: Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: una ley a derogar
The goodbye of a woman is weaving slowly, over the years, disappointments and disappointments. It germinates in the absences, whether physical, affectionate or emotional, in the lack of respect, of fairness, in that constant giving and giving without finding an echo or appreciation of its existence. Continúa leyendo REFLEXIÓN: El adiós de una mujer
Milan Kundera wrote a few years ago, a novel titled «Slowness.» It is fiction, by the way quite complex, but it aims to show that always behind human attitudes, there have been, even in this century where everything seems to happen at very high speed, a friction between those who want to quickly get to the place or whatever decision it may be and those who seem to enjoy the slow pace, from time to time, to get to the destination in question. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: LENTITUD DESALENTADORA
The electoral campaign has been formally opened in Nicaragua. The civic right presents its best candidates, while the coup right shouts from the rooftops that the elections should not be recognized by the international community. Continúa leyendo NICARAGUA: HACIA LAS URNAS
I would not know how to brand my beloved Colombia, if the country of cowards, or of accomplices. Continúa leyendo COLOMBIA: SALUD HERNANDEZ
When a significant issue for the national economy is placed on the government’s decision table – and this is already a national culture that should be exterminated -a great confusion is installed in which a mess of slippery and fallacious arguments arises, almost always promoted by a minority of politicians and trade unionists who act like politicians and whose radical ideas, in certain cases absurd or surpassed by reality, they interfere with a majority whose interpretation is based on free critical thinking and constructive adaptation to the changing and changing reality of the region that we are part of. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: la gran confusión
If peace is a state of the soul, a commitment of being and a spirit in soft calm that allows us to transcend, then before pacts on war or peace, we should examine our actions, why not love in a truthful way? Continúa leyendo REFLEXIÓN: ¿SERÁ POSIBLE ALCANZAR LA PAZ?
The Dutch ethologist Frans de Waal acquired much of his prestige after publishing the book «The politics of chimpanzees», in which – as I have already described more than once – he analyzes experiences carried out by scientists with these animals at the Arnhem Zoo, comparing them with the essential human political facts that, even practiced today, come from ancient times. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: ¿HACIA DONDE VA LA POLÍTICA?
Si se presta atención a todo lo que se dice del Poder Judicial –procurando, claro, analizarlo desde un punto de vista racional, lógico, de libertad de pensamiento crítico- sobran motivos para, cuanto menos, expresar preocupación. If attention is paid to everything that is said about the Judiciary – trying, of course, to analyze it from a rational and logical point of view, of freedom of critical thought – there are plenty of reasons to, at least, express concern. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: DE UNA BUENA VEZ
WORLD: ASI T-SEE IN CARTOONS A continuación nuestra acostumbrado espacio PERSPECTIVAS DE LUY, de Oscar Rodriguez Ochoa quien el pasado 2 de agosto celebró sus Cuarenta años de carrera prolífica como caricaturista, en la que destaca su tenacidad e ingenio que le han llevado a la escena internacional con publicaciones en más de cien países a lo largo de su reconocida trayectoria. Here is our … Continúa leyendo MUNDO: ASI T-VEO EN CARICATURAS
The disorderly and daring departure of American troops from Kabul has produced substantially unequivocal comments about another American defeat. That’s? Of course, the defeat is political and military, but the big picture is a more complex and articulated reading. The United States, in fact, tried – and failed – to win, but somehow they were more interested in the presence in Afghanistan than in a military victory. Continúa leyendo OPINIÓN: LECCIONES AFGANAS
In a pamphlet he published in 1925, entitled «What I Believe,» Bertrand Russell, in the chapter on righteous living, wrote: «When I say that the morality of conduct must be judged by its probable consequences, I mean that we wish see approved the conduct that is likely to achieve the social ends we want, and disapproved the opposite conduct. Currently this is not done; there are certain traditional norms according to which approval and disapproval are distributed regardless of the consequences Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: ¿RIDICULEZ O RIESGO SOCIAL?
It seems that we spend our lives pursuing happiness and that this is like a chimerical ideal that no matter how much we speed up the pace, we cannot reach it. Continúa leyendo REFLEXIONES: ¿Es inalcanzable la felicidad?
42 years have passed since I opposed the sectarian and short-lived policy of the PCE leadership, forming part of it as political secretary of the Maestrazgo y los Puertos de Morella and secretary of culture of the Castellón provincial committee. With CAD, we were 7 years ahead of the forceps delivery of I. U. Continúa leyendo EDITORIAL: ESPAÑA, DE CUANDO NI EL PCE NI EL PSOE QUISIERON ESCUCHAR AL POETA PEPITO GRILLO Y NO EXISTÍA NI INTERNET NI LAS REDES
Faced with the difficulties that have arisen in the health sector for several decades, exacerbated by the pandemic and its peaks, there is much we can and must do from our daily lives; in the first instance, we are aware that the health system is the responsibility of all people, without any exclusion; Likewise, in the second instance, that we must bet on the dignity of health professionals; And to top it all off, we strive to dignify the attention to users, to all of these, we have been saying for a long time: we are all users.A quienes les debemos un reconocimiento especial es a los profesionales de la salud, quienes en todo tiempo ofrendan los mejores años de su vida para con sus conocimientos y experticia atendernos las veinticuatro horas al día, de todos los días, sin importar que sea fin de año, Carnavales, Semana Santa, y/o demás feriados, de verdad, se merecen todo nuestro respeto, consideración y admiración. Continúa leyendo EDITORIAL: «SOS» POR LA SALUD DE COLOMBIA
THE THINKER: MERCOSUR OR VILARDEBÓ? Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: ¿MERCOSUR O VILARDEBÓ?
The Colombian figurehead Alex Saab will be extradited from Cape Verde to the United States of America, after the court will rule against him. If he is found guilty of all the charges he will have a sentence between 30 to 60 years. Although Nicolás Maduro tried to persuade on social networks that Alex Saab is an ambassador of Venezuela, where his legal expenses are paid by the people of that country despite the fact that Venezuela lives in a miserable precarious situation where today many are searching among garbage to feed themselves. Continúa leyendo Venezuela: «Crearé un Comité Científico Militar para CREAR nuestras propias armas».
Bajo el manto de las estrellas todos somos iguales, creación de Dios. Under the mantle of the stars we are all the same, creation of God Continúa leyendo REFLEXIÓN: Metamorfosis
The day peace is signed, there will be a party in Venezuela and on the continent, as Bolívar used to say: Peace is my port. Hugo Chavez (president of Venezuela) Continúa leyendo VENEZUELA: LA PRESIÓN HACIA CUBA REPERCUTE EN VENEZUELA
THE PERSPECTIVES OF LUY, the expected space of one of the great caricatures in the world, where Luy (artistic name) makes a display from objectivity in a waste of strokes and talent, offering us a range of cartoons where ¡¡ words are superfluous !! .. Mexican talent and worthy representative of this art as an international exponent where his tools to elaborate the following images are his creativity, precision and expressiveness with nothing more to add or argue.. Continúa leyendo MUNDO: ASÍ T-VEO EN CARICATURAS
If there is something that I do not like, it is injustice for a people. So many years the Cuban blockade and the politicians of immobile Cuban descendants, like a mannequin. Now Cuba leaves its feelings for the hunger and misery they suffer and the patriotism of them (the Cuban politicians) to the surface.