The country –and more notably Montevideo- is seeing how adolescent or youth violence spreads with an unimagined speed, taking educational establishments as its center. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: SIEMPRE EL LENGUAJE
With the burning problem, on the verge of explosion, of our Argentine neighbors, turned into one of the most dramatic and tragic negative examples that can be experienced, Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: ALGO HAY QUE HACER
Uruguayan society continues to be burdened with complex problems, apparently without being aware of their magnitude. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: La Cenicienta Desorientada
As if we were missing any, a problem has appeared to disturb the daily life of Uruguayans, which I don’t know whether to call unexpected, but whose causes – not its visible consequences – I don’t know that requires immediate attention from the competent authorities. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: ¿DÓNDE ESTA LA CONEJA?
Dear friends, and very distinguished Colombians, compatriots: Colombia is going through one of its most dangerous moments, a statement that warns us of an accelerated and irresponsible action by the government of Gustavo Petro, and his group of ministerial advisers, to give way to a series of projects of laws, which carry the eagerness and speed of a leering end. Continúa leyendo EDITORIAL: CARTA ABIERTA A Don ALVARO URIBE VELEZ, CESAR GAVIRIA TRUJILLO, GERMAN VARGAS LLERAS, Sr. Gral. EDUARDO ZAPATEIRO, EFRAIN CEPEDA, HENRIQUE GOMEZ, MARTIN ALONSO PINZON, Cnel. LUIS VILLAMARIN.
There is a promise that the government made in the electoral campaign and then has repeated insistently, even when the circumstances seemed inauspicious: economic imbalances, the pandemic, the growth of poverty, unemployment and several relevant reforms in a row: education, social security, health, etc. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: PROMESAS INCUMPLIDAS
What’s wrong with Minister Heber? Tiredness, anemia? No no. In any case, the opposite: excitement. It has plunged headlong into the center of a disorderly and highly politicized debate on security, which includes figures for the reduction in crime, questioning the construction of those figures, contradictions, abrupt and even absurd comparisons with previous administrations and a string of plans to improve police services and their effectiveness, in the midst of complaints of internal corruption in the Headquarters and projects -in some cases delusional- on the rehabilitation of both prisoners and those released after serving their sentences. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: DISUASIÓN «Falta sin Aviso»
A few years ago, during a television report, the Argentine philosopher and writer Santiago Kovladoff outlined an intelligent reasoning when analyzing the increasingly conflictive democratic coexistence in his country – today it is decidedly worse, it must be admitted – focusing on the impoverishment of language. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: EL VALOR DE LAS PALABRAS
In a country delicately balancing on a fine wire so as not to rush into a crisis that could jeopardize the immediate future, there is a majority of politicians who, shamelessly, have anticipated foreseeable dates, adapting them to their anxiety and ambitions, launching into a brutal pre-election campaign. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: CRECE EL ESCEPTICISMO
In days gone by, various academics, teachers and, of course, politicians, spoke about education reform. Actually, as had happened before, perhaps without so much enthusiasm, we were inundated with statements. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: El Enunciado, Escondite Perfecto
In my previous column, you reflected on the progressive and dangerous cracking that affects national politics and, consequently, society itself. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: Formación del Carácter
Al iniciar el año 2023, en el primer día del mes de enero, en un grato compartir con la comunidad del barrio Altos de Cazuca, sector deprimido, carente de todos los servicios públicos (agua, luz, alcantarillado y aseo), sus habitantes se mantienen alertas por estar sus viviendas en alto riesgo de desbordamiento, se encuentran en área limítrofe entre la capital de la República de Colombia, Bogotá, al sur, y el municipio de Soacha, al norte, en el departamento de Cundinamarca; por tal situación geográfica, hay quienes se sienten bogotanos, capitalinos, ante quienes dicen ser soachunos. Continúa leyendo DD.HH.: ASÍ ES LA COLOMBIA OLVIDADA. HACIA LA CONSTRUCCIÓN DE PAZ «De La Violencia a la Convivencia»
The circumstances that are repeated in the national society, clearly cracked, force us to return to a question. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: NO HAY PUENTES
Before the Christmas season, it is possible to place on the public agenda the debate that, the Conversations: Construcción de Paz, directed by the lawyer/journalist, Fabio Monroy Martínez; together with the San Martín University; the Peace and Justice Service in Latin America, SERPAJ-AL; allied with the World Press Agency and the Organization of Independent Journalists of Colombia, OPICOL Continúa leyendo Navidad. Interculturalidad, Derechos Humanos y Paz.
We all know that in Montevideo -although the problem is also in the interior of the country- there are thousands and thousands of citizens, especially those who have the lowest income, and what to say about those who suffer below the poverty line, who They are living in undignified conditions. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: VIVIENDAS..¿QUE VIVIENDAS?
We know that the economic and political crisis in France and Germany, Spain and Italy, in the entire EU is systemic and does not start with the invasion and the war in Ukraine. We know that Putin felt surrounded, recklessly harassed and harassed by Joe Biden, who threatened him and treated him as an outcast, to the point of making him fear for his safety and that of Russia. This did not give him any right to invade the Ukraine, since he went and goes with the trade. Putin knew it, and, even so, he made the mistake-horror of agreeing to play that Machiavellian geopolitical game of chess, with high-powered and high-precision weapons, excellent for destroying what will later be rebuilt newer and bigger, that there is no greater business than the war itself, as long as taxpayers and innocent victims pay the bills. Putin lost his sense of reality when he entered the Ukraine on February 24, 2022 like a deranged elephant in the china shop. If he wanted to defend Crimea, and the pro-Russian population of Donbass, his thing was to have put his armored divisions on alert and defense, without firing the first shot, or crossing the borders and attacking kyiv. But Putin enters the game of the USA, the maximum beneficiary, by managing to divide and break Europe, block Russia’s assets and seize its energy market in the EU, after turning Putin into Hitler, and Russia, into the incarnation of evil absolutely for the EU. NOT! for Global Village. Continúa leyendo EDITORIAL: ¡PAZ! ¡PAZ! !PAZ! POR LA HUMANIDAD STOP A LA GUERRA EN UCRANIA Y EN EL MUNDO
In our country, in the middle of the period of any government -from this point of view, when describing it, it can be profoundly ironic-, when it is time to fulfill pre-electoral promises and present essential projects for the future in order to find sufficient consensus , politics is transformed, with the basic thrust of the opposition, in a carnival of sticks thrown at the wheels of everything that must move, in the celebration of suspicion, lies and insults as legitimate resources and, ultimately, in the drawing of a frightful shadow that will obscure all intelligence that society expects and will give way to the umpteenth advance of the umpteenth campaign in fits and starts with a view only to sit on the soft seat of power, no matter how much time is left before the votes enter the polls. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: LA GRAN MATERIA PENDIENTE
This was expressed by the Minister of Health, Carolina Corcho, at a press conference convened at the Comptroller General of the Republic to publicize the SIGNING OF THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING FOR THE CONFORMATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TABLE FOR THE GUARANTEE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO HEALTH. Continúa leyendo COLOMBIA: “ATENCIÓN PRIMARIA EN SALUD, SALUD MENTAL Y HOSPITALES PÚBLICOS, PRIORIDADES DEL GOBIERNO NACIONAL” MINISTRA DE SALUD, CAROLINA CORCHO.
No hay síntesis más compleja, que la misma síntesis.
Nada mas fácil que destruir, y que difícil es reconstruir. Ucrania te admiro. Continúa leyendo Punta de Lanza: LA COSA MAS SIMPATICA DE LOS MANDATOS COMUNISTAS ES QUE SON ETERNOS
How do you describe someone who, suddenly, and already at an advanced age, thinks they discover -in reality it is their memory that brings back the memory of a distant memory, or not so much-, a serious problem in the loss of some old and good habits, enjoyed by your generation and who knows how many more in the past? Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: AQUELLOS VIEJOS, BUENOS HÁBITOS
Generous and kind you are with the cup. Gourmet eater, sancocho and arepa. It would be healthy, your honor, for the people to know, that your defects as a sanctimonious sovereign, become ostensible, like a great illustrious asshole, for… like someone who doesn’t want the thing, but inspired by skill, forgets about the poor and his poverty. Continúa leyendo EN PROSA RIMADA, AL BEBEDOR Y MONARCA DE LA CIENEGA DEL ORO COLOMBIANA. AL ZIPAZGO DE LOS MUISCAS y A LA VIDA DE LOS SABROSOS QUE HACEN HISTORIA.
The history of humanity has been teaching, for a long time, that a close interdependence -whether between political forces of the same country, or between it and all the others with which it maintains stable relations- requires common purposes if disaster is to be avoided. . And constructive common purposes will not prevail unless some community of sentiment is formed. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: BENEVOLENCIA Y PROPÓSITOS COMUNES
It is possible that, between the end of this year and the beginning of the next legislative period, the Uruguayan Parliament will face the responsibility of deciding on the two reforms that the government and the opposition consider essential: social security and education. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: ¿Y LA BASE, EL CIMIENTO?
The war of Biden and Putin in the Ukraine regardless of how the long-awaited PEACE ends and is achieved, deals a treacherous and deadly blow to the fruitful and necessary unity of the authentic Europe from Finisterre to the Urals; of which the EU, being today the essential part, the driving force, is not and will never be the whole, and cannot be, survive and grow free and powerful even with Ukraine, if it excludes Russia, its vast territory and incalculable natural reserves. Continúa leyendo EDITORIAL: ¡¡NO A LA GUERRA!! PUTIN ESPERA AL GENERAL INVIERNO, ZELENSKY-BIDEN EL GRAN BUSINESS del GAS y GUERRA Y EL ACTOR PERDIÓ LOS PAPELES Y SU ESTADO DE GRACIA EN POLONIA
Aclaro, ya en el inicio, que esta columna ya fue escrita y publicada. Pasa que hace tanto tiempo, que es probable muchos no la recuerden y hasta no la hayan leído. Por eso la reitero, obvio que con ciertas actualizaciones y para que tenga vigencia. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: LOS CHIMPANCÉS DE LA POLÍTICA
To see the course of the war between Biden and Putin in Ukraine is to see how Putin loses the papers and all the reasons for invading it. What, the repeated failure of the USA and NATO to comply with what they promised a naïve Russia, perplexed and defenseless, when it needed to turn the page and bury the cold war, when the USSR was shipwrecked. The Maiden coup d’état -model USA- in February 1914. Zelensky’s failure to comply with the Minsk agreements and the historic and repeated encirclement and harassment by NATO, now with the support of the Ukrainian government to keep Moscow within reach of its missiles, can explain, but not justify the invasion and war in Ukraine. We have gone from bad to much worse, today, Russia with more NATO, and the EU more cold and ruin. Continúa leyendo PIERDE Y PAGA LA UE, GANA (por ahora) BIDEN – OTAN y El Poder de las Familias del Gas, Petróleo, Fábricas de Armas POR EL ABSURDO ERROR-HORROR DE PUTIN, AL INVADIR UCRANIA
There is a simple exercise -obviously simpler the more intellectual capacity and good intentions the person who undertakes it has- that citizens could do about politics, the object of so much dislike and distrust today: appeal to memory, history books and any other way that allows us to remember if it is true that the quality of those who exercise it has been progressively diminishing at least since the middle of the last century. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: LA PREPARACIÓN DEL POLÍTICO
The Puebla Group, a forum made up of representatives of the political left in Latin America, will meet this week on November 10 and 11 in Santa Marta, Colombia, for its VIII meeting, hosting different progressive leaders. Continúa leyendo COLOMBIA: El Grupo de Puebla llega al Magdalena para su VIII encuentro, para impulsar la integración regional
A space of an academic nature and for reflection on the advantages of the federalist model as a bastion for strengthening regional autonomy, will be held in the beautiful city of Santa Marta in Colombia from tomorrow, November 8 and 9, with the holding of the ‘ International Forum on Federalism and Territorial Autonomy in Colombia: New Challenges in Latin America’, which has the support of the Government of Magdalena. Continúa leyendo COLOMBIA: 8/9 11-22 SANTA MARTA ‘Foro Internacional sobre Federalismo y Autonomía Territorial en Colombia: ‘Nuevos Retos en América Latina’
If I had the obligation to define the attitude of Uruguayan politics – all of it, government and opposition, although the generalization makes it uncomfortable – in the face of the ups and downs that are shaking the region, with different intensity depending on which country we are talking about, I would need, to be the civilized as possible, appeal to a metaphor. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: ¡Ah QUÉ CÓMODO LIMBO..!
El triunfo del Educador, Político y Abogado Abel Martínez Durán por un amplio margen en la candidatura presidencial del opositor Partido de la Liberación Dominicana (PLD), impone un cambio en las estrategias políticas trazadas por los virtuales candidatos para las elecciones de 2024. Continúa leyendo REPÚBLICA DOMINICANA: TRIUNFO DE ABEL MARTÍNEZ CAMBIA EL ESCENARIO POLÍTICO
Now that we are just a few steps away from deciding on the educational reform project – or so the facts seem to indicate – I feel the impulse, even at the risk of being labeled as simplistic, to insist that the essential point is learning to read correctly, to develop comprehension and, in parallel, speak, write and think better. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: EL LENGUAJE Y SUS COMPLEJIDADES
There are problems in Uruguayan society, diagnosed decades ago, which, far from being resolved, become more complex and inconvenient. Perhaps, at least in part, they are expanded by the accelerated complexity of everyday life. That imposed by the rapid progress of problems caused even by important activities -and intrinsically constructive- such as science, technology and education, in addition to others, these pathological, such as social security in a country that sees its population age more than others and where the weakness in the fight against crime and corruption is losing ground, for now without remedy. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: AH, LA JUSTICIA
I warn, without too much difficulty, that the unpopularity of politicians continues to increase among the majority of our society. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: EL PESIMISMO CRECE
As he usually shakes his threadbare clothes, almost without exception for a long, long time, I begin by admitting that the question I am going to expose is not new. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: CONSTRUCCIÓN DE PUENTES