EL PENSADOR: DISUASIÓN «Falta sin Aviso»

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»

EL PENSADOR: EL VALOR DE LAS PALABRAS

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

La Aventura del Tango: Gardel El Perfeccionista

Son asombrosos, a veces, los resultados que se logra por la paciencia de seguir investigando aspectos de la música popular –en este caso el tango, pero no es la única-, que involucran a figuras sobre las que luce una sentencia: “están más allá del bien y el mal”. Continúa leyendo La Aventura del Tango: Gardel El Perfeccionista

EL PENSADOR: CRECE EL ESCEPTICISMO

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

EL PENSADOR: El Enunciado, Escondite Perfecto

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

EL PENSADOR: Formación del Carácter

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

EL PENSADOR: NO HAY PUENTES

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

GRAN PREMIACION INTERNACIONAL DEL AÑO de LA AMdP: «GRAND AWARDS 2022 A los Nuestros» Categoría: Columnistas

GRAND INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF THE YEAR from the WORLD PRESS AGENCY: «GRAND AWARDS 2022 To ours» Category: Columnists Continúa leyendo GRAN PREMIACION INTERNACIONAL DEL AÑO de LA AMdP: «GRAND AWARDS 2022 A los Nuestros» Categoría: Columnistas

La aventura del tango: El Poeta Elegido

¿Por qué la voz de Gardel cambia, tanto para el oído educado musicalmente como para el del común de la gente, a partir de 1925? Es otra curiosidad en la que poco bucean no sólo los fanáticos. Continúa leyendo La aventura del tango: El Poeta Elegido

EL PENSADOR: VIVIENDAS..¿QUE VIVIENDAS?

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?

EL PENSADOR: LA GRAN MATERIA PENDIENTE

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

EL PENSADOR: AQUELLOS VIEJOS, BUENOS HÁBITOS

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

EL PENSADOR: BENEVOLENCIA Y PROPÓSITOS COMUNES

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

EL PENSADOR: LA PREPARACIÓN DEL POLÍTICO

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

LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: EL TANGO EN EL AVION

Suena gracioso, dicho con respeto, cuando todavía hay quienes vinculan las letras del tango clásico, en su etapa inicial de la Guardia Vieja y primeros esbozos de evolución, sólo con la discriminación de la mujer, la idea cuasi infantil de la madrecita sufrida y la desolación por el barrio, las costumbres y los amigos perdidos. Continúa leyendo LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: EL TANGO EN EL AVION

EL PENSADOR: ¡Ah QUÉ CÓMODO LIMBO..!

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 PENSADOR: DETALLES MÍNIMOS, GRANDES PROBLEMAS

When we talk about improving coexistence in our society, the first thing to understand is summed up in a school-level phrase, even though that is the root of many misunderstandings and conflicts: “My rights can reach the limit where the rights of others». We all have constitutional rights in a democratic State, as well as obligations, but for both, no one ignores that there are limits. Continúa leyendo El PENSADOR: DETALLES MÍNIMOS, GRANDES PROBLEMAS

LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: POETAS SIN BARRERA

Hay un poema donde figura este tramo: -El día que me quieras tendrá más luz en junio./ La noche que me quieras será de plenilunio,/ con notas de Beethoven vibrando en cada rayo/ sus inefables cosas/ y habrá juntas más rosas/ que en todo el mes de mayo… Continúa leyendo LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: POETAS SIN BARRERA

EL PENSADOR: EL LENGUAJE Y SUS COMPLEJIDADES

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

LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: Monte Criollo

Cuando se busca con tenacidad y paciencia el origen de obras del arte popular –por ejemplo de teatro, cine o música- suelen surgir, como ángeles de la sorpresa convocados por alguna divinidad escondida, aspectos que van más allá de lo curioso. Continúa leyendo LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: Monte Criollo

El PENSADOR: TODO EMPIEZA MUY TEMPRANO

The world of the future will be inextricably linked to the formation of the personality of those who, day by day, awaken to life. That is, those who are born with innate abilities –such as swimming or being amazed at the life they are beginning to discover- and others that will be built according to how they are treated. Continúa leyendo El PENSADOR: TODO EMPIEZA MUY TEMPRANO

EL PENSADOR: AH, LA JUSTICIA

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

LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: LA LEYENDA NO CESA

Hay artistas populares que devienen leyenda en plena actividad y, aun viviendo escaso tiempo, luego de su muerte esa leyenda se agranda y bifurca y nunca deja de aportar nuevos matices, ¿quién puede saber si inventados o no? Continúa leyendo LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: LA LEYENDA NO CESA

EL PENSADOR: DESCONOCIMIENTO CIUDADANO

About a week ago it became known, through a survey, that fifty percent of Uruguayan citizens «did not hear or know anything about the pension reform project» presented by the Executive Branch to Parliament. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: DESCONOCIMIENTO CIUDADANO

ESPAÑA: X BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE TEXTIL CONTEMPORÁNEO “25 AÑOS WTA” SEDE MADRID, 5 de octubre – 5 de noviembre

Tras el éxito de la octava Bienal de 2019 en Madrid, la décima Bienal vuelve a España. Con la participación de más de 25 artistas españoles y artistas invitados. La organización World Textile Art-WTA, fundada en el año 1997 por la artista textil colombiana Pilar Tobón, celebra sus 25 años con la X Bienal Internacional “25 AÑOS WTA”, a realizarse de octubre a noviembre del … Continúa leyendo ESPAÑA: X BIENAL INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE TEXTIL CONTEMPORÁNEO “25 AÑOS WTA” SEDE MADRID, 5 de octubre – 5 de noviembre

LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: LA PAMPA EXCÉNTRICA

Excéntrico es sinónimo de raro. Tomando alguna libertad idiomática, podría extenderse el adjetivo a lo muy curioso o aquello caracterizado por circunstancias de tal naturaleza. Continúa leyendo LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: LA PAMPA EXCÉNTRICA

EL PENSADOR: EL PESIMISMO CRECE

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

LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: CONFESIONES

Los entendidos no dudan: CONFESIONES es el tango mejor logrado de Enrique Santos Discépolo.
Continúa leyendo LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: CONFESIONES

EL PENSADOR: CONSTRUCCIÓN DE PUENTES

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

EL PENSADOR: EPIDEMIA DE ODIO

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

EL PENSADOR: Y, SI «LA POLICÍA A LA CALLE»

If there is an issue that politicians, so-called specialists, journalists and even many simple citizens who shout inconsistencies have turned into a gigantic pot of Spanish-style stew, which they feed with fiery enthusiasm without wanting to stop, it is security. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: Y, SI «LA POLICÍA A LA CALLE»

LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: LA VIDA BREVE

Desde adolescente –nadie supo por qué- se fue matando en una loca bohemia de alcohol y drogas, mientras regalaba su arte impar en un teclado que parecía la extensión de su cuerpo. Por eso lo llamaron El mariscal del piano y por eso un admirador popularizó el apodo de “El pulpo”. Continúa leyendo LA AVENTURA DEL TANGO: LA VIDA BREVE

EL PENSADOR: HACIA EL ENTENDIMIENTO

Listening to the arguments between pro-government parliamentarians and those of the opposition that have begun to torment our search for serenity, without pauses and at the speed of state-of-the-art machine guns, we can see that if something is lacking, or directly lacking in relation to the Rendering of Accounts project, it is the understanding. Continúa leyendo EL PENSADOR: HACIA EL ENTENDIMIENTO