Do we get mugged or do we throw them away?

In this same journal a few days ago, several unfortunate declarations appeared from the Republic’s Vice-president, Jorge Arreaza, in the XXIV Spanish-American Summit of State’s and Government Chiefs in Veracruz, Mexico, during this week. Arreaza alerted about the need of regulating any student mobility strategy so that other countries do not steal them away.

 

Brazil, the change dilemma

The desire for change is imminent for Brazilians. The model is no longer efficient and it is quite corrupted. Petrobras scandal is the cover of every newspaper. In addition, Brazil is going through its first year of economic recession. We are facing the tightest election in Brazil since the establishment of its contemporary democracy. The PT's strategy is to permanently confront the present with the past, while Aecio Neves’s challenge is to address a country that’s concerned about the domestic economy.

Elections in the Neighborhood

It is not enough to feel that one is the best candidate to win an election. People must see it that way. That is why it is vital to define on what ground we want to play. Capacity to solve problems must be shown and this is intrinsically related to the moment that is being lived. Brazil is not the exception.

 

Among sabers

On occasion of the 203rd anniversary of the signature of our Declaration of Independence, we believe that it is necessary to talk about certain reflections, which are never too much, regarding the spin our country has made during the last 15 years.  Since Hugo Chavez took over power, the militarization of our country became imminent.  And, when speaking of militarization, we refer to a way of being, a perception of life which goes beyond wearing a uniform and giving orders.  The structure of the State began turning into a matter of hierarchies, battles and warlike terms which do not represent at all a progress in our country’s development and in our evolution as a society.  Even the elections, a process which ratifies our nature as a democratic country, have precisely turned into military battles, a government method that was overthrown around 1958 and represented by Marcos Perez Jimenez.  15 years later and with the already known outcome, Nicolas Maduro, a civilian, took over the Presidency.  It seemed that such “militarization” of the Republic would be slightly reduced.  But it didn’t and the matter has actually worsened. 

 

Latin America: between the party and power

The success our continent’s soccer teams have had is undeniable.  There have been great and no so great surprises, outstanding players, teamwork and proof that our soccer is still growing and leaves us big emotions.

 

One person’s pain is another person’s gain

We could not ignore the letter addressed by Jorge Giordani to Venezuelans after being removed from office by the government.  Such dismissal means, in theory, the end of a manner for handling the economy of the country, which dogmatism has caused relevant consequences that will take us many years to remedy.