Today, on the 19th day after the hostilities between the Israelis and the Palestinians, a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire begun to allow civilians in Gaza to seek aid and evacuate to safer areas of the region. At least 85 bodies have been pulled from the rubble during the relative calm in […]
Over eleven years ago an invasion force led by the United States began in Iraq one of the costlies war in human casualties not only among the invading forces but also among the Iraqis. Sadam Hussein was captured, tried and executed but that did not end the deep divisions among […]
On Tuesday President Obama announced plans that will bring an end to America’s longest war by explaining how US troops will begin to withdraw from Afghanistan. Trying to turn the page on the occupation which started within a month of the 9/11 attacks in 2001, Obama said 9,800 American troops […]
This past Sunday was a day of sadness and disarray in Europe for those of us who feel European never mind which country we were born. For years we have fought and defended the idea of an united Europe and suddenly it felt as if our ideals have been lost, […]
Just over one month and more than 250 girls abducted in Nigeria are still in the hands of their captors the Boko Haram terrorist group. One can imagine what those girls are being subjected to and wonder how in the 21 century we can begin wars and provide surveillance in […]
This Ukraine situation risks to get out of hand if it has not already done so. The problem is that now Russia and the United States seem to have taken the country as a “playground” to show who is the strongest and that could create a lot of damage.
In Afghanistan today is vote counting day after Saturday’s poll to elect a new president. It will appear that more than seven million Afghans voted in spite of the Taliban militant threats. The outcome of this election will not be known at least for one week and it could be […]
In France, after the local elections, a Catalan born Prime Minister and an Andalusian mayor of Paris
This past Sunday took place in France the second round in the local elections for the municipalities. The results while in part expected were nevertheless a calamity for President François Hollande. His Socialist Party found itself ejected from power in at least 140 cities and towns.
Two different kind of news are keeping most of us listening, reading or watching the news these days. The tragic disappearance, in itself a yet unsolved mystery, of a Malaysian commercial jet and the events that unfolded in Ukraine. It seems strange that not so long ago the Olympic Winter […]
On December 15 last year, Chile elected Michelle Bachelet, a 62 years old pediatrician, as its president. She will become the first female president of Chile to be re-elected as she had already served as president of the country from 2006 to 2010. She is also the first popularly elected […]