• How much longer removed from caring for the planet and the entire humanity!

    It was always hard to understand how small minorities were able to subdue large majorities and, however, it is a constant since the dawn of humanity. Undoubtedly, repressive force intervenes so that some impose themselves onto others. Until a few decades, precarious democracies were captured through coups d’état where the military that led the insurrections were not the sole responsible. Above them, there were always those with real power that gave them mandate to govern. A power that adapts to circumstances of time, always clinging on the helm of countries and nations. Today, in the context of an unbridled process …

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  • External sector bottleneck, persistent threat for non-central countries

    In their growth, non-central countries suffer recurrent situations of foreign-currency shortage that ruin their development. This occurs as their disarticulated economic structure generates dynamics that produce bottlenecks. How can they solve this persistent threat? The productive structure that tends to prevail in non-central countries generates a dynamic full of contradictions, among many others: when they grow what happens is that the need for foreign currency to sustain growth is larger than their availability, being those dollars, euros, yens or any other currency required for having transactions with external actors. It is dramatic to see countries that try very hard to …

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  • Regarding American decadence. A revealing president in a new geopolitical context

    American protectionism under president Donald Trump’s administration is just an exaggerated expression of a process of global power loss and its replacement by a new constellation of blocks organized around specific interests and the power of the strongest within each. President Trump’s speech at the 74th General Assembly of United Nations was revealing in more than one sense. Let us set aside the fact that his presentation seemed coherent just because it was preceded by the speech of the bizarre Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, that some of the European attendees described as emetic[1]. Among other wonders, Bolsonaro argued that it …

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  • Ni Una Menos

    The movement Ni Una Menos[1] rises up in 2015 in Argentina in protest against violence towards women. That year, there was special media coverage of several murders of women. It burst into non-specialized public opinion a debate regarding femicidio to describe those violent deaths of women perpetrated in the private sphere that until then were qualified as passion crimes. Media exposure, thorough, morbid, and truculent description of femicidios, has acted in several dimensions. First, it ended up being a regrettable incentive for the reproduction of similar actions[2], for the thirst for being recognized and appearing in the media. Second, the …

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  • Reflections

    Regarding the globalization of indifference Economically more advanced societies develop the tendency to a strong individualism that combined with utilitarian mentality and multiplied by the media network, produce the “globalization of the indifference.” In this scenario, migrants, refugees, displaced people and victims of human trafficking have become an exclusion symbol because, apart from suffering difficulties for their own condition, they are frequently the object of negative judgments, as they are considered responsible for social ills. Francisco Regarding why politics is of interest Why am I so interested in politics? If I could answer in a very simple way, I would …

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