• Dreadful leaderships

    Although currently some democracies have chosen dreadful leaderships, it is painful to admit that the imposition of leaders that do not represent the people, who are also scoundrels, tricksters, and, frequently, mediocre, has existed since the dawn of humanity. Sometimes we qualify them as unpresentable but the damage they are capable of inflicting on the country, world, and planet is shockingly enormous. How do those characters appear and remain? Many mechanisms are used to impose fabricated leaders; however, a factor that stands out is the role of the elites, groups that have economic and communicational power. With such power, they …

    Read More »
  • The time for peoples united in their diversity

    Contemporary trajectory generates geopolitical, social, and environmental turmoil that are unsustainable. A superior option is that of Good Living, a construction made by peoples united in their diversity that do not accept the imposition of revealed truths but rather want to decide sovereignly their course attending to the singularity of each situation. The planet and humanity unite in a critical search. The unbridled concentration of wealth and decisional power conforms a dynamic that punishes the large majority of humanity and generates tremendous inequalities. It is directed by powerful minorities led by profit and greed without considering the consequences of their …

    Read More »
  • Reflections on China

    China and the United States are poised to clash, unless a better mutual understanding is reached once they overcome their rigidities and prejudices.  ________________________________________________________________________ In my previous article, written on the eve of the 2020 American elections, I spoke of the increasing rivalry between two super-powers –China and the US—and said that they were both “in transition.”  I have little to add to my diagnosis of the American transition.  The election results indicate that the country’s political system is in transition from its traditional liberal democracy to a configuration for which we do not have a name yet, but which …

    Read More »
  • The offshore world and the necessary global changes

    The offshore world is one of the most serious manifestations of the global disarray that characterizes current times. It is imperative to dismantle dreaded tax havens within the context of a change in global financial and economic structures that humanity and its planet urgently need. Main players responsible for the offshore world are “tax havens,” piously called “heaven” by the media, global banks, multinational corporations, large global auditing, tax, and specialized legal firms. Those are the enablers (facilitators) of the capital flight, tax evasion, and asset laundry by large corporations and the “global rich.” In a context where multilateral agencies …

    Read More »
  • Initiatives

    Encyclical Fratelli Tutti on fraternity and social friendship Pope Francis http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20201003_enciclica-fratelli-tutti.html Community radios La Radio Comunitaria Cesaria Evora Sodade

    Read More »
  • Reflections

    Regarding care instead of domination Modern world paradigm, power as dominator over everything and everybody, reached its maximum expression in the culture of capital, generator of inequalities: one social injustice and another ecological one. It is individualistic, competitive, and exclusionary. Thus, we must oppose another paradigm against it. It will be the one about caring. More than a virtue, caring it is a new paradigm for the relation with nature and Earth: non-aggressive, life’s friend, and respectful of other beings. If the dominant paradigm is one of closed fist to subdue, that of caring is about an extended hand ready …

    Read More »