Monthly Archives: December 2014

Kiss and Make Up?

Presidents Raúl Castro (top) and Barack Obama during their statements announcing the normalization of relations between Cuba and the US. Photo sources: New York Times (top) and Daily Banter (dowm) Like sports, strange things happen sometimes in politics. Virtually no one … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “Pepe”

Photo source: http://www.esacademic.com/dic.nsf/eswiki/646968 I will confess that I have been very surprised with Uruguay’s outgoing president, José “Pepe” Mujica. In contrast to the typical head of state and/or government, Mujica has been an obvious outlier, commuting to office in his … Continue reading

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