Gandasegui, The Monroe Doctrine then and now

The Monroe Doctrine was pronounced in 1823, first in a letter to Russia, whose ambassador suggested that its holdings in Alaska might expand down the West Coast into what is now California but was then part of Mexico. It was also prompted by a suggestion by France, which had invaded Spain, that it wanted to […]

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What Democrats are saying

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz at SXSW 2019. Her proposals are getting a better reception from the public than from her colleagues, which in turn has most of the top tier Democratic presidential primary candidates saying nice things about some of them. Wikimedia photo by nrkbeta. The Dems’ messages     These links are interactive — click on […]

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What Republicans are saying

Donald Trump meets with Theresa May, who is on her way out of office and after he took the unprecedented step of endorsing Boris Johnson as her replacement. White House photo. The GOP messages…             These links are interactive — click on the boxes            

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Bernal, Constitutional change

“The constituent power can do everything and is not subject beforehand to any constitution.” For a new constitution by Miguel Antonio Bernal I have always advocated a constituent process as a civic and academic commitment, always seeking an open, informed, pluralistic debate that will lead us to a constitutional change. Forty-seven years after it was […]

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Gandásegui, Baru farmers dispossessed

Farm destruction in Baru. This story was broken by another small online medium, Bayano. Varela bashes Baru farmers on his way out by Marco A. Gandásgui, hijo President Juan Carlos Varela says goodbye to the presidency without fulfilling many of his promises. Perhaps his only legacy will be having established diplomatic relations with the People’s […]

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