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George H. W. Bush: Honrando a un Criminal de Guerra

América rinde homenaje a sus peores. A lo largo de su carrera como miembro de la Cámara de Representantes, enviado de la ONU, presidente del Comité Nacional del Partido Republicano, embajador en China, director de la CIA, vicepresidente y presidente, GHW Bush fue un arquero imperialista. Bush apoyó todas las guerras de agresión de los EE. UU. y lanzó las suyas, contra naciones que no amenazaban a nadie. Sus ...Read full article...

George H. W. Bush: Honoring a War Criminal

America honors its worst. Throughout his career as a House member, UN envoy, GOP National Committee chairman, ambassador to China, CIA director, vice president and president, GHW Bush was an unapologetic imperial spear carrier. He supported all US wars of aggression and launched his own – against nations threatening no one. His actions showed profound indifference to rule of law principles and human suffering. Countless millions were grievously harmed ...Read full article...

13 milhões de crianças argentinas vivem em extrema pobreza

Milhões de crianças vivem abaixo da linha da pobreza nos arredores de Buenos Aires. Cerca de 40% de todas as crianças vivem em famílias que sobrevivem com pouco mais de 500 dólares por mês, o valor mínimo necessário para comprar alimentos básicos. Infelizmente, a falta de dinheiro é o problema menos importante para milhões de crianças na Argentina. O dinheiro fica em segundo plano na vida de alguém quando ...Read full article...

13 million Argentinian children live in abject poverty

Millions of children live below the poverty line in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, but there was very little reporting about this reality while members of the G20 group visited the city over the weekend. About 40% of all children live in families that survive with just over $500 a month, the minimum amount needed to purchase basic food items. Unfortunately, lack of money is the least important problem ...Read full article...

‎¿Quiere castigar a un Estado? Sólo diga ‎que es “terrorista”‎

Las nuevas sanciones unilaterales de Estados Unidos contra Irán, Rusia y Siria ‎se agregan a las ya adoptadas antes contra esos mismos países. Este conjunto ‎constituye ahora el embargo más duro de la Historia. Esas sanciones están organizadas ‎de manera totalmente ilegal a la luz de la Carta de las Naciones Unidos. En realidad ‎son armas de guerra concebidas para matar. ‎ uando viajó a Moscú, el 8 de noviembre, el embajador estadounidense James Jeffrey tenía como ‎misión ...Read full article...

World’s drinking water supply falls dramatically in just two decades

60 nations do not have enough drinking water for their populations. The year 2050 seems to be far down the road, but it is really not, especially when it comes to having clean drinking water available for survival. In 2050, 6 billion people will suffer water shortages. It is 80% of the population that today inhabits the planet earth and 60% of the 9 billion that is estimated by then. ...Read full article...

When you want to sanction States, you call them “terrorists”

The new unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran, Russia and Syria add to the previous actions concerning the same three targets. They now form the most unforgiving embargo in History. The way in which they have been organised is illegal according to the definition of the Charter of the United Nations – these are weapons of war, designed for killing. or his visit to Moscow on 8 ...Read full article...

Costa Rica ha perdido el 40% del agua en los últimos 22 años

Costa Rica todavía tiene suficiente agua dulce, potable para abastecer a su población, pero ha perdido casi 40% de su capacidad en apenas dos décadas. Esta es la realidad presentada por un informe del Banco Mundial, el cual analiza la disponibilidade de agua dulce alrededor del mundo. El informe, que alarma debido a la creciente falta del líquido en al menos 40 países, avisa que en 2050, si nada ...Read full article...

Epidemia de obesidade atinge crianças de 3 anos

O Departamento de Saúde dos EUA publicou suas novas recomendações sobre o exercício físico e, pela primeira vez na história, inclui os membros mais jovens. O novo documento informa que crianças entre três e seis anos devem ter pelo menos três horas de atividade física diária. Não é a primeira vez que essas recomendações são publicadas no mundo. Embora seja a primeira vez que elas são emitidos como um ...Read full article...

Amazon’s Cloud Services for Everyone has a Catch

We all know what large technology companies do with people’s data: They use it to their advantage, they sell it to the highest bidder, they use to spy on users. As most readers already know, there is no free lunch when it comes to using social media or ‘free’ cloud services. Even paid cloud or email services come at a high cost for users. Somehow, however, Amazon is in ...Read full article...

Obesity epidemic hits children as young as 3 years old

The US Department of Health has published its new recommendations on physical exercise and for the first time in history it includes the youngest members. The new document advises that children between three and six years do at least three hours of daily physical activity. It is not the first time that these recommendations are issued in the world. Although it is the first time they are issued as ...Read full article...

Costa Rica’s Fiscal Death Trap

By Sofía Guillén Economist In July, Labor Unions in Costa Rica presented the President a proposal for an alternative fiscal reform. The first contact was held at the Presidential House. I was there and helped build the delivered text. They were initiatives to start the dialogue. The proposal had 2 parts: PART 1. Changes on tax evasion and tax fraud, suggestions to fight corruption, tax reform that would help ...Read full article...

Assange’s asylum is gravely threatened

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno earlier said Julian Assange must eventually leave the country’s London embassy – at the time indicating it would be through dialogue. According to an Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling, asylum granted to anyone is irrevocable under international law. Nations are obliged to uphold asylum rights, including the right of safe passage to the country granting it. Rule of law principles never stand in the ...Read full article...

El mes Negro Costarricense: Recuento del Combo Fiscal

Por Sofía Guillén Economista En Julio de este año, el Movimiento Social Sindical le presentó al Presidente de la República una propuesta de Reforma Fiscal Alternativa. Fue en Casa Presidencial. Yo estaba ahí y ayudé a construir el texto entregado. Eran iniciativas para empezar el diálogo. La propuesta tenía 2 bloques: PARTE 1. Capítulos anti-fraude fiscal, anti-corrupción, reforma al impuesto de renta para hacerlo más progresivo, combatir contrabando en ...Read full article...

China’s Silk Road to becoming a Global Empire

The President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, has devised a renewed trade route by land and sea that reaches Mongolia and Russia; Central Asia and Pakistan; Myanmar, Bangladesh and India; To South-East Asia, but also to South Korea and Japan; The Persian Gulf, the Middle East, North Africa and the European Union. The new Silk Road is already presumed to be “the first source of infrastructural ...Read full article...