Precious few people reach 90 in possession of all their mental faculties, so when this morning I learned that Fidel Castro had penned a 1,500-word letter to President Obama, I thought that reading it would give me an idea of the state of the dictator’s mind. Probably he dictated to a secretary and then asked […]
Category Archives: Reflexions
Is it surprising that Barack Obama will visit Cuba in March? I don’t think so. But what does the Cuban political elite plan to do as the rapprochement advances?
On January 1st, 1959, a jubilant Cuba greeted the flight of a dictator and his henchmen. Castro, the new leader, made the nation experience its worst political, economic and social disaster in the 20th century.
From the standpoints of history, geography, languages, races, climate and systems of government, Cuba and Canada are very different countries. But surprisingly, some of their politicians share amazing characteristi
Therefore, when the judicial advisory committee submits a list of suitable candidates to the Prime Minister or the provincial Premiers, said elected government officials know that whomever they appoint are fully vetted, qualified, and capable persons who know the law.
The best works of arts, past and present, should be accessible to billions. The goal is to expose, not impose, the finest of the arts to as most living humans as possible. Children in particular should be educated in the arts from the cradle. In childhood the human mind absorbs the artistic expressions that family, […]
During the first fourteen years of this century immigrants or their descendants committed crimes in many countries. The worse, motivated by political or religious reasons, were reported by the international media. Acts of violence committed against a family member received local coverage but not much abroad. Few dispute that the vast majority of immigrants are […]