I translated part of an Interview with the Octogenarian Dr. Aldo Ferrer (mini bio. below), November 2011 at the University of Buenos Aires an interviewer for the Argentine Times (“El Tiempo”) asked Ambassador Ferrer whether he ever might have expected […]
Corporate city Vietnam, 2011: This “Patrick’s” day of ritualized alcohol consumption has long since become dissociated from the mythical man who gave this day his name. Patrick was a Roman Britain who wandered dangerously close to the edge of empire […]
150 protestors shouting “Cowen, Cowen, Cowen, Out, Out, Out” pushed open the gates of Government Buildings in Dublin on Nov. 22nd after a ?100Bn. bailout and IMF intervention the day before. Avoiding answering allegations of his own involvement, Brian Cowen, […]
The Irish Times “Opinion” section has spoken. It welcomes the IMF to Ireland. Maybe the Irish Times should ask Latin America why they decided to pay back all of their debt to the IMF so as to kick their consultants […]
Buenos Aires Thursday Oct 28, 2010 Thirty five thousand Argentines, mainly supporters of Nestor Kirchner’s “Peronist” party, waited patiently in front of the Presidential Palace, The Pink House or “Casa Rosada”. They were there to pay their respects. In the […]
This week is Bicentenary week in Buenos Aires. As I sit here sucking my Guarani tea (mate) from a straw/bombilla, I reflect on the bombastic inventiveness of history.
O.K. Copenhagen is over and it showed that the UNFCCC COP process is not yet capable of the incredibly urgent task that it has been tasked to do. So what? Wait for another calamity in COP-16 Mexico City December 2010? […]
Five days ago I returned to South America to gather my thoughts. Back from Denmark, people ask what I had seen in Copenhagen. Most of those asking were short on hope and long on fear, there were still a few […]