Foro: El peronismo, la democracia y los medios de comunicacion. Exponen: Carlos Alberto Montaner, Silvia Mercado, Silvia Pisani, y Cesar Vidal. Auspiciado por
el Miami-Dade College, Interamerican Institute for Democracy, y Centro Cultural Argentino. Miami, Florida, Noviembre 7, 2013
Andrés Páez, político, doctor en jurisprudencia, en “La metida de mano en la justicia” el autor hace una reconstrucción sistemática y ordenada del proceso de
toma de control de la Función Judicial en Ecuador; documenta, analiza y critica, paso a paso, cada uno de los hitos de este riesgoso itinerario
"Como Analizar la Política en América Latina"; Conferencia del dr. Carlos Sanchez Berzain, director del Interamerican Institute for Democracy, para los Alumnos
de la Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca de la maestría en Asesoramiento de Imagen y Consultoría Política (MAICOP).
Douglas Farah on Argentina's La CamporaThe Rise of New Vanguard Generation and the Road to
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Argentina goes down a dangerous pathIn 2001, Argentina underwent a catastrophic economic
meltdown, the result of brutal and incompetent military dictatorships, ill-conceived economic policies, and massive corruption....READ MORE
ARMANDO VALLADARES IN ITALYInvited by: Associazione cifrematica di Padova, Associazione Psicanalítica
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Guillermo Lousteau, Diario Las Américas,
Martes Nov 12 2013
Gramsci tenía razón: la batalla se da en el orden cultural. Quien se imponga en ese terreno, tendrá la
delantera en la lucha política y en el control de la sociedad.
Antonio Gramsci, intelectual marxista italiano, fue redescubierto por la izquierda latinoamericana en la década de los 70, mediante la conjunción de intelectuales argentinos exiliados en México con
sus pares locales.
On Tuesday, November 12, the Member
States of the United Nations should vote the candidacy of Cuba to the Council of human rights of the organization.
The single candidacy and Raúl Castro's
Government claim to the position is nonsense, when Cuba has a Government that has been marked by his absolute ignorance to the observance of human rights.
Unfortunately, the chances that such vote
will favor the Castro regime are high. In that case, the defense of human rights will be lost once more and the victims of such violations will be unprotected by the organism.
A result like that would only be possible
thanks to the lethal complicity of governments that call themselves democratic, and one day they must be accountable for their actions or for their silence.
As a side effect, Cuba sitting on the Council of human rights at the United Nations will not be but an additional step in
the discrediting of the organism and the realization of the futility of international governmental bodies.
Get thee behind me, Nicolás Maduro
By Carlos Alberto Montaner*
President Nicolás Maduro told the story quaking with emotion. Hugo Chávez had appeared before the workmen who are digging
the Caracas subway. There are many unanswered questions. People wonder if it was a paranormal phenomenon or a figment of an abnormal mind. Chávez's face appeared, mysteriously and unexpectedly, on a
wall. Later it vanished. It was a fleeting visit but there was time to photograph the apparition.
(Miami Herald) It looks
like the recession in Spain is ending. About time. It has lasted five years and has been harsh. The economy grew a few tenths of a percent this quarter. It is a weak sign but a good one. Unemployment
remains sky-high (26.6 percent of the potential work force), but the only rational way to reduce that scourge is with growth and investments that will produce profits that will sustain the
The road taken by Spain, beginning in the second term of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the Socialist prime minister who froze the
pensions, and later by Mariano Rajoy, has been one of austerity. That means cutbacks in public spending and a reduction of the national debt.
Su pronto tratamiento, una garantía de buena voluntad de Partes.
“El arte de
persuadir tiene por objeto la manera en que los hombres consienten lo que se les propone y las condiciones que quieren hacerles creer”
Es fundamental evitar de
privilegiar discursos de provocación, de agresividad, de propaganda, o que uno de los negociadores piense en el “principio de amenaza en la negociación” Estas actitudes si son corrientes pueden
dar lugar a preguntarse ¿Busca uno de los negociadores con esas posturas y sus discursos, distraer la sociedad nacional e internacional de los verdaderos objetivos de la paz?
The strategy of persecution from dictatorships of the XXI Century
Socialism against those who are identified as "political enemies", those individuals who the government wants “out of the way” (political leaders, journalists, citizens), or whose fortune the
government has an interests in (businessmen, media owners), is based on the control of the Judicial System by laws dictated specifically for each case.
LAS DICTADURAS DEL SIGLO XXI ESCAPAN DEL SISTEMA INTERAMERICANO DE DERECHOS HUMANOS
Cuando el 10 de septiembre de 2012, Hugo Chávez como presidente de Venezuela por intermedio de su ministro de relaciones
exteriores Nicolás Maduro, denunció la Convención Americana sobre Derechos Humanos, lo que el dictador venezolano estaba reflejando era la cada vez mas fuerte presión de una larga lista de casos de
violaciones a los derechos humanos que él y su gobierno habían cometido contra opositores, políticos, sindicalistas, empresarios, periodistas y ciudadanos venezolanos.
Five years ago, a conflict of powers in Honduras led to the removal of President Zelaya by a joint decision of the Assembly and the
The way in which the President was deposed, overshadowed the institutional aspect of the decision, and his removal was perceived -helped
by the interests of some and the stupidity of others- as a coup, originating negative international consequences that affected Honduras.
Seven months later, the elections which were set to take place during the Zelaya Government, occurred: Porfirio Lobo of the National
Party, became President-elect.
(FIRMASPRESS) The Syrian Army exterminated hundreds of its citizens as if they were cockroaches. Many of them were children. Practically
all were defenseless civilians. That government’s cruelty has no limits. The dead exceed one hundred thousand.
One of the theories is that Assad’s generals used sarin gas to terrify their adversaries. That chemical began as a devastating
insecticide; When the Germans in 1939, one year after discovering it, realized that it was 500 times more powerful than cyanide, they hastened to turn it into a weapon of war. At that time, Mr.
Hitler was more interested in killing people than insects.
Objective observation is the only way to do analysis and perform in politics; as an example, let us remember recent news
from some countries of Latin America of what happens when there is no Democracy. Just in the first 15 days of August, the following facts have occurred.
Angel Carromero, a Spanish citizen and politician, is free in his country after being convicted and imprisoned by the
justice system in Cuba. On August 5 he accused the Castro government of killing Oswaldo Paya, the leader of the Christian Liberation Movement, and Harold Cepero, in the so-called "accident" of
Hundreds of thousands of dead and injured is an excessive
carnage. Obama has asked the Egyptian military junta to exercise two virtues outside their culture and tradition of their country: tolerance and moderation. Although, the U.S. president also said his
country could not and would not tell the Egyptians how they should conduct their internal affairs, that is precisely what he did. He requested free elections and a power limited by law.
Coming soon: The strange case of the Chong Chon Gang
historian and ex diplomat at the United Nations
This is a bizarre
story that challenges any logical explanation. Any? Well, not exactly. We are inclined to believe that our personal sense of risk and rewards is shared by everyone. We are wrong.
Totalitarian and fascist leaders have their own logic for approaching reality.
Friends and foes of the Cuban government were recently puzzled when it tried to pass a cargo of undeclared weapons through
the Panama Canal. To make things worse, the cargo was found in a North Korean ship with a previous record of criminal activities.
On August 6, Bolivia commemorated 188 years of its foundation as a Republic, paradoxically no longer
being a Republic. The Socialism of the XXI Century in Bolivia is led by Evo Morales; it is a country subjected to foreign nations and to their dictatorial designs. In approving the constitution of
2009 (identical to the Venezuelan and Ecuadorian cases), he has not only betrayed the Country but has committed an act of treason by removing the name "Republic of Bolivia" and replaced it with the
“Multinational State of Bolivia.
The illusion of the legal security under Fernandez de Kirchner
administration Anarchy becomes institutionalized
By Mario Sandoval
"... Judges in Argentina have become extraordinary citizens, and even, they are
income-tax-exempt individuals. Some dangerous relationships (power-politics-justice-criminality) have been built, corruption is anchored in justice, and in politics, as well asin commercial, economic and social relationships; moreover, it has become an essential factor of professional, political and social
survival... The perception of this reality of corruption appears in details in the report of Transparency International25, of World Justice Project26 of Anticorruption
Office27, and they are a deep concern to Church28...."
Argentina’s crazy plan to save the economy through money laundering.
"Fernández de Kirchner has decided to operate outside the rule of law and international standards of accountability and transparency. It is time for
the United States and others to begin treating her government as the rogue state it has become."
Evo Morales has joined the long list of despots in the hemisphere who deny safe passage to refugees so
they cannot leave the country, which in returns makes it seem that the government therefore boards a hostage.
Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Nicaragua and now Argentina, governments which are the axis of the XXI Century Socialism,
have reformed the Judicial System, (Argentina is now in the process) as a tool for persecution and repression. They have criminalized liberty and have subordinated the judicial system to
POLITICAL PRISONERS OF THE 21st CENTURY’S SOCIALISM
By Carlos Sánchez Berzaín
The appearance of the actor Sean Penn before the U.S. Congress House of Representatives Sub Committee on International Affairs asking to
intervene in Bolivia for the release of US citizen Jacob Ostricher and even proposing that the Dakar rally do not pass through Bolivia, is evidence of the existence of political prisoners by judicial
decisions in the countries of the 21st century socialism.
Nicolas Maduro said that President Juan Manuel Santos' “stabbed Venezuela in the back". It is not
known whether this dramatic information was given via a twittering bird or ifitis the conclusion of an observation.
Foreign governments, experts, the media, civil society, specialized institutions, national and international
agencies recognize the DNA of the Kirchner government of corruption, revenge, mediocrity, authoritarianism, impunity, legal uncertainty, social control ..... These indicators are present in the
kleptocracy, plutocracy, nepotism, and other features of the current regime.
Latin America’s current scenario is captured by the problems of three populist governments: Venezuela, Bolivia and Argentina. Are they winning or
has their decline begun?
The best known hardships are the circumstances which Nicolas Maduro faces. The illegitimacy of his Government does not generate doubts:
Additionally to the fraudulent nature of the elections which named him as the winner, there are the actions of violence against the opposition members of the National Assembly, and the conditions of
the economic situation. His recent tour of Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina has demonstrated his need to buy support. He has undertaken the single argument to consolidate such support by guaranteeing
the supply of fuel to these three countries. This would be the explanation of Dilma Rousseff’s and José Mugica’s behavior, unmoved before the clearly dictatorial and illegitimate figure of Maduro.
The case of Argentina has different nuances.
With Venezuela’s electoral fraud barely sustained, the Socialism of the XXIst Century has already launched the electoral fraud for the
Bolivia elections in December 2014.
Electoral fraud has begun with Evo Morales’s intention to be the Presidential candidate for a third consecutive time, even though the
country’s Constitution –which he designed, and it has destroyed all of the Bolivian democratic institutions- does not allow it.
In order for the machinery to work and allow indefinite electoral triumphs, Morales needs to be
candidate, but because the Constitution forbids it, he has asked his Constitutional Court for an resolution that will quickly enable the “cocalero” leader the possibility of a third
The Latin American Federation of Magistrates (FLAM) in their 62nd General Assembly gathering, with the attendance of UIM President
(International Union of Judges), Dr.Gerhard Reissner, Special Reporter of the Human Rights Committee of United Nations, Dr. Gabriela Knaul and the
President of the Latin American Group of the UIM (International Union of Judges), Dr. Maria Cristina Crespo; have issued the following statement signed by the representatives of the
of the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and
CALLS FOR ACTION FROM DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENTS TO ADDRESS THE SITUATION IN
The images of physical attacks on the opposition’s Congress members in Caracas have circulated the world.
The regime in Venezuela has just added to its illegitimacy the use of violence to silence the opposition. There are no doubts about the dictatorial and violent nature of the
Government of Nicolás Maduro and his henchmen, and nothing can be expected at this time for Democracy to survive.
Given this hurtful reality, it is inexcusable the complicity- either by action or failure to act-of Governments of the rest
of the world, and especially from Latin America- by being impassive to this institutional and physical violence, they are infringing with their indifference all international agreements to
which they are signatory to the defense of democracy.
So…What is Democracy?
By: Eudoro Galindo Anze
Any dictionary will define it as the "Form of Government of free people, where citizens are equal before the law". A scholar
will say that democracy is the "Organization of States where the people make decisions through their elected representatives." President Abraham Lincoln defined the democratic system as the
"Government of the people, for the people, by the people."
The term "democracy" originated in Athens (500 BC) 2,500 years ago when the Greeks of that time joined two words
"demos" which translates as "people" and "kratos" which means "power".
Among the three golden rules of the democratic system, the one that has caused the most controversy,
confrontations, violence and civil wars, is the one related to the electoral system applied to the renewal of new rulers and of free periodic elections.
Fraud is an action which is contrary to the truth and righteousness to the detriment of the person against whom it is performed. In the
electoral process, fraud is premeditated and deliberated in order to modify the results. Electoral fraud directly impacts public order because it is made against all of society, whose free will is
also altered and falsified.
Elections are not the same as Democracy, but it is an element of it, the vote is only part of the electoral process. Electoral fraud can be realized before, during, or after the vote is
En “La metida de mano en la justicia” el autor hace una reconstrucción sistemática y ordenada del proceso de
toma de control de la Función Judicial en Ecuador; documenta, analiza y critica, paso a paso, cada uno de los hitos de este riesgoso itinerario
A Commission created from the principle that elections aren't democracy, but they are essential elements of it; the objective is to make elections fair, i.e.
free of fraud or suspicion.
If we can do a classification to differentiate today the countries of the Americas, the most appropriate is that of countries with democracy and countries
with non-democracy. In the first, freedom is respected, governed by the rule of law, and they are predictable.
In non-democratic countries freedom is infringed, a dictatorial or totalitarian project changed the institutional framework, creating its own legality (which
is not legitimate or lawful) to ensure the perpetuation of the warlord in power; they are States with persecuted, imprisoned or exiled politicians, in which elections are the shield to shelter in the
shade of a democracy that no longer exists
What Venezuela is living after the presidential election of April 14, is
just the predictable result of elections that take place in countries without democracy.This is the
reality for those who conceived the 21st Century Socialism. They prepared to stay in power using a fraudulent institutionalized system to "win" elections and simulate a
Enrique Ros was a strong advocate and supporter of liberty for a free and democratic Cuba. Mr. Ros passed away on
Wednesday, April 10th, at the age of 89 years old. Mr. Ross was born in Cuba on June 28, 1924, he became a businessman, writer and historian, authoring 19 books chronicling Cuba’s history
and local politics. Enrique Ros was one of the great intellectual forces of the Cuban exile community. He was a passionate defender of human rights, and advocate for the Cuban people’s freedom.
His legacy will forever live on in the defense of these virtues. Our condolences to his family and loved ones. Enrique Ros has left an irreplaceable void in our community.
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Osvaldo Hurtado: "XXIst century dictatorships do not physically kill citizens, but they do
The statement by former Ecuadorian President was part of his presentation of his book: "Dictatorships of
the XXIst Century, the Ecuadorian case"
Former President of Ecuador, Dr. Osvaldo Hurtado Larrea, successfully ended the visit to Miami where he presented, at the invitation of
the Interamerican Institute for Democracy, his most recent book "Dictatorships of the XXIst Century, the Ecuadorian case".
The presentation of the event, which featured a large group of guests of multiple nationalities, was conducted by Dr. Guillermo Lousteau,
President of the IID, the renowned writer Carlos Alberto Montaner and Dr. Carlos Sánchez Berzaín.