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December 12, 2016

Hillary Clinton did not fail. Her political team did

By Eddy Montilla.

Hillary Clinton

For winners, things turn into a bed of roses or, at least, can be seen through rose-tinted glasses. Even your enemies will become your friends, by the way, suddenly. But don't lose if you don't want to be surrounded by...MORE

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November 29, 2016

Brazil: Two crucial mistakes of Dilma Rousseff

By Eddy Montilla.

Sao Paulo

If the almost incredible and efficient shinkansen cleaning system in Japan is subject of study in Harvard University, Rousseff's case should be also studied because of its oddity...MORE

October 21, 2016

Jesus's ideas (1): About family

By Eddy Montilla.

Jesus

The reasons for family problems have barely changed. Perhaps, because we try to conceal them, they come these days in different wrappings, but in essence, we are talking about lack of...MORE

August 29, 2016

The Olympic Games: For more sports without borders

By Eddy Montilla.

Olympic Games

"What do you want to do right now?" The journalist asked. "I want to go back to Japan immediately!" The Japanese judoka said after winning a gold medal during the first days of The Olympic Games in Brazil, an answer that highlights the major problems facing sports today. He looked like a...MORE

August 22, 2016

Let's talk about movies: The Legend of Tarzan (2016) cannot be told to other generations

By Eddy Montilla.

CINEMA

A movie can rarely escape from the prevailing trend of the time it belongs to, and today’s trend seems to be fantasy, action and the use of special effects, the application of computer graphics, like CGI (computer-generated imagery), etc. However, any trend, under any circumstances, gives a a movie director green light to...MORE


July 17, 2016

USA: The problem of black men killed by police must be seen from all angles

By Eddy Montilla.

PROTESTS

When you try to find a solution for a problem and you only look at it from one angle, what you get at the end is a wrong or a partial answer. This is exactly the situation that the U.S. government, mass media and many people in general have every time that a young black man is...MORE

July 11, 2016

The United Kingdom: With politicians made of ice, its future is more uncertain

By Eddy Montilla.

Elizabeth Tower

The most similar thing to the relation between The United Kingdom and the European Union is a kid who received a toy: At first, the kid is always playing with the toy; later, he gets tired of it and put it aside. He breaks it up into pieces, just for curiosity and, at the end, he will be crying because he cannot fix it...MORE

July 4, 2016

Muhammad Ali (1942-2016): The greatest boxer out of the ring

By Eddy Montilla.

Many people like watching boxing because they cannot fight or because of the internal streak of sadism of human beings that creates pleasure when they see a person hitting another, pleasure that becomes sweeter since they are not the one who is receiving the punches. Cassius Clay Jr, today known as Muhammad Ali, proclaimed himself "the...MORE

June 5, 2016

To demand an apology for a past war is as absurd as the war itself

By Eddy Montilla.

The visit of the President Barack Obama to Hiroshima has large historic proportions, and not because he became the first American president in visiting this place that is a symbol of how catastrophic and devastating nuclear weapons are, but because his visit was a trigger for raising relevant questions:...MORE


May 24, 2016

President Maduro: With insults you get nothing and lose a lot

By Eddy Montilla.

We make the mistake of insulting another person for two possible reasons: Low level of education or inability to refute the arguments of the person who we are debating with. Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, has been insulting different presidents constantly, above all, the President...MORE

April 5, 2016

Let's talk about movies: The hateful eight (2015) cannot be loved, cannot be hated

By Eddy Montilla.

I love Western films and proudly say it without fear of being called a movie palaeolithic critic. Fantasy and science fiction movies fill the cinemas for a simple and psychological reason...MORE

March 5, 2016

USA: Presidential elections, but where are the candidates?

By Eddy Montilla.

If American voters stopped for a while to reflect on the presidential candidates from whom they will have their 45th president, instead of being cheering for one and booing the others, they...MORE

February 27, 2016

Let's talk about movies: The Martian (2015) is somewhere gravitating

By Eddy Montilla.

The good thing (and sometimes the problem) about having seen a lot of movies is that reminiscences of other films always come into your mind and then, comparisons are unavoidable. So when I heard that Matt Damon (Mark Watney) was...MORE


February 21, 2016

Will Spain be as economically strong as it was before?

By Eddy Montilla.

SPAIN

Seven years ago, when I wrote an article to explain why Spain would need at least 10 years to get out of its economic crisis, people called me an idiot and used several offensive epithets that cannot even be mentioned. Three years before my prediction comes true, Spain's unemployment rate hovers around...MORE

February 8, 2016

Bridge of Spies (2015) was built over the river of magnificence

By Eddy Montilla

When you have together good scriptwriters (Matt Charman, Ethan and Joel Coen), a director of genius (Steven Spielberg) and two great actors (Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance), what can you expect from them? A burned cake? No, you get a...MORE

February 1, 2016

Obama's tears

By Eddy Montilla

Obama

The first time the world saw President Obama's eyes brimming with tears, we could learn and see another side of him: Not the President of the United States, but just Obama. Yes, Obama, quite human; Obama, a sensitive man to other people's misfortunes and vicissitudes. And I particularly liked it because we unfortunately still live in a "men-don't-cry"-society and...MORE

January 29, 2016

Did Jesus really raise from the dead?

By Eddy Montilla

Jesus

The topic about the resurrection of Jesus is undoubtedly the most important and polemic issue we have because if it is true that he rised from the dead, and as he said, we can do the same some day, then, the fact of believing or not in his words makes the difference between living or dying forever...MORE


January 17, 2016

Hitler's testicle and mediocre journalism

By Eddy Montilla

I was reading a newspaper and saw a piece of news about Adolf Hitler. In the Internet, I found similar information: Hitler only had one testicle. I stopped reading, made some coffee and thought about how much readers and writers have changed in the last decade...MORE

December 30, 2015

Let's talk about movies: Spectre (2015): James Bond could not bind me

By Eddy Montilla

After watching Spectre, a friend of mine told me that this movie was somehow different from the others he had seen. "How can Spectre be different if James Bond's movies have had an...MORE

December 27, 2015

EUROPE: Without reforms on Schengen Agreement, it is difficult to combat terrorism in EU

By Eddy Montilla

The United States is the second most visited country in the world, and despite of that, no matter how many tourists are in line, you will not...MORE

September 10, 2015

Let's talk about movies: Mission: Impossible-Rogue Nation (2015) and it is also impossible to continue with that

By Eddy Montilla

For those who are very young, let me use the first paragraph to tell them that the Mission: Impossible you see these days starring Tom Cruise is only possible because it is an acceptable remake of something that was really great: Mission: Impossible, the original TV series from...MORE


August 13, 2015

PUERTO RICO: The uncertainty of independence is perhaps the best option for the island

By Eddy Montilla

Puerto Rico

You cannot solve a problem if you cannot define it or know its origin. A Puerto Rican can easily say, in Spanish or English, what Puerto Rico is in terms of jurisdiction: A Free Associated State to US (the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico). But I wonder if you can find a person in the streets of that island who can explain the meaning of...MORE

August 10, 2015

Let's talk about movies: The Salvation (2015) saves your time

By Eddy Montilla

Contrary to what many people think, the most difficult genre to make a film is probably a western because...MORE

July 5, 2015

Elián González, Cuba is Cuba and Haiti is Haiti

By Eddy Montilla

CUBA

Comparisons should not be made to denigrate people or countries, but to analyze positive and negative things that can draw conclusions we can use to grow together. Elian Gonzalez, the once-Cuban kid who became famous for being the source of a long-running international dispute about his custody in 1999, seems to have forgotten this simple point when he said ...MORE

July 3, 2015

ARGENTINA: That is not the right way, President Cristina

By Eddy Montilla

Cristina Fernandez

By not running for any public office in the next legislative elections in Argentina, President Cristina Fernandez is somehow away from many Latin American presidents and other politicians who seem to swallow the key of their office to be inside of it as much as they can. Examples are plentiful...MORE


June 16, 2015

Sir Christopher Lee (1922-2015): Thank you, Sir

By Eddy Montilla

Christopher Lee

Knowing the news about the death of Sir Christopher Lee, the mass media was prompted to write about his accolades in front and behind the cameras: He appeared in more than 250 movies...MORE

March 26, 2015

Let's talk about movies: American Sniper (2014) shot me and...I liked it!

By Eddy Montilla

Clint Eastwood is like a good bottle of cabernet sauvignon that keeps the fresh, bright fruit flavors of the grape intact. With American Sniper (2014), he only needed one minute to make me...MORE

February 16, 2015

EUROPE: Where free speech is mistaken for satire

By Eddy Montilla

If you ask someone about the meaning of free speech, you will probably hear that..."It is the right to speak freely". And this might be an acceptable answer coming from a person in the street, but it is absolutely inexcusable coming from the lips of a journalist...MORE

December 2, 2014

Ebola in Africa: Perfect example of people's indifference

By Eddy Montilla

Ebola in Africa

Ebola virus had to kill first more than seven thousand people before we could see real intention to help on the part of...MORE


August 26, 2014

Robin Williams: I wish I had been wrong

By Eddy Montilla

With Robin Williams's death, the world of comedy lost one of its most genuine representatives, an actor with an extraordinary talent to make people...MORE

August 25, 2014

Child labor in Bolivia: An adult problem

By Eddy Montilla

According to the Bolivian government and the United Nations Fund for Children (UNICEF), there are more than 850,000 children between the ages of five and 17 working in Bolivia, that is, more than 25 percent of the child population. Many of them...MORE


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