Twenty-five years after democracy’s comeback in Argentina, there is reason to celebrate, but there are also reasons to assume a necessary nonconformity and critically evaluate a reality that demands distinct answers and raises unresolved matters, says the author.
Fabián Bosoer is a political analyst and journalist. He is a professor of Political Science and International Relations in the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Belgrano. He is an article and opinion editor of the Diario Clarín. He has published “Generals and ambassadors. A history of the parallel diplomacies in Argentina” (Vergara, 2005) and “The Falkland Islands, the final chapter. War and diplomacy in Argentina” (Capital Intellectual-Claves para todos, 2007).
25 years of pure presidentialism
A display of “smart power” in Latin America
Aside from giving Bolivia a breather, the recent emergency meeting of the twelve countries of UNASUR – for which Michelle Bachelet took the initiative – has, above all, amounted to a display of smart power, and is further proof of the solidity of the consensus for stability and development in Latin America.
The rural protests end in a general questioning of Kirchner’s model
After more than three months of agitated mobilization of the Argentine agricultural sector, which has risen against the agrarian and economic policies of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s government, the possibility should not be discarded that the people of the countryside could shape the territorial base of upcoming projects and political realignments, the author says. The agricultural sector has a voice and a vote.
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por Fabián Bosoer
Agricultural retentions enter into an irreversible and forced revision
The positive (and less recognized) aspect of confrontational tension
Regarding the several approaching appointments with the ballot boxes (
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New bridges between knowledge and politics, and the State and society
The origin and expansion of think tanks on a global level: does it have to do with civil society’s greater level of involvement in governmental duties, or, on the contrary, is it a response to the crisis of representation in political parties? Do they act as bridges between the rulers and the citizens, or as a new, elitist model where the experts substitute those politicians branded as demagogues and populists that are in power. To follow: the first part of an analysis of the impact and transcendence of think tanks in current cyber-democracies.
The return of ethics as a response to the everlasting dispute over interests
Hugo Chávez needs the FARC for his carom shot on the great Bolivarian homeland table, which includes Colombian territory. Álvaro Uribe has reasons to confront Chávez and to line up behind him the national unit of Colombians that are being held in check and offended from both the inside and the outside.
- The international mediation in Colombia, is it defusing the conflict?
por José Luis Gómez Garavito
Only a transnational effort can rectify the conflicts caused by national interests and passionate rhetoric
After the recent Iberian-American Summit, it is possible to trace an interesting parallelism between the General Iberian-American Secretariat (SEGIB) and Mercosur’s permanent secretariat: if these trans-state mechanisms, participants and processes are not reinforced, then the sphere of foreign relations will be nothing other than a collision of domestic visions and interests put in motion by the media.