In the middle of the pandemic – when the United States leads the world in the number of cases and deaths – the country suddenly showed one of those flashes of its greatness and chose the daughter of an immigrant to be a candidate for the vice presidency.
MIAMI — Last February, before social distancing became a reality for us all, I was able to interview Justice Sonia Sotomayor for my “Contrapoder” podcast.
How Latin America prepared us for Trump.
For those of us who have lived or worked in Latin America, Donald Trump’s authoritarian temptations and pompous photo-ops seem suddenly familiar. In fact, Latin American journalists are well trained to deal with someone like the current president of the United States. We have had to deal with a long list of leaders who abuse their power and use soldiers for their own benefit.
MIAMI, Florida – It’s not often that one of the biggest news in the world is just outside your home. But that is the sad and tragic case for those of us who live in Florida, and especially in the city of Miami.
The photo came out good. But it was sad and painful, listening to the praise and falsehoods the president of Mexico had for the most anti-Mexican and anti-immigrant president of the United States in decades.
Until recently, Andrés Manuel López Obrador believed Donald Trump was racist. “Yes, yes,” he confirmed to me in an interview.
The story seems incredible. A small group of undocumented young people has beaten the world’s most powerful man, Donald Trump, in the Supreme Court of the United States. It was a long battle and, in the end, it was decided by just one vote.
“I can’t breathe,” begged George Floyd, a 46-year old African American as he laid on the ground, face down. The knee of a white Minneapolis policeman pressed heavily on his neck. “Please, I can’t breathe.”
On the evening of April 20, just after 10, President Donald Trump launched an attack on immigrants. On April 22, shortly after 7 in the morning, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador severely criticized reporters for their tough coverage of his administration. What do Trump and López Obrador have in common?
Only someone like President Donald Trump could come up with this kind of nonsense. Despite the horrifying number of coronavirus infections and deaths in the United States, the president wants to convince us that his administration has been incredibly successful in its handling of the pandemic. The reality is quite different.