27 Aug 2015

US-Cuba and President Putin

Cuba, an isolated country since 1960, when then, the american President John F. Kennedy imposed an embargo due to missile crisis (Cuba had been accused of receiving nuclear weapons from the Soviet Union), is now restoring ties with the USA. In more than 50 years of blockade it just made Cubans poorer, but the country remains socialist under the leadership of Fidel Castro’s brother, Raul Castro.

However..., why is the American government wishing to restore relations with this communist country if successive US administrations have maintained a policy of economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation of this Island? Perhaps, the most plausible answer is the politics President Vladimir Putin has been maintaining in Russia, with reflex in several parts of the world.

The russian President, an ex-KGB officer, still has his ‘KGB mentality’ of being attacked for some neighbour countries and also has the idea of annexing some of those countries to the Russia Federation. Apart from it, he also sees some powerful countries in the world - mainly the United States - as a ‘personal’ threat. 

Then, Cuba comes to the spot.

For decades, this country had good relationships with the Soviets and Russia, as well as several Socialists governments around the globe and..., Cuba is in the ‘backyard’ of the US! That’s to say, as the President Putin has been demonstrating his ideas are going back to the old era of the Cold War, if the US maintains the blockade to the Island, for sure, Mr. Putin will take advantage of this to anchor Russian warships in the Island, and it would be awful to the US, like another kind of ‘missile crisis’.

Thinking on this, the American President Barack Obama almost had no objection from the Congress, to resume relationship with the Communist country. It’s also a great opportunity to him, to put in Cuban soil more CIA agents and then, observe closely what the FSB agents have been doing so far.

In the other hand, Mr. Putin will suffer the impact of the Cuba-US agreement, as the Communist Island had been for decades, the most important partner of Russia in Central America (or, perhaps, in the Americas). Of course, he still can count on Venezuela, but he lost the opportunity of staying close to the US.

Now, with the Cuba-US relationship resumed, the US will gain ground. It will not only take advantage of counterspies activities in the shadow world of Russia but also will bring along all capitalist American companies to the Island.

That’s one of the most important relationship with Cuba - and not because the blockade did not work for decades. 

Good bye Russia; now Cuba is American.

18 Aug 2015

Dilma Rousseff remains unshakeable in power

A demonstrator holds a placard saying "Impeachment now!"
After the protests that took place in all over Brazil, the government of President Dilma Rousseff said that it sees these demonstrations as “something normal; it’s part of the democratic process”. The protests took to the streets 205 cities along the country plus the Federal District, more than one million people - despite Brazilian media saying that “only thousands went to the streets” to show their disapproval towards the corrupt government. 

It also has showed us how the main Brazilian media is manipulated by the government and so, it has generated angry protests throughout social network.

As for the leftist government - from PT (Workers Party) - it’s difficult to believe that they will win any other important election, as it’s been the most corrupt government so far. But, as the chiefs of the PT party know that Brazilian people forget quickly what happened in the past, so they will take advantage of this to reach their next goals.

President Dilma did not show she is worried about all these demonstrations around the country, but for sure, she knows that her party will never win any election to the presidency for any time soon.

15 Aug 2015

Will the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff occur?

Today, on the 16th August 2015, President Dilma Rousseff and her sponsor, the ex-President Lula da
President Dilma
Silva, will have to endure an exhaustive and tense outcry from protesters all over Brazil, pushing for her impeachment.

Nourished by anger over a spate of corruption scandals that have been ravaging the country in recent years - most of them brought to the spot during the actual ruling leftist party (PT - Workers Part) - demonstrators will chant “Out with Dilma” as well as “Out with PT”, her party, which several and important members - and President’s friends - are involved. 

Perhaps, the biggest scandal in the Brazilian contemporary history is the multimillion-dollar kickback scheme at the state-run oil company Petrobras where lots of politicians and the main administrators of the biggest construction companies have some links with. As for the investigators and the public prosecutor, most of all accused by Justice, have some association with PT.

Most of the politicians accused in the investigation belong to Rousseff's Workers Party and its allies and so, the protesters promise to take to the streets to chant how indignant they are with all this. Apart from it, Brazil has been sinking in a deep recession, but according to Dilma, all this situation is reflex of the old administration of his rival, ex-President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, who ruled the country from 1995 to 2003. These comments also infuriated even more all the protesters, because she doesn’t mention that from 2004 to the date, it’s PT that has been governing Brazil.  

In my point of view PT has no condition of ruling a country which is going straight to face a fierce financial crisis. All speeches from Lula and Dilma do not match up with the actual scenario. Or both of them pretend are blind or they pretend that people are fool and, I believe, it’s in that latter they are betting they will get out of this demonstration tomorrow without any harm.

Let’s wait and see what will happen to Brazil.