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“Yo sigo creyendo que Perón estaba loco, completamente loco; él y su mujer también. (…) Fue peor, quizá, que su marido”: Borges

En su reseña de El humor de Borges por Roberto Alifano, Antonio Jiménez Millán escribe:

Respecto a la cuestión política, es bien conocida la aversión de Borges hacia el peronismo, que lo apartó de su puesto en la biblioteca municipal del barrio de Almagro para nombrarle “inspector de aves y huevos”, y además llegó a encarcelar a su madre, a su hermana Norah y a Victoria Ocampo. “Yo sigo creyendo que Perón estaba loco, completamente loco; él y su mujer también. (…) Fue peor, quizá, que su marido”, afirma. Esa fobia se proyecta después hacia uno de los integrantes de la nefasta junta militar argentina, Leopoldo Galtieri, cuya gran ambición consistía en parecerse a Perón y seguir su camino: según Borges, “es imposible imaginarse una ambición más modesta”. Más de una vez se queja Borges de este régimen militar, al que acusa de “haber perdido toda forma de comportamiento ético”, y considera inaceptable la aventura de la guerra de las Malvinas (a ella se refiere el poema “Juan López y John Ward”, comentado en uno de los capítulos).

 

6 Rules Of Islamophobia In America

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Christopher Mathias writes:

After the 2015 terror attack in Paris, when Donald Trump and other GOP presidential candidates were ratcheting up their anti-Muslim political speech, we started a running list of Islamophobic acts. Sadly, in less than two months, the list became so long the webpage often wouldn’t load.

This made us recognize the very real surge in anti-Muslim incidents sweeping the nation — a surge many wanted to deny was happening at all. (Think Fox News host Eric Bolling saying he “hadn’t heard of any” anti-Muslim hate crimes.)

So we developed The Islamophobia Project, and committed to tracking anti-Muslim violence, vandalism, discrimination, public policy and political speech throughout 2016.

The timing of the incidents we collected helped reveal patterns. We discovered that Trump supporters attacked, harassed, or plotted to kill Muslims at least 13 times during the election cycle, proving a potential link between Trump’s rhetoric and the actions of supporters. We documented apparent surges in anti-Muslim incidents during Muslim holidays.

It’s now been a year, and our project is a sad and seemingly endless scroll through nearly 400 stories of Muslims in America being attacked, threatened, scapegoated, and profiled, seeing their places of worship vandalized and their faith denigrated.

An email address we set up as a source for tips — islamophobia@huffingtonpost.com — generated hundreds of responses. Many people expressed gratitude for the project. One email led to a story about a Muslim Army veteran who found the word “terrorist” written on his locker. Mostly, we received anti-Muslim hate mail.

Le fascisme en France – Henri Guillemin/ Audio

Henri Guillemin

Henri Guillemin

Le fascisme en France – Henri Guillemin/ Audio.

Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez charged in corruption case

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been charged over corruption allegations.

A federal judge approved charges of illicit association and fraudulent administration against Ms Fernandez.

Judge Julian Ercolini also ordered the freezing of $633m (£516m) of Ms Fernandez’s assets. She has previously denied any wrongdoing.

It is alleged that her government steered public contracts to a businessman close to her family.

Ms Fernandez has said the case is politically motivated and accused current President Mauricio Macri of plotting against her.

In a court appearance in October, Ms Fernandez presented national budget documents as part of her evidence, highlighting that the accounts had been approved by parliamentary bodies and the country’s auditor general.

Judge Ercolini also approved corruption charges against two of Ms Fernandez’s former aides, ex-planning minister Julio de Vido and former public works Secretary Jose Lopez, as well as businessman Lazaro Baez.

Ms Fernandez is accused of favouring Mr Baez’s construction company, Austral, in the concession of contracts for public projects.

Interlitq publica entrevista con Milcíades Peña (hijo)

Milcíades Peña (hijo)

Milcíades Peña (hijo)

Interlitq publica entrevista con Milcíades Peña (hijo).