Category Archives: Elections

Better than a Spy Novel: the Trump-Kremlin Files

I was sitting in the park outside of the courthouse in Puno today, reading Nuestro hombre en La Habana and, fittingly, smoking a habano, when a gentleman in a suit – but without a hat – walked up to me and … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders would have won? Bullshit.

Of course it didn’t take long for some of Bernie Sander’s supporters to exclaim with certainty that their candidate would have „easily/certainly/absolutely“ won against Donald Trump. That is not only an easy thing to say because it can never be … Continue reading

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First thoughts on the election of Donald Trump

As has become customary on election nights, I have been twittering my initial thoughts all night. Here is a selection of those tweets and some additional comments. Saddest picture of this election so far: people in line staring at their … Continue reading

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When politics was still civil

The letter left by George Bush Sr. for his successor Bill Clinton:

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I found Donald Trump’s barber

Photographed in Arica, Chile.

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A candidate who doesn’t know when the election is

Maybe an indication that the actual election is the last thing Donald Trump cares about. And with new damning revelations being published every day, no wonder he is asking people to vote early.

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I met Joe Biden on Easter Island.

As you know, I am currently hiking on Easter Island. Today, as I wanted to make siesta in the shadows of the stone statues, I spotted a familiar face. First, I thought it was some random man who happened to … Continue reading

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