Category Archives: Elections

Democracy in Bolivia

It’s still there, but … (Photograped in La Paz on the anniversary of the 2016 constitutional referendum.) Advertisements

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Winston Churchill on New Year’s Resolutions

It’s mid-February. If you are like me, most of your new year’s resolutions have already dissipated, been forgotten or pushed to March or April. The smarter ones among you won’t have made any resolutions in the first place. But if … Continue reading

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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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