sábado, 5 de noviembre de 2011

Cristina and Obama in France.


Here you can find two articles from "The Washington Post", that I think that could be very interesting about the meeting between Cristina and Obama. They talked about different issues but I want to point just the two mains: first the US Government promise to open files in order to investigate about argentine military government crimes (1976-1983); and by the other hand when Obama congratulates Cristina during his speech.

Las notas son puestas en ingles, siguiendo una lógica manifestada ya en notas previas tomadas de diarios extranjeros. Creo que es siempre interesante ver cómo se pondera, se sintetiza y se habla del Proyecto Nacional en el mundo, y que mejor que tener dichas expresiones en su lengua de origen.
Por otra parte es también una forma de alcanzar espacios para la militancia que trasciendan los límites propios del idioma, es decir, de esta manera pueden leernos, como de hecho sucede, desde otros países.

Polikarpo.

  • US Rep urges Obama to promise Fernandez he’ll open intelligence files on Argentine junta

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A U.S. congressman who played a key role in declassifying secret U.S. files on the Chilean dictatorship is urging President Barack Obama to make a similar commitment to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez when they meet in France on Friday.
“You now have the opportunity to prove our dedication to human rights and build upon your transparency efforts while strengthening the diplomatic relationship with the government of Argentina,” U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey wrote in a letter to Obama, which he shared with The Associated Press on Thursday.
Argentina’s 1976-1983 dictatorship destroyed evidence of its human rights violations as democracy returned, but hundreds of former military and police officials are now being tried nevertheless, a quarter-century later, based largely on survivors’ recollections. The junta’s “dirty war” against leftist revolutionaries officially claimed 13,000 lives, although advocates say the real toll was closer to 30,000.
Hinchey believes the files of the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency, which closely monitored their South American military allies, could help Argentina prosecute these crimes, and perhaps identify hundreds more of the young people who were stolen as babies from political prisoners.
Hinchey, a Democrat from New York, has failed to persuade the GOP-controlled Congress to declassify the Argentina files, most recently in May. But since the documents involved are more than 25 years old, Hinchey argued in his letter that Obama can simply declassify them by executive order, without congressional approval and avoiding a long backlog of other classified files awaiting review.
Congress did approve a similar amendment by Hinchey in 1999 that led to the publication of 24,000 declassified U.S. documents on Chile, helping that country prosecute crimes against humanity committed during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
The Argentine Embassy in Washington said it would have no comment on the letter.

  • Obama hails ties between US, Argentina; congratulates President Fernandez on her re-election

CANNES, France — President Barack Obama says a meeting with Argentina’s president gave them a nice opportunity to build on the long history between their countries.
Obama said the U.S. and Argentina share a range of common interests and concerns, including about the global economy. Argentina suffered a devastating default on its debt in 2001 but has experienced nearly a decade of strong economic growth since then.
Obama and President Cristina Fernandez were expected to talk about cooperation on economics, trade, science and security issues during a private meeting on the sidelines of a global economic summit in Cannes, France.
The U.S. president also congratulated Fernandez on her recent re-election to a second term.
SOURCE: http://www.washingtonpost.com

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