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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 13: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks from the State Department briefing room on June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pompeo said, "It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today's attacks in the Gulf of Oman. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

On Thursday, explosions that the United States attributes to Iran disabled two oil tankers traveling in the Gulf of Oman. Accusations between the two countries have heightened tension in the region, sounding alarms of a possible military conflict.

International Politics

The eternal romance of the United States and Saudi Arabia

 10/16/2018 - 16:00
President Trump and Prince Mohammed bin Salman during Saudi Arabia's visit to the United States in March. Source: AFP.

For a president who inaugurated his administration by blocking the entry of hundreds of Muslims into the United States, it is paradoxically fundamental to defend one of the most radically conservative countries in the Arab world. However, the history between the United States and Saudi Arabia is long and intricate.


El eterno romance de Estados Unidos con Arabia Saudita

 10/16/2018 - 15:23
El presidente Trump y el príncipe Mohammed bin Salman durante la visita de Arabia Saudita a Estados Unidos en marzo. Fuente: AFP.

Para un presidente que inauguró su gestión bloqueando la entrada de cientos de musulmanes a Estados Unidos, es paradójicamente fundamental defender a uno de los países más radicalmente conservadores en el mundo árabe. Pero la historia entre Estados Unidos y Arabia Saudita es más larga e intrincada.


The 'Trump effect' reaches Brazil

 10/08/2018 - 11:04
Supporters of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro of the Social Liberal Party (PSL) meet on Sunday, September 30, 2018 on Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo (Brazil). Followers participated in an act of support for the far-right Bolsonaro, leader in the polls for the presidential elections in October in Brazil. EFE/Sebastião Moreira.

A new despotism, racism, homophobia, and a war against political correctness are all part of the presidential campaign of Jair Messias Bolsonaro, a former military officer who has garnered the necessary votes to reach the final stretch of the presidential elections in Brazil. The parallels with the U.S. president are such that the international community can’t help but draw a cause-and-effect relationship.


El Efecto Trump llega a Brasil

 10/08/2018 - 10:48
Simpatizantes del candidato presidencial Jair Bolsonaro del Partido Social Liberal (PSL) se reúnen el domingo 30 de septiembre de 2018 en la avenida Paulista, en Sao Paulo (Brasil). Seguidores participaron en un acto de apoyo al ultraderechista Bolsonaro, líder en los sondeos para las elecciones presidenciales de octubre en Brasil. EFE/Sebastião Moreira

El despotismo, la guerra contra la corrección política, el racismo y la homofobia son parte de la campaña presidencial de Jair Messias Bolsonaro, un ex militar que se ha hecho con los votos para llegar a la recta final de las presidenciales en Brasil. Los paralelismos con el presidente estadounidense son tales, que la comunidad internacional no puede sino dibujar una relación causa-efecto.