Trump and the future of his social networks | National USA

(TELEMUNDO ATLANTA) .- With almost 90 million followers and multiple daily publications, President Donald Trump is one of the most active and controversial users of Twitter.

Syrmarie Villalobos takes us to know how this social network has served as a tool for the results of recent electoral campaigns and the risks it represents now that he is leaving his position of power.


Storm in Barranquilla | The Herald

First a tropical storm, then a hurricane, “Iota” left destruction and flooding as it passed through Colombia. Providencia destroyed and San Andrés severely affected. Cartagena and Santa Marta, both flooded, as well as other towns on the coast. And without being directly caused by this phenomenon, the harsh winter also affected sectors of Medellín, Bogotá, Cali, Cúcuta and other cities to a greater or lesser extent with flooding. Fortunately, Barranquilla was only affected in very specific sectors, but without the severity of other parts. But, what would have happened in Barranquilla if the amount of streams that in the past dragged everything in their path had not been channeled, flooding many sectors with fury and causing deaths and destruction? Unquestionably, another very different story would have been. And that reality, which is part of the many and very positive changes that our beloved city has achieved, seems not to be sufficiently appreciated and recognized by many.

The enormous difference experienced by those families and business owners located on the roads where the mighty streams of the past used to run like demonized rivers is so positive and reassuring that it is difficult to relate it. They no longer feel the tremendous shock they suffered when they sensed a downpour. Your belongings are already safe under your roofs. They no longer see cars passing by and even people dragged by currents. Now also, their houses are more valued. Only the memory of that time remains, when Barranquilla was news in winter. Now, the bad news comes from other cities that did not suffer what we do. It is obvious that there are still some streams to be channeled. In the north, the one that originates in La Campiña, then taking Calle 85 to Carrera 50, to connect with the already channeled street 84. Also, the one that coming from Los Andes, takes Carrera 27 and snaking it connects at Calle 54 with Carrera 38, with the already channeled stream of Felicidad to La María and the Agromar channel to the Magdalena River. The discharge of the Hospital stream in the Ahuyama channel remains to be corrected to avoid occasional flooding to the homes in that sector, and the channeling of the stretch of stream that affects La Chinita in the access to the Pumarejo bridge has already been announced. But there are few, very few that remain. And they will be channeled. In the southwest and southeast, the mighty streams have also been channeled, to which I suggest building more pedestrian bridges, since these, not being vehicular roads, are uncovered, but they divide neighboring communities, which even in summer cannot pass from one side the other. Hopefully in the future the small streams will be led through smaller pipes, to the very long vox coulvers of the streams already channeled, to which our mayor Jaime Pumarejo compares with the large avenues to which the smaller streets are connected. That would be the ideal storm sewer. I particularly am very grateful to our recent leaders who have made such a positive change possible, and I suppose there will be many who will agree with me; as well as that some will continue to criticize whatever is done.


The future foldable iPhone is getting closer and closer and will it arrive in 2022? | Smartphones

In the last few months The information about the iPhone project with a folding screen has intensified on which Apple works for the next few years. You already know how those of Cupertino are, which usually foresee the products that they will have in stores for several years to come and, in the case of smartphones, Tim Cook’s believe that their time has come.

So, to the information that warns that Apple will use a Samsung screen for these new foldable (or extendable, which you never know) iPhone, we must join the one that we have known today and that confirms that the North Americans are in the testing phase of the first prototypes, those in which you have to verify that everything works well and, even, what is the most optimal design to reach the stores.

Clasps and their parts, the key

The folding screen technology is beginning to reach all users in a generalized way and it is not without certain drawbacks. The main, that area in which the screen is divided in two, where the folding of the panel is still very evident. Although over the months a user ends up forgetting their presence, the truth is that it is annoying to have a reminder there that their phone “is a little bent.”

Concept design of a foldable iPhone.

So Apple is looking at how to eliminate that small defect, almost mandatory due to the state in which this technology is currently, as well as all the parts that are part of the gears and bearings in that area of ​​future iPhone. Further, it is confirmed to be doing so with the screens provided by Samsung in a factory where the prototypes are being assembled that belongs to Foxconn.

And when did this first foldable iPhone arrive? The same sources speak of it will be premature to see it in stores next year, along with the traditional models of the brand, so we can expect that, at the earliest, this landing of folding screen technology will not reach the Cupertino stores until 2022. One year later. What’s more, it remains to be seen to what extent the impact of the pandemic could have hit those initial plans and further (2023, etc.) drive the development of this folding screen technology on which Apple is clearly already working.


Trump 2024 | El Heraldo

After consecutive defeats at the hands of Obama, the Republican party carried out an electoral autopsy. They came from losing the popular vote in the last five elections. As the Republican voter aged, Reagan’s party did not connect with a more diverse young voter. They had 34 out of 50 governorates, the pragmatism and restraint of the governors seemed the model to follow. A Social Conservatism that gave Bush the victory: seeking the Latino vote, strengthening the female vote, and denouncing inequality. Four years later none of this happened but the opposite. Trump showed up, broke all the rules, and won.

In the first presidential election, George Washington was the sole candidate, despite attempts to make him king of the United States. This revolutionary leader declined, accepted reelection alone, and retired to his estate on Mt. Vernon. Emulating Washington, no president sought more than one re-election until FDR won four in a row. After his death, a constitutional reform prohibited more than two terms. Technically, Trump is still alive by the year 2024.

For the second time the polls failed, Biden won, but it was tight. In the polls, the Democrat won Florida, North Carolina, and Texas: it did not happen. Their national victory that they said was 8% was 3%. If 72 thousand votes, only 0.04%, had voted differently in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, everything would be different. In 2016, 100,000 votes in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan were. Without the economic impact of Covid, Trump had a chance to win. Trump’s score showed he has votes.

No Trumpist senator in a vulnerable state lost. Lindsey Graham won by 16% despite the $ 100 million that was donated to defeat him. Even Susan Collins won in Maine where Biden was victorious. In the chamber, Republicans have regained six seats. A resounding victory for Biden, not only had electoral consequences but for the future Republican. Republicans who looked like Trump won.

In the United States, former presidents do not participate in day-to-day politics. Beyond attending the convention of their parties and going to some campaign events, the tradition has been not to participate. It is likely that Trump will not give up and be active. Today the Republican party was made in his image. Not only did 93% of Republicans vote for him, but the party turned ideologically towards him. Mitch McConell and Kevin McCarthy back up his retelling claims. The base is with him, most likely he will aspire again.

Biden is a friend of Colombia, he was decisive for Plan Colombia. In Congress, strengthening budget support and the double taxation agreement are within reach. The relationship has to evolve beyond the coca planting data or our usefulness to invade Venezuela. If Biden legalizes cannabis, there is a lot to rethink.

Despite the uproar over our alleged meddling in US politics, we forget that the US president got into Colombian domestic politics. Even attacking Colombian politicians for their electoral benefit. If Trump is going to be rolling and with a chance to return in four years, we have to be more sophisticated than ever.


Apple will install slimmer batteries in future iPhone 13s, why? | Smartphones

The launch of the new iPhone 12 this year has brought us the bad surprise that, unlike previous generations, the autonomy data of all the models have been affected by a problem that has to do with 5G. Although in cases like those of the iPhone 12 Mini, it must also be attributed to the presence of a battery that has more or less half the capacity of a standard one in Android.

That is why the new phones have received a lot of criticism in this section and, in view of the new information, nothing seems to indicate that it will not happen in the same way next year. And it is that the future iPhone 13 (as the leakers) will have new batteries that the Cupertinos have been exploring as of late with the aim of gaining space inside the terminal.

Smaller, and just as capable?

This is what the famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reveals in one of his latest reports, which Apple going to ride in future iPhone 13 smaller batteries thanks to the use of new technology called “soft plate”, and that has the benefit of occupying much less space within the terminal. In this way you can build smartphones thinner without affecting its autonomy compared to previous devices.


That is why those of Cupertino are currently investing in stocks of this type of components to face 2021 with sufficient guarantees to meet the deadlines required by iPhones and arrive at stores on time, in September, and not as has happened this year where the new generation has landed in stores with between one and two months delay.

Another advantage of this “soft plate” technology for iPhone 13 batteries is that it reduces costs compared to other components. This is because have fewer inner layers, making it easier to match the capacity of a larger pile in a much more compact space. Unfortunately, this decision by Apple could benefit the design of future terminals but not their autonomy. If such news is confirmed, Tim Cook’s would only have the chance to retouch other components, such as the 5G chip, to try to make their new devices offer autonomy at the level of models such as the iPhone XS and 11 of 2018 and 2019 , respectively.


Covid-19: individual behaviors and collective results | Opinion

The various measures proposed to manage the Covid-19 pandemic are preventive. They seek to stop the opportunities for its transmission, putting physical barriers (masks), increasing the social distance between people or reducing the chances of contact between them.

The efficacy of these measures is demonstrated, among other parameters, by the reduction of the reproduction factor R, which has passed from an estimate of 2.2-4 for Ro (or basic factor), which indicates the transmission of the disease before having taken measures, up to recent estimates, which at the beginning of November are around 1.1-1.3 in the UK and around 1 in Germany (Robert Koch Institute).

Preventive measures require citizen collaboration, which must change their customs. Given the economic and social cost of establishing coercive measures (of hard paternalism), it is convenient that the measures fall within the scope of what is called soft paternalism or libertarian paternalism, according to the term coined by economists Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein in 2003.

Certain data on our customs in Spain may help explain the difficulty in stopping the pandemic. According to a study published in 2017 by Sorokowska, A. and others (“Preferred interpersonal distances: a global comparison”. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48) Spain is among the countries where a lower interpersonal distance is accepted, both for family and friend contacts as well as social contacts. While the social distance is usually determined around 1.2 meters, in Spain we would place it below 1 meter, and the accepted distance for friends in less. To this must be added the social interactions that take place in Spain, compared to other countries. According to indicators published by Eurostat in 2018 (Quality of life indicators – Leisure and social interactions), Spain is among the countries in which the highest percentage of the population meets with family and friends. Around 65% of the population meets with the family at least once a week in Spain, while the European average is around 55%. In relation to relationships with friends, while young people (under 24 years of age) exhibit similar patterns in all countries, in Spain 65% of older people state that they meet at least once a week with friends, compared to 45% -50% on average in Europe.

That would be the starting situation, but there are factors that determine the lack of compliance with the recommendations and behavioral theory helps to explain them. Some have to do with the psychological reaction of lack of acceptance of a reality that can produce fear. In addition, people have a strong tendency not to change our habits (status quo bias), especially if this leads to a loss (loss aversion).

Of course, the loss of our current habits should be balanced against the future benefits of overcoming the pandemic (or avoiding greater losses). But the human being shows what is called the bias of the present, for which he suffers much more from losses in his present situation although these will bring him greater benefits in the future. A no less problem is that the population is being asked to sacrifice their lifestyle or status quo, when the future benefits are for the whole of society. Thus, it may be that this lack of sacrifice-benefit correspondence at the individual level explains the failure to comply with preventive measures in more individualistic societies. And it must be remembered that among the ills of Spain according to Ortega y Gasset (Invertebrate Spain) were the lack of solidarity and congenital individualism.

The lack of compliance can also be explained by the so-called omission bias, according to which the damage caused by an omission (passive behavior) is valued less than that caused by an action, even if the damage resulting from the omission is higher than the stock. Perhaps people who do not respect anti-covid measures consider that they do not have an active behavior in the transmission of the virus, but simply passive, so their conscience remains intact.

Libertarian paternalism seeks to change people’s choices without reducing their freedom. Measures that fall under the orbit of libertarian paternalism highlight the importance of communication, based on certain data, emphasizing clear messages. Given the influence of individual behavior on the collective result, communication should encourage cooperation from society.

This can be achieved in a number of ways. Emphasizing the risk of the most vulnerable population (elderly, health) can stimulate altruistic behavior. People are more willing to cooperate if they feel feelings of self-efficacy. In addition, increasing the visibility of cooperative behaviors helps to reaffirm their morality, on the one hand, and can also contribute to reinforcing a vision of majority behavior that influences others (herd behavior).

Ultimately, the change in behavior and respect for measures depends on three factors: ability, opportunity and motivation. The first factor implies that people are physically and psychically capable of adopting them. The second factor assumes that the environment facilitates compliance, and in it the emphasis has been placed on political action. The third factor, in this case, is almost the most important and the least prominent: generating sufficient motivation for people to voluntarily adopt short-term individual sacrifices for a future and collective achievement. Thus, it is necessary to reinforce empathy for the vulnerable population and the importance of community effort in the results.

Nieves Garcia Santos is an Economist and former Director of Investors at the CNMV


These robotic laces by Nike look like from the future | Lifestyle

In 2019 Nike fulfilled the promise of the Marty McFly Mags by presenting the first sneakers basketball Adapt BB that self-tighten, and now you are upping the technology in one of your most recognizable shoes ever. As part of a launch of the 25th anniversary, at model Air Jordan XI They have released a version called “Adapt” that is equipped with self-tie laces.

Cords that tie themselves, how do they work?

We are in the era of smart objects, and the clothing it was not going to be less. The Nike brand has been bringing different models to the market of sneakers with automated lacing technology. In 2016 they launched the HyperAdapt 1.0, a smart Nike shoe that used a pressure system in the heel area that when pressed with the foot a series of elastic cables that are attached to the laces are tied autonomously, operating with pressure parameters to adjust properly.

The pressure itself can be regulated by buttons on the tongue of the shoe, which has with LED lights to indicate that the shoes are tied and also to indicate that the battery is low and must be recharged. But since we are in a time when technology advances every week, Nike revised the design several times, launching another model that incorporates a mobile app with which to manage them. Through the application you adjust or untie them. It also implemented support for devices like Apple Watch or Siri, Apple’s assistant.

Nike Air Jordan XI Adapt Nike

Air Jordan XI Adapt, the new model

25 years ago, right in the middle of the 90s, Nike launched the Air Jordan XI, now to celebrate that quarter century, it has released a model with the latest technology mentioned above. A model that will come out with Nike technology of robotic laces that tie themselves, and with mobile app / Apple Watch support.

The price of these Nike Air Jordan X11 Adapt, will go on sale on December 30, and its price could be 500 dollars, about 424 euros to change.


Barcelona sets its goals as a city in the 2030 Agenda

The Barcelona City Council presented the report last Friday, October 31 ‘Barcelona’s 2030 Agenda: Key milestones and indicators’. This document specifies seventeen social, economic and environmental goals of the city, as well as 139 specific milestones, which the city has set itself to meet within ten years, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In this ten-year-old report, the ‘consistori’ and the city of Barcelona set out their roadmap to overcome the post-covid crisis and guarantee a sustainable future for the city and its inhabitants. The process of specifying and locating the different objectives has implied the adaptation of the SDGs to the local and metropolitan reality. Consequently, they contemplate more than 200 indicators to control the implementation of this local roadmap. In fact, the City Council has set the milestones with respect to the city, but in most cases success will only be achieved with complicity and alliance between different agents of the city.

Emergency measures

The covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need and urgency of achieve the objectives set ten years from now. The 2030 Agenda is the document that marks the way for the city to emerge stronger from the health, social, economic and environmental crisis that we are suffering and guarantee a sustainable future.

The virus has motivated a call to action to carry out profound transformations in the way the city works, our societies and our relationship with the Planet. In the medium and long term, the pandemic has shown that the 2030 Agenda and its vision of inclusion, sustainability and justice are the appropriate roadmap for recovery.

A committed city

The commitment of the city of Barcelona to the 2030 Agenda was made explicit in the plenary on September 30, 2019 with a signed institutional declaration by all groups. To specify it and adapt it to the reality of the city, a transversal Commission has prepared this document that combines technical rigor and political commitment, all aligned with the Municipal Action Plan (PAM) and the Municipal Investment Plan (PIM). ).

Locating the 2030 Agenda within the city and quantifying the milestones, as Barcelona has done, is a unpublished work so far locally. This capacity for concretion has been recognized by the Spanish Sustainable Development Network, which in its evaluation report of the proposal states that “Barcelona is pioneer among Spanish cities –And perhaps in the European environment–, due to the level of ambition and complexity of the proposed exercise ”. For each key indicator located, the Barcelona 2030 Agenda provides the origin of the indicator, the source of the data, the reference value of the indicator, the operational milestone and the desired value for the year 2030.

The location of the Barcelona landmarks has been validated by the Consell Acadèmic Assessor, which brings together personalities of recognized prestige in the academic field. In addition to this council, a follow-up table will be created with actors from the city to promote its achievement. The 2030 Agenda is a city goal. The commitment of administrations, social entities, companies and citizens is necessary to achieve the proposed milestones. In a time of uncertainty such as the one generated by covid-19, the city needs to set ambitious goals to move towards a more sustainable future. The 2030 Agenda is the tool to build this future.

Highlight 1. Quality and health care for all

The emergence of covid-19 has suddenly and profoundly modified the global impact and social perception of infectious and parasitic diseases. The goal of this milestone is halve the impact of infectious diseases and substantially lower their mortality rate. To achieve this, it is necessary to strengthen health care and prevention and public health policies.

Highlight milestone 2. Improve secondary education outcomes and ensure post-compulsory education

Successful completion of compulsory schooling is essential for young people’s life chances. For this reason, it is set as a milestone for 2030 that practically all students successfully complete compulsory education and with an adequate level of competencies, placing the achievement rate of basic competencies above 95% in all subjects. Quality training is essential to have better job opportunities and boost an economy capable of creating qualified jobs.

Outstanding milestone 3. Gender equality plans

Catalonia stands at 70.9 points in the Gender Equality Indicator, above the EU average (67.4), but below the best-situated country, Sweden, with 83.6. Barcelona aims to be above 85 points, which implies improve on all index indicators: work, money, knowledge, time, power and health. In addition, the document proposes to reduce the impact of gender violence. It is necessary to join forces so that in 2030 this type of violence is a residual phenomenon and on the way to extinction in Barcelona.

Milestone 4. Links against exclusion and loneliness

Barcelona has to be a city that includes everyone, respecting the diversity inherent in every urban community and thinking about the groups that, for obvious reasons, have more difficulties to join social life and take advantage of their opportunities. Consequently, it is proposed reduce the proportion of people at risk of poverty or exclusion from 23% to less than 15%, and placing the perception of loneliness below 6% from the current 8.8%.

Highlight 5. Fair and equitable economic growth

On the horizon 2030, Barcelona proposes a notable decrease in unemployment, working poverty and the gender pay gap, and doubling the effort for the labor inclusion of people with disabilities. The objective is to place registered unemployment below 70,000 people, to put the labor poverty rate and the gender pay gap to zero; and to ensure that more than 1,000 people with disabilities are hired each year by the Xarxa Barcelona for Labor Inclusion.

Milestone 6. Living in a healthier environment

In accordance with the forecasts of the Climate Plan 2018-2030, the document proposes to grow with 160 additional hectares the endowment of public green from the city, prioritizing the places with the greatest deficit, such as Avinguda Meridiana, the linear park of La Sagrera, or the Marina, among others. Consequently, the ‘consistori’ is committed to a greener and healthier city, with more spaces for games and leisure in each of its neighborhoods.

Highlight 7. Clean water, water for all

Barcelona must be able to guarantee the supply of drinking water to the entire population, even in situations of persistent drought. On the horizon of 2030, the ‘consistori’ intends to reinforce the social objective of a more efficient use of water, placing domestic drinking water consumption below 100 liters / inhabitant / day (currently it is over 106) and urban water consumption below 150 liters / inhabitant / day (currently it is 161).

Highlight 8. Clean air and renewable energy

The Barcelona City Council intends to take an exponential leap in the consumption and local production of renewable energy. The milestone is to achieve that by 2030 50% or more of the energy consumed is of renewable origin, and that 15% or more of the energy consumed is locally produced renewable. Currently less than 10% of energy consumption is of renewable origin and only 1% is produced in the city. Barcelona wants to become a leader in urban renewable energy production and move towards a fairer energy transition, linked to local production and distributed generation.

Highlight milestone 9. – plastic, + recycling

Barcelona proposes a significant leap in the reduction and recycling of waste, achieving a recycling rate of more than 65% of the collected waste. This is a significant change compared to the current situation, of 36%, a fact that will require more awareness and changes in the waste collection model.

Highlight 10. Just digital transition

The digitization of society, accelerated and deeper with the pandemic, makes it necessary to conceive of Internet access as a universal right. This access has to be affordable and at the same time reliable and of quality, bearing in mind that there are fundamental things, such as education, work, services and communication with family and friends, which are increasingly being carried out over the internet. Consequently the local administration proposes increase the proportion of households with Internet access to 99% and the proportion of households with broadband ICT equipment up to 90% with the objective of universalizing broadband Internet access.

Highlight 11 No one sleeping on the street and a plate on the table for everyone

This milestone contemplates that by 2030 no one residing in Barcelona will stay no bed to sleep in and no plate on the tableas well as the number of homeless people is substantially reduced. The goal is to reduce the incidence of severe poverty in the city and make sure that no one goes hungry or suffers from malnutrition. This milestone is part of insertion policies that guarantee the labor and social insertion of all.

Highlight 12. Affordable housing for all

Currently the lack of affordable housing constitutes one of the main, if not the main one, social problem of Barcelona. For many families it is an excessive cost for their family budget; for others, the impossibility of accessing decent housing. Barcelona aims to reduce the overload in the cost of housing. By 2030, the local city administration intends to reduce the proportion of families that allocate more than 40% of your resources to housing expenses below 14%, quadruple the number of protected rental housing and ensure that evictions tend to zero.


Pablo Zabaleta: “I am happy for everything I achieved” – Al diván

Former Argentine national team footballer Pablo Zabaleta spoke of his retirement after an extensive career in Europe and expressed his satisfaction with the great journey.

“It is not easy to make a decision like this. There have been many years practicing the profession that one dreamed of as a child and that gave me a lot of satisfaction, but in the end, sooner or later, a decision has to be made “, he commented in dialogue with Chain 3.

The 35-year-old from Reef began his career in San Lorenzo, continued at Espanyol, was captain of Manchester City and played his last stage in West Ham.

“I would have liked to retire playing and with the public. But I was left with my last game in West Ham against Manchester City, my former team, when I received a very nice ovation, “he recalled about that February meeting.

The stop for the pandemic and the end of the contract in the English team found him in Barcelona, ​​Spain, his wife’s hometown and where he was waiting for an offer.

“I received two or three proposals, but I had to move. So I thought it was the ideal time to stay with the family. Although I was entering the final stage of my career, physically I was fine to play at least one more year, “he said.

Zabaleta admitted that he misses the day-to-day training and the adrenaline rush before the matches, although now he takes advantage of it to enjoy his children and his wife.

About his beginnings, he said that he left Arrecifes at the age of 12 to go to the San Lorenzo pension. “You are too young to know if you are going to be a professional, but at one point in life you have to make the decision and bet on dreams,” he said.

He explained that from that moment everything requires sacrifice, effort, perseverance and enthusiasm, since each training session was a possibility to grow.

“And I found myself being a professional at 17 and transferring at 20. And now the culmination of the race: I am happy to have achieved what I did. I have the feeling that I did everything to feel happy, that I had not saved anything, “said the right-back.

Youth in the Argentine National Team

“The work of José Pekerman and Hugo Tocalli was spectacular. Without a doubt, it was one of the most important processes in my sporting life and that shaped my career ”.

Brazil World Cup 2014

“We all arrived at a great individual level and during the contest we went from lowest to highest. Having played the final was one of the great experiences of my career, beyond not having won it. In that game we missed the goal ”.

Three consecutive defeats in finals

“The desire of that group was to consecrate us with a title in the National Team. We came from getting titles in the juniors and it was to decorate the generation a bit. Both the World Cup and the Americas Cups were a very big pain in a short time ”.

Present of the Argentine National Team

“I think there is a lot of potential. Many of the guys who are part of this process have a very good time at their clubs and Lionel Scaloni aims to build a base to go through the Qualifiers and get to Qatar in the best way ”.

Private capital in clubs

“I experienced the transition as soon as I arrived at Manchester City, which went from being a mid-table team to being among the best in the world. It is a possibility to grow, hire better players and win titles ”.

Sergio Agüero’s goal against Queens Park Rangers

“That game was really a movie. The last 20 minutes we went from the feeling of losing the championship to dedicating ourselves at the last minute, and thus breaking a 45-year streak ”.

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“Now I am enjoying the family a bit. I have a proposal from a television station to broadcast Manchester City for the Premier League and Champions League from home due to the pandemic ”.

La Previa interview.


What future will this misfortune leave us? – Column by Alexánder Cambero – Columnists – Opinion

The Venezuelan dictatorship has long awaited the invasion. Its main leaders know that their days are numbered if the arrest warrants are activated from Washington, otherwise they will continue to slaughter us with impunity. The victimization of the fact suits them, since they arm their forces with the delirium of immortality, the heroism of a people that resists the onslaught of the obscene imperial power. That publicity shenanigans is perfect for anyone in distress.

In their analysis sessions they must have an arsenal of strategies that served Cuba since the distant days of the October crisis. In politics, not only are our potentialities used, the adversary’s ways must always be studied. It is not responding in a spasmodic way, it is having the ability to embarrass them.

They have a well forged spider web that safeguards their outrages with remarkable skill. Each of our mistakes is a new security ring, woven with hands damaged by corruption; the continuous mistakes are goodies for a mafia corporation that knows that there is its permanence. Sometimes it is difficult to understand how they continue to run the country from Miraflores if there is such public contempt.

For an international analyst in an office of a research center there is no logical explanation for the permanence of these madmen in Venezuelan power. But they have managed to create such effective control mechanisms that we have been waiting for the dawn of freedom for twenty-two years.

There have been several moments where it seemed that they were hanging by the neck, but in the end they managed to save themselves, to the general frustration. In the hectic moments of 2002, the furious ambitions for power prevented us from leaving this hell. Then, the government show with the return of Hugo Chávez.

In the end, the Venezuelan people paid with tears of blood for the mistakes they made. The repression intensified since the dead man kissed a crucifix speaking to us of reconciliation.

The great invasion that the Venezuelan suffers is hardship. They are incredible ships that bombard hunger in the Venezuelan stomach. Bursts of need are deterrent weapons that crush the people. In our most humble sectors there is a pandemic, we survive with very little.

What future will this misfortune leave us? Today there are malnourished children who lack the minimum to develop properly. A reality full of limitations is forming, the nightmare continues to cut off opportunities. We must fight for those beings that only appear in some speeches full of demagoguery.

Twitter: @alecambero