Tag: war

“La guerra del fùtbol”, kicking diplomacy away

In 1969, Honduras and El Salvador contend the qualification to the World Cup of 1970 in Mexico. But the matches take place in an already dramatic political situation. And made things even worse…

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Stanley’s war

War movies follow usual outlines, blending together action, heroism, sacrifice, emotions. Because they work better if there’s a good vs evil dichotomy in which you can relate. Not Kubrick ones. In Stanley’s war there aren’t good ones…

From war on drugs to drugs in war

The finding of captagon, some kind of amphetamine, in the pockets or blood of many jihadists affiliated to Islamic State surprised the public opinion. But using drugs in wars is an ancient practice. Anyway it’s a paradox how the same Governments who spend billions in the war on drugs or groups that punish the use of narcotics with death penalty, if they have to prevail against the enemy, don’t mind to step on everyone and everything…