Category Archives: Op-eds

இன்றைய பாஸ்டன் க்ளோப் – இரு கட்டுரைகள்

1. வெனிசுவேலாவின் ஹ்யூகோ சாவெஸுக்கும் க்யூபாவின் ஃபிடல் காஸ்ட்ரோவுக்கும் உள்ள வித்தியாசமும், தேர்தல் முடிவும்: Democracy stirs in Venezuela – The Boston Globe

A majority of voters decided that they didn’t want another Fidel Castro, Chávez’s role model. But to give Chávez his due, he allowed the opposition to make its case and let the votes be counted honestly. Castro would never tolerate this open democratic process.

Even with popular disenchantment, Chávez lost by only 49 to 51 percent.

2. போர்க்களத்தில் ரிப்போர்ட்டராக வேலை பார்த்ததால் கிடைக்கும் சிறைவாசம்: A snapshot of injustice – The Boston Globe

US and Iraqi officials have no excuse for holding him for 19 months without giving him a chance to contest the charges, or even to know exactly what they are.

Officials released several journalists working for Reuters after months of detention without ever bringing charges against them.

“makes a mockery of the democratic principles of justice and the rule of law that the United States says it is trying to help Iraq establish.”