Archive for July, 2013

Cooperation Military

President Obama not only received a hard blow in the November 2 elections. Moments before his trip to the India were announced by the Ministry of defence of that country, his refusal to sign two agreements in that area with the United States. Why? Very simple, the India foresees the possible cooling of diplomatic relations with other strategic partners. Without a doubt that most concerns him is Russia. This country in the last decade has been the largest supplier of weapons and military equipment for the India. According to the Yearbook of the Centre’s analysis of the trade world weapons (ACMA) in the period 2002-2009, exports of Russian arms to the India totaled 9874 million dollars, United States appears in fifth place with $ 565 million. On the other hand the biggest obstacle in relations between India and United States today, is the agreement of cooperation logistics (LSA) and the media and defence memorandum of systems interoperability (CISMOA): in the case of the LSA the same aims that American troops can make use of the infrastructure of the India military.

The CISMOA focused to improve the ability to perform joint actions between the armed forces of India and United States. President Obama was thought to sign both agreements on the visit to India, the refusal of the Ministry of defence of that country was a defeat for the United States. Although the last word is not such as working committees with the aim of contributing to the debate on the documents were created. In the case of the LSA military argument is that the same would be useless for his country, since the India, unlike United States, lacks the need to ensure the activity of its armed forces in another hemisphere. As to the permanence of U.S.

warships in ports, the India and the maintenance of the military aviation of United States bases in the country would communicated a message unfavourable to strategic partners, mainly to Russia. In the case of the CISMOA deemed unnecessary since the India is not military partner of the United States. No doubt a difficult situation for the Obama administration at the strategic level – geopolitical. We must not discard medium-term an alliance between India and Russia, to counteract the advancement of the economic, political and military might of China in Asia, which would be very negative for us interests in the region. Original author and source of the article.

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So also, many artists – musicians above all-today day lacking spaces to exhibit his art rightly indicate our folklore is in decline. However, us who are dedicated to the promotion of popular culture in education, today attended an interesting time where our children and youth are oriented knowledge, assessment, and the practice of our popular culture, throughout the school year, not just in the day of folklore or of the Guarani language. Particularly, in the last month of August I participated in numerous acts alluding them – children and young people – where demonstrated his vocation folkore, art festivals and craft shows. Today, they are the emerging Committee. They belong to a new generation as from schools, colleges and institutes of teacher training and universities study, promote and disseminate our idiosyncrasy. Therefore I can say that it is running a national movement that involves particularly to teachers and students in the task of safeguarding and disseminating popular culture.

But this national movement is not the result of chance, but an organized labor that some institutions, the majority of privately managed, are directing approximately fifteen years in a sustained manner. In the case that particularly affects me, I must refer to the tireless management of the ATENEO of language and culture GUARANI which today can be seen part of the positive results of its work, since sixteen years of its creation, with almost ten thousand graduates teachers of language Guarani and nearly thirty thousand students currently promotes the study, research, collection, assessment and dissemination of the Paraguayan folk culture, by all possible means: courses, seminars, workshops, competitions, festivals, etc., at the national level and preferably in the areas of cultural risk (our borders for example). The interesting thing about the experience is that these graduates and students correspond to a strategic sector of our society, because they are teachers, directors and supervisors of schools, colleges, universities and teacher training institutes or communicators, priests, departmental, and municipal councillors directors of social institutions (clubs, cooperatives, peasant and labor movements); in synthesis, are community leaders enough about concientizados the real value of the manifestations of our popular culture. Are they responsible for this revival that folklore, gradually and progressively, returns to take in children and young people. So you should also, highlight numerous cultural ventures, as the constant realization of artistic festivals. On the other hand, different craft expressions are most promoted from its own creators who currently are even members in several entities and participating in all exposures that are continuously performed. There are also several entities that promote the popular culture in the interior.

To the above, I add the promotion that many mass media – radio stations, broadcast, daily, internet – make in favor of folklore. In fact, in the world currently exists, despite globalization, a tendency to recover cultural identity, popular culture or idiosyncrasy; In addition to disseminating it, strengthen it and protect it. This recommended international agencies as the United Nations or the Organization of American States. Also our national Constitution, the Treaty of Asuncion, the General education law, among others, guarantee our children the possibility to be Paraguayans. Today the plans and curricula of educational reform are impregnated with our culture.