Political Crisis and Peronist Realpolitik: “Alberto Fernandez for Government, Francis J. Underwood to Power”

Francis Underwood, Vice President of the United States, in the Netflix series “House of Cards” turns his face to the camera and says: “There are two types of Vice Presidents: Doormats and matadors. Which do you think I intend to be?”.

Cuban Protests: Coercion and Revolution for Export

Since 1991 Cuba has suffered economic and political unrest due to the fall of the Soviet Union and the consequent lack of Communist aid. During the ’90s, the Cuban government and Fidel Castro himself referred to the post-Soviet era as a “special period”. In fact, Cubans remember this time as a period of hunger.