The diesel scandal and how to get rid of the scrap

Germany has a high worldwide reputation about its ecological sensibilities. There are strict rules for everything and the federal controlling organizations are responsible for proving the quality of the end products, to protect its citizens from possible -health related- threats and to legislate according to the common good of the German population. For me,and according to many facts, is just a reputation because in the … Continue reading The diesel scandal and how to get rid of the scrap

737 MAX scandal: Boeing putting profits before safety

Boeing is in trouble. The American aviation giant finds itself in the middle of a storm that has culminated in the worldwide grounding of its latest aircraft model, the 737 MAX. There is an emerging picture of a major manufacturer botching a new aircraft design, with more than 300 people dead as a result. This follows two fatal accidents in the space of five months … Continue reading 737 MAX scandal: Boeing putting profits before safety

The European morale and ethics

The European Union is advertised,mainly through the top politicians, to be the flagship of morality in the whole world. We should never again repeat the same mistakes of the past, no more devastating wars again,no more extreme nationalism. That should probably be the real reason to create the EU. But what do we have now? What is the situation in the European community, the European … Continue reading The European morale and ethics

A letter from Alfred de Zayas to the UN Secretary General

OPEN LETTER TO THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES AND TO THE HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS MICHELLE BACHELET from Alfred de Zayas,  23 February 2019 Dear Mr Secretary General of the United Nations, dear High Commissioner for Human Rights, As former UN Independent Expert on the Promotion of a Democratic and Equitable International Order (2012-2018) I would like to urge you to once … Continue reading A letter from Alfred de Zayas to the UN Secretary General

Weapons for the world

SIPRI has released a new Weapons Export report which shows us some interesting facts. Global arms trade: USA increases dominance; arms flows to the Middle East surge The volume of international transfers of major arms in 2014–18 was 7.8 per cent higher than in 2009–13 and 23 per cent higher than in 2004–2008, according to new data on arms transfers published today by the Stockholm International Peace … Continue reading Weapons for the world

Zimbra Server-An alternative to MS Exchange

Zimbra is an enterprise-class email, calendar and collaboration solution built for the cloud, both public and private. With a redesigned browser-based interface, Zimbra offers the most innovative messaging experience available today, connecting end users to the information and activity in their personal clouds. Zimbra’s Open Source Community Since the inception, Zimbra has been a community. All of our Zimbra Collaboration Open Source Edition software, documentation … Continue reading Zimbra Server-An alternative to MS Exchange

Venezuela,EU and the violation of international Law

Many people tend to forget the recent history, how “humanitarian” interventions ended up in a bloodbath,how the “restore of democracy” led up to chaos and suffering to millions of people. Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world.It is calculated that more than 300 billion barrels of oil are lying under the the ground and the sea floor of this country. It is … Continue reading Venezuela,EU and the violation of international Law

Atlas Air 767 Freighter crashes

An Atlas Air Boeing 767-300ER Freighter operating as online retailer Amazon’s Prime Air has crashed near Houston following a flight from Miami. The aircraft (MSN 25865) operating Atlas Air flight 3591 “crashed into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, shortly before 12:45pm [local time] today”, the US Federal Aviation Administration says in a statement. There were three crewmembers aboard the flight, according to the regulator. FAA … Continue reading Atlas Air 767 Freighter crashes

Airbus abandons A-380

Airbus said it will stop making its superjumbo A380 for lack of customers, abandoning the world’s biggest passenger jet and one of the aviation industry’s most ambitious and most troubled endeavors. Barely a decade after the double-deck, 500-plus-seat plane started carrying passengers, Airbus said on Thursday that key client Emirates is cutting back its orders, and as a result, “we have no substantial A380 backlog … Continue reading Airbus abandons A-380