What does the Spanish-speaking world expect from Barack Obama?

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    President Barack Obama was reelected to a second term of office because during the past four years he has not had enough time to fulfill his responsibilities and promises. The American people are giving him the mandate to finish what he started. He is not the type of person to do things by halves.

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    President Barack Obama and wife Michelle hold hands with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill following Obama’s victory speech to supporters in Chicago early Wednesday, Nov. 7 2012. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Many hopes have been bestowed on him as the only President capable of carrying those hopes to fruition. Most of the country is going to rally behind him now and egg him on in his venture for true equality among the American people.

    A society of haves and have-nots cannot long endure in our time, unless we want a fractured country. And that is why Mr. Romney was not chosen as President. He embodies the old-time hard liner who cares not for the ills, divisions and inequalities that have been eroding the bedrock of American life where the very foundations of this nation have stood for years.

    Hispanics, policies and Barack Obama

    There are about 55 million Hispanics within the U.S. borders and over 400 million in the world at large, in 22 different countries that are waking up; countries that have a bright future and which, contrary to what is been said and believed, are not poor, but rich in resources, in human potential, in world strategic balances.

    Acknowledgment. The new Administration of President Barack Obama’s will have to own the fact that Hispanics are in here and out there, and that they can no longer be dismissed as cheap labor, quaint social realities, or stooges of Big Brother to the north. The sooner President Obama starts talking to all the Hispanic countries on an equal basis, the better.

    Foreign policy. Barack Obama  must understand that Hispanic countries are in North, Central and South America. The Administration should take advantage of the large amounts of Latinos in the U.S. in order to bridge gaps with those countries and establish relations, commercial and political, that will benefit all. The days of the United Fruit Company are gone and a new era must be established.

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    People pose with a picture of President Barack Obama during the Election Night Party 2012 following the U.S. Presidential Election, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

    Immigrants. Immigration must be taken by the horns once and for all. The law-enforcement whip cannot tackle the problem as we have it today. Something has been done wrong to have the immigration impasse the Administration has in its hands at the start of a new four-year mandate. President Barack Obama has the vision to understand the cruelty of the state of affairs, the cul-de-sac where the country finds itself on this issue. Certainly, the situation cannot continue like this much longer. Either Obama solves this problem or it will linger forever.

    Europe. Just as the United States realized at the end of the Second World War that it was in the best interest of the country to rebuild the shuttered economy of Europe, so it is today to help put the Old World on its feet again. At least try to help. America has roots in all European countries and has strong ties with them, well beyond culture, tradition, history, music, art… It would not be farfetched to say that Europeans made America, with immigrants. It is up to a black American President to give a helping hand because if the Old World collapses, the tsunami would reach the shores of America. Losing a political, commercial and cultural partner would leave the U.S. very vulnerable.

    The world. The President Barack Obama understands that no country is an island anymore. The U.S. must remain a strong power for the sake of the world, but not only with its armies, but with technology, education, trade… being the spearhead of the advances in all fields, not least of them freedom, respect, equanimity and justice.

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    President Barack Obama waves during an election night party, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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