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Should Toronto and Vancouver bury their traffic problems? - The Globe and Mail
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Sep. 18 2014,
tunnels  Toronto  transportation 
september 2014 by jerryking
Argentina Rediscovers Its African Roots -

There have been other attempts to examine Argentina’s African roots in Buenos Aires, including a now-closed maritime museum discussing the slave trade in the La Boca neighborhood. And during Argentina’s 2010 bicentennial, cultural institutions sought to mark the country’s diverse past. The National Historical Museum grouped paintings from the museum’s permanent collection of the five-decade-long Emancipation era. The exhibition center Casa Nacional del Bicentenario occasionally surveys African influences in Argentine music. Outside the capital, in San Antonio de Areco, there are exhibits on Argentina’s black gauchos, or cowboys, in the Museo Ricardo Güiraldes and Museo Las Lilas de Areco. Near Cordoba, the Museo de la Estancia Jesuítica de Alta Gracia, part of Unesco’s slave trail list, also contains exhibitions on the relationship among Jesuits, natives and African slaves.

But those attractions all look backward. As part of the shift toward embracing Afro-Argentine culture, the country is beginning to welcome contemporary African influence.
Argentina  travel  things_to_do  Diaspora  Africa  slavery  history  invisibility  tango  Buenos_Aires  African  tunnels  Afro-Latinos  exclusion 
september 2014 by jerryking
Early Failure to Detect Gaza Tunnel Network Triggers Recriminations in Israel - WSJ
By ASA FITCH in Gaza, RORY JONES in Jerusalem and ADAM ENTOUS in Tel Aviv CONNECT
Aug. 10, 2014
Gaza  tunnels  Israel  Hamas  IDF  security_&_intelligence 
august 2014 by jerryking - In Gaza, tunnel vision staves off starvation
Dec. 12. , 2008 G&M column by Patrick Martin looking at the political economy of Gaza's tunnels
Gaza  tunnels  Israel  Egypt 
january 2009 by jerryking

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