Uruguay – Colonia del Sacramento

Google translation of the introduction: Uruguay – Colonia del Sacramento
25. April 2018
During my one-year stay in South America in the 1960s, I had heard almost nothing of the small town of Colonia del Sacramento; the historic old town had not yet been restored and did not seem to be so interesting. I was in Montevideo more often at the time because I had a friend there who I visited regularly. However, I always took a “normal” ship from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in three hours and climbed directly at the port into the interurban bus, which took me to Montevideo in about two hours. The trip used to be cheap, so I could do it so often. I was in Uruguay again 14 years ago with my daughter, but we were only in Montevideo and on the beaches of the east to Punta del Este. I have not yet visited the pretty small town of Colonia del Sacramento, just opposite Buenos Aires on the other side of the infinitely wide Rio de la Plata. I wanted to do that with my husband during this trip.

Colonia del Sacramento, a small town on the Rio de la Plata, is the oldest city in Uruguay. The former port city was built in 1680 by Portuguese troops for strategic reasons. During the colonial period, the small town was constantly contested and changed its commanders fifteen times within 150 years: it was alternately under Portuguese, then again under Spanish, and for a short time even under British rule, until Uruguay gained independence in 1825 and Colonia del Sacramento officially became in 1828 was handed over to the new state.

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Während meines einjährigen Aufenthaltes in Südamerika in den 60er Jahren hatte ich fast nichts von der kleinen Stadt Colonia del Sacramento gehört; die historische Altstadt war noch nicht restauriert und schien nicht so interessant zu sein. Ich war zwar damals öfter in Montevideo, weil ich dort eine Freundin hatte, die ich regelmäßig besuchte. Ich fuhr jedoch immer mit einem “normalen” Schiff von Buenos Aires in drei Stunden nach Colonia del Sacramento und stieg unmittelbar am Hafen in den Überlandbus, der mich in rund zwei Stunden nach Montevideo brachte. Früher war die Fahrt spottbillig, deshalb konnte ich sie so oft machen. Vor 14 Jahren war ich noch einmal mit meiner Tochter in Uruguay, aber wir waren nur in Montevideo und an den Stränden des Ostens bis Punta del Este. Die hübsche Kleinstadt Colonia del Sacramento, genau gegenüber von Buenos Aires auf der anderen Seite des hier unendlich breiten Rio de la…

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Fauci Calls CPAC Cheering of Low Vaccination Numbers “Horrifying” – Mother Jones (Me: GOP has a death wish for America and democracy!)

On Sunday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top federal official leading the pandemic response, called the anti-vaccine politics on display “horrifying.” Fauci was reacting to a talk in which anti-vaxxer Alex Berenson was roundly cheered by a CPAC audience for saying the US government had failed to “sucker” 90 percent of Americans into getting vaccinated.

“It’s horrifying, I mean, the cheering about someone saying that it’s a good thing for people to not try and save their lives,” Fauci told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “If you just unpack that for a second… it’s almost frightening to say ‘Guess what? We don’t want you to do something to save your life! Yay!’ I just don’t get that and I don’t think anybody who is thinking clearly can get that.”

Source: Fauci Calls CPAC Cheering of Low Vaccination Numbers “Horrifying” – Mother Jones

Una noche lluviosa, mientras dormía…

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Una noche lluviosa, mientras dormía, me interné en las rutas de mi biografía. Caminé entre los escombros de mi historia, al lado de tablas apolilladas y carcomidas, cristales rotos, objetos enmohecidos, herrajes dispersos y cubiertos de herrumbre, muros derruidos y salitrosos. Miré, asombrado, que el tiempo es un caminante inagotable y que rasguña a la gente y las cosas que encuentra durante su paso. Acampé en las ruinas de mi ayer, entre una estación y otra, inconforme con los fragmentos dispersos aquí y allá, inquietud que me motivó a andar hacia adelante y a los lados y descubrir, también, los palacios, las fortalezas, los puentes y las murallas que construí. Estaba en medio de mis debilidades y de mis fortalezas, entre la cordura y la demencia, la abundancia y la pobreza, lo bajo y lo grande que fui hasta…

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« Vous ne comprenez pas pourquoi nous voulons protéger notre forêt? Demandez-moi, je vous répondrai ! »

Barbara Crane Navarro

Homme Yanomami faisant une pointe de flèche dans son hamac, Amazonas, Venezuela – photo : Barbara Brändli

«Vous ne comprenez pas pourquoi nous voulons protéger notre forêt? Demandez-moi, je vous répondrai! Nos ancêtres ont été créés avec elle au début des temps. Depuis, notre peuple a mangé son gibier et ses fruits. Nous voulons que nos enfants grandissent ici en riant. Dans le passé, beaucoup de nos gens ont péri des suites de vos épidémies. Aujourd’hui, je refuse de laisser mourir leurs enfants et petits-enfants à cause de la fumée d’or! Chassez les mineurs d’or de notre maison! Ce sont des êtres nuisibles dont la pensée est sombre. Ce sont des mangeurs de métal couverts de fumée mortelle d’épidémie de xawara. »

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30% de ce qui est maintenant reconnu comme des terres autochtones ancestrales sont en danger d’être «légalement» ouvert à l’exploitation aurifère…

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EU: Finally After Decades of Asking, The EU Consumer May Now Be Given More Detailed Information On Their Food Products – Production; Transportation; Slaughter Method Etc. — World Animals Voice

Barbara Crane Navarro

Cattle graze with a burnt area in the background after a fire in the Amazon rainforest near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil, on August 25, 2019 – Brazil on Sunday deployed two C-130 Hercules aircraft to douse fires devouring parts of the Amazon rainforest, as hundreds of new blazes were ignited and a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens a huge trade deal. (Photo by Joao Laet / AFP)JOAO LAET/AFP/Getty Images

WAV Comment: For decades, we (in past forms), along with other massive numbers of animal welfare groups across Europe, have been calling for this. Are we now going to see the EU Commission finally wake up and listen to what people have been asking for years ? One EU wide labelling system is drastically[…]

EU: Finally After Decades of Asking, The EU Consumer May Now Be Given More Detailed Information On Their Food Products –…

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