Río de lágrimas: instantáneas al filo de la guerra


¡No te sorprendas si te llegas a una aldea remota y resulta que los niños saben más matemáticas que tú!

Clase de lengua.

En este mundo selvático viven muchos apátridas. Otras minorías étnicas de Birmania se enfrentan a presiones similares, pero lo cierto es que, tras décadas de dura lucha, dichas minorías han sido incapaces de forjar un frente común sólido y unido.

Las minorías tienen una libertad de movimientos limitada. Es difícil decidir si la selva es sinónimo de cárcel, de libertad... o de ambas. Si estar preso significa no tener libertad, y la libertad significa ausencia de cautividad, ambas circunstancias resultan en idéntica medida ser un estado mental y un estado físico.

La chincheta amarilla de la izquierda marca el interior de Birmania, en la zona del campo de desplazados Karen que visitamos.

El trazo amarillo separa la frontera entre Tailandia y de Birmania (Tailandia queda a la derecha). La chincheta de la derecha marca la ubicación de Jungle Twins, que ya describí en otro Despacho reciente.


# Gary Lingner 2011-02-18 18:26
Easy for me to translate most languages into English, using the Google translator.
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# Karen 2011-02-18 20:11
Despite the fact that I live in San Diego, I'm not at all fluent in Spanish, but got quite a bit of the gist of your article, I think (didn't think to use the Google translator like Gary did). Anyway, I really enjoyed looking at the photos and reading what I could, as I sponsor a little girl through Compassion, Intl. who is from the Karen tribe and lives in the mountains of northern Thailand. She is 10 yrs. old now (have sponsored her since she was 4 and we have the same birthday)and she has sent me photos of her and her grandparents in their home, which looks much like some of the buildings in your photos. Her parents harvest rice. She is in school and seems to be a happy girl. She sends pictures she has colored and they always include the sun, rainbows, flowers, birds, trees, rivers, and mountains. They give me a little feel for the area where she lives. Probably too much detail, but thanks again, Michael!
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# Bob T 2011-02-18 20:35
My wife and I support a couple of kids through Compassion International (CI). I've been supporting kids through CI since the early 1980's. I always liked the fact that of all such organizations, the amount of money you send them sees the highest percentage going to directly benefit the kids, with a small percentage going to overhead. Good outfit.
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# PALOMA 2011-02-24 11:49
Hay veces que me río a carcajadas cuando leo textos que han sido traducidos de forma instantánea, como es el caso de Google. No me parece una buena idea, a no ser en caso de extrema necesidad, ya que pierdes mucho del texto original y tiene muchísimos errores de traducción.
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# jobGuest 2013-03-04 22:29
i like working in Afganistan, i am nurse.
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