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The Handwriting is on the Wall

The Handwriting is on the Wall

From the vignette “Window on Walls”:

 

In Mexico: Give the president minimum wage, so he too can feel the rage. 

In Lima: We don’t want to survive. We want to live. 

In Havana: You can dance to anything. 

In Rio de Janeiro: He who is afraid of living is never born. 

 

—from Eduardo Galeano’s Walking Words (1993), translated by Mark Fried