Posts Tagged: Argentina

Institute of Race Relations: ‘May we bring harmony’? Thatcher’s legacy on ‘race’

Comment: Finland lags behind most European countries when it comes to immigration, ethnic relations and  populism. One cannot avoid some of the parallels with Margaret Thatcher’s Britain of the 1980s and Finland today. One reason why her New Right policies still exist after a quarter a century since she was forced from office, is because

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The oddly unspoken topic of racism

“Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.” Pierre Berton (1920-2004) Many visitors have come and gone on Migrant Tales. Those that jump the MT ship the soonest are those who choose to justify a

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Exposición de Colonia Finlandesa, Argentina

Esta exposición sobre la Colonia Finlandesa, Argentina, fue expuesta en las ciudades finlandesas de Kitee, Helsinki, Peräseinäjoki, Mikkeli, Tampere y Turku entre 2007 y 2010. La colonización finlandesa nace en 1906, cuando Arthur Thesleff lleva un grupo de ciento y pico de finlandeses a colonizar las selvas de Misiones en el noreste argentino. Los inmigrantes

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New World Finn: Open the doors

Twenty-five years ago, when I worked briefly for the Buenos Aires Herald as a young reporter, I wrote a column about how Argentina’s past could come to haunt it in the future. The last military regime (1976-83) that ruled the country was one of the most ruthless that Latin America had seen during the last

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Migrant Tales Literary: El gaucho más corajudo de la Pampa durante la dictadura

Siempre me ha fascinado el oponente más débil.  Hay muchos ejemplos en la historia:  José Artigas, Esteban Echeverría, Sacco y Vanzetti,  Resistencia Rosa Blanca, Che Guevara, Antero Rokka, Mahatma Gandhi,  Nelson Mandela, Alvaro Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca,  y El gaucho más corajudo de la Pampa, entre muchos otros. Un buen ejemplo es el Maracanazo, cuando

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Migrant Tales Literary: Yearning never waits

I made one of the greatest discoveries of my life in 1998 at the Finnish Seamen’s Church of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Even if such pleasant interior landscapes no longer witness my silence and stance, they are now distant memories that have turned into spacious imaginary cities in the mind where each building has a tale to tell, whispering.

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