southern cone

From The Inside of Amboy Crater, Winter 2017

Mojave Trails National Monument, California Desert

anonymous asked:

Europe is already dead, there's no hope for it anymore. Honestly hoping for the smart Europeans to be intelligent to migrate to the Americas (Either Canada, the United States, or Latin American countries on the Southern Cone like Argentina and Uruguay) Europe is a lost case.

Europe is not a lost cause.

How much terrorism was directly generated by Britain’s promotion of the Zionist project in Palestine, or the American decisions to overthrow Mosadeq and to destabilize the Soviet client regime in Afghanistan? How many global hot spots are aftereffects of the World War I victors’ hubris in drawing imaginary lines through the territories of the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires?

How much bloodshed was foisted on the world by the U.S. government itself, when it supported Central American death squads, instigated bloody coups in places such as Indonesia, and promoted the universal triumph of military dictatorship in the Southern Cone of South America through Operation Condor?

The superpower dual hegemony during the Cold War may have “left little room for local conflicts to spread,” but superpower involvement in local proxy wars also made them extremely bloody. The deforested toxic-waste dump that persists in what was formerly South Vietnam should be enough to convince us of that. Instead of asking who will prevent aggression after Pax Americana, it would make more sense to ask who will deter America.

—  Kevin Carson

Not quite a full map, but rather a preview of the project I’m working on, sort of an atlas of the Where Hearts Were Entertaining June universe. This one is an inset map that shows the decline of colonialism in South America. It starts off with English Brazil breaking away as the United Kingdom of Brazil, and after a few decades continues first in the Southern Cone with Brazilian help, then in northern South America and Central America without Brazilian assistance. The presence or lack of Brazilian help in the independence of the various states of South and Central America is a major sticking point for years to come that divides the Spanish-speaking nations of the Americas.

Many thanks to Reagent on for help with the Portuguese and river names.

Yaghan people, 1883
The Yaghan, also called Yagán, Yámana, Yamana, or Tequenica, are the indigenous peoples of the Southern Cone, who are regarded as the southernmost peoples in the world. Their traditional territory includes the islands south of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego extending their presence into Cape Horn.

They were known as Fuegians by the English-speaking world, but the term is nowadays avoided as it can refer to any of the indigenous peoples of Tierra del Fuego. Some are reputed to still speak the Yaghan language, which is considered to be a language isolate; however, most speak Spanish. The Yaghan were traditionally nomads, who traveled by canoes between islands to collect food. The men hunted sea lions while the women dove to collect shellfish.