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shopon hossain
Apr 07, 2022
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In other cases, they are smaller cities that play secondary roles along cross-border routes. But, without a doubt, the most striking cases due to their sociological peculiarities are those cities –regularly two, one on each side– that are located on the same border or very close to it. They are the typical places of transactions, but they rarely incubate sustained savings and investments. They condense the contradictions of the regions that host them and constitute the «subordinate zones of sacrifice» of the cross-border relationship8. These pairs of cities have been called in various ways –“binational cities”9, “cross-border metropolises”10, “twin cities”11, “cross-border urban complexes”12, etc.– and there is considerable intellectual production around them. They constitute urban systems Whatsapp Mobile Number List levels of economic interpenetration, with intense flows of human mobility and mutual cultural consumption, which generates manifestations of hybridity that fascinate travellers. Those who inhabit these cities are more similar to each other than the inhabitants of the respective capitals are to each other, and they have common agendas that frequently disagree with national policies. When, after the 2014 Solomonic ruling in The Hague that divided the sea waters between Chile and Peru, groups of fervent nationalists from both sides marched to rescue and/or defend a piece of coastal land no bigger than two football fields claimed by Peru , the response of the mayors of Arica in Chile and Tacna in Peru, with the explicit support of local business and political sectors, was a declaration in which they affirmed that the passionate dispute was a matter that Lima and Santiago should resolve through diplomatic channels and that I had nothing to do
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