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‘The will of the people is the best law’

(Member of a group from Mexico City and Spain who visited the Saharawi refugee camps situated near Tindouf, Algeria,

in February of 2007. This piece was originally written in Spanish; it has been translated and edited by myself.)

It’s what it says on a tiny strip of paper found inside a Chinese cookie. It has a happy face at the beginning and one at the end. It’s a ‘fortune cookie’, though the phrase I read is more of an affirmation. Sometimes these cookies are somewhat paradoxical, and it happened that I came upon it just as I had finished eating lunch and reading some press releases having to do with the series of negotiations regarding Western Sahara being held in Manhasset, New York, between the POLISARIO front and Morocco...

Silvia Torres Zamora


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