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Tenerife poised to connect Europe to Africa and the Americas

[Icono de un calendario] 29-03-2011

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In fourteen hundred and ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Sitting in a primary school classroom, that little rhyme meant nothing to me and yet today, I sit at my keyboard on the island that, as a result of that voyage became the stepping stone to an exciting New World.

Five centuries have passed since Tenerife was a frontier society where spices, gold, fine arts and slaves were being exchanged; where fortunes were being made and plundered and where Europe and the Americas collided. But now in the 21st Century Tenerife is poised to once more become the axis between Europe, Africa and the Americas, only this time the links won’t sail on the ocean blue, they’ll lie far below its surface.

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