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My (Great) Grand-Père's World
Bertrand Hauger

My grandson — Worldcrunch's photo editor and once a chubby baby in my wife's arms — has just made me a great-grandfather for the fourth time. Bienvenue to the world, Félix!

The new dad's two older sisters, posing in this family portrait in the Austrian Tyrol, have already given me three adorable great-granddaughters.

While my partner-in-crime for this blog takes his paternity leave in Paris, why don't you take some time to go through some of the 750 slides I've shown you so far, from 60 years of travels across 80 countries?

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How South American Oceans Can Sway The U.S.-China Showdown

As global rivalries and over-fishing impact the seas around South America, countries there must find a common strategy to protect their maritime backyards.

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Juan Gabriel Tokatlian

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BUENOS AIRES — As the U.S.-China rivalry gathers pace, oceans matter more than ever. This is evident just looking at the declarations and initiatives enacted concerning the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Yet there is very little debate in South America on the Sino-American confrontation and its impact on seas around South America, specifically the South-Eastern Pacific (SEP) and South-Western Atlantic (SWA). These have long ceased to be empty spaces — and their importance to the world's superpowers can only grow.

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