"Our goal is to become a transit country for transport, power transmissions, gas pipelines and fiber optics," said Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan.
The following passages are excerpted from Eduardo Galeano's book "Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History."
David Kristjanson-Gural is associate professor of economics and senior fellow of the Social Justice College at Bucknell University. His writing appears in the LA Progressive, Commondreams.org, the Williamsport Guardian and the Daily Item. He is a member of the Spilling Ink Writers' Collective.