October 1980 - Issue 092 - Taken for a ride - How transport leaves the poor behind

Issue editor Dexter Tiranti looks at the contradiction between public need and private greed when travelling from A to B.

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Transport - The Facts

Snail Fever

Snail Fever

Bilharzia, or 'snail fever' is one of the infamous diseases of the tropics, affecting roughly 250 million people from China and...

Prize-winning anniversary

Prize-winning anniversary

'No-one will ever buy a magazine on world poverty'. So said the sceptics when New Internationalist was launched - 10 years ago...

Taken for a Ride

Issue editor *Dexter Tiranti* looks at the contradiction between public need and private greed when travelling from A to B.

Breast is Best

Breast is Best

'At no time in history has such a rapid change in human behaviour been recorded as is the case with the recent decline in breast...

Chinese Puzzle

Chinese Puzzle

No-one here seems to know or care what it will be like to live in a society without brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles or cousins.

French Aggro

French Aggro

For more than 73 years the Melanesian people of the group of Pacific islands known as the New Hebrides lived under a shared and...

African Routes

Does Africa's transport future lie with the motor vehicle? *Maggie Black* argues for the combustion engine.

Bankrupt Development

Bankrupt Development

The Inter­national Monetary Fund, shy twin­brother of the World Bank and godfather to three generations of subservient Finance...

The Flash and Curse of Manila Traffic

A Filipino jeepney driver talks about his life to *Ruth Seitz*.

From Nothing to Nowhere - The Transamazonian Highway

One of Brazil's biggest development projects of the 1970s, *Sue Branford* examines the highway's progress.

Shipping Costs!

Shipping Costs!

*Ernest Ostro* looks at the world of maritime freight from the viewpoint of Third World exporters.

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