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Using the All-American Canal for another nation's benefit

Publié par Clifford Armion le 27/11/2012

Tony Perry

CALEXICO, Calif. — What's in a name? When it comes to the All-American Canal, apparently everything.
Built in the 1930s, the 80-mile-long canal brings water from the Colorado River to the farmland of the Imperial Valley, transforming a rocky desert in California's southeast corner into one of the world's most bountiful agricultural regions. It replaced a canal in Mexico that once ferried water west and supplied farmers on both sides of the border.
By building a new canal entirely in the U.S., Imperial Valley farmers and landowners, and the politicians who supported them, were asserting independence from their southern neighbor and, indirectly, claiming dominance over the river.
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"Using the All-American Canal for another nation's benefit", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2012. Consulté le 21/01/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/using-the-all-american-canal-for-another-nation-s-benefit