After the latest bus crash to occur within fifty miles of Lima, Peru, the world’s top bus crash hot spot, international advocacy groups finally mobilized. “We’d been reluctant to intervene in Lima’s bus crash spate, but now, we feel as if we have no choice,” one well-meaning American said. “I mean, buses crashing daily up until two days ago was one thing. But yesterday, well, that threw things over the edge. Somebody should go to Lima and build some trains. We don’t have the budget for that, but we can advocate.” Asked why Lima didn’t have trains, one Lima resident replied, “Americans forget that many of the things they think are unique about their country are actually characteristics shared across the New World. One of these characteristics would be a taste for plastic-y, pseudo-fancy running shoes. Another would be a lack of trains.”
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