CENTRAL AMERICA SERIES

One photo from each of the seven countries of Central America.  Guatemala - Two Mayan women cross the square of Santiago Atitlan. Belize - Belizean girl on Caye Caulker. El Salvador - A street dog in the central square of Suchitoto Honduras - Three Honduran boys in front of the flags of Honduras, Guatemala and... Continue Reading →

HOME TO ROOST: BACK ON BOARD THE CHICKEN BUSES OF CENTRAL AMERICA

I spent late December and early January in Guatemala and Belize so of course that meant there was a fair bit of time spent on the legendary chicken buses. As always, it was one of the highlights of the trip and the buses are, in my opinion,  one of the best things about travel in  central... Continue Reading →

CONTRABAND HITS GUATEMALA (TRANSLATION)

It is well known that drugs, particularly cocaine, transit through Central American nations before reaching Mexican cartels and the lucrative US market.  This report, in todays edition of Mexican newspaper El Universal , shows that Central American nations are also the source and destination of smuggled goods, products which are otherwise legal.  The article investigates how... Continue Reading →

ODE TO THE LATIN AMERICAN STREET DOG

Sans shame, you copulate under shop awnings, in parks, down alleys then trot off for post-coital taco scraps on Mexico City corners Slumbering in sunny plazas you dream while fleas run amok across your fur and screw into your rabid flesh I saw you snarl White of your eyes and unknown intentions in the streets... Continue Reading →

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