ARGENTINA, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CENTRAL AMERICA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, FOOD, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PERU, SOUTH AMERICA, TRAVEL, Uncategorized, VENEZUELA

LATIN AMERICAN FOOD: L-Z

Here’s the second instalment of my brief Latin American food guide – this time L-Z.  It has been a bit more challenging to come up with a food for every letter here and I allowed myself some liberty.  I’ve enjoyed compiling the guide, I hope you enjoy reading.  Lechón: It’s hard to beat roast pork, […]

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BELIZE, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, CENTRAL AMERICA, CHILE, COSTA RICA, CUBA, ECUADOR, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, NICARAGUA, PANAMA, PERU, PHOTOGRAPHY, POETRY, SOUTH AMERICA, VENEZUELA

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 […]

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BOLIVIA, PHOTOGRAPHY, SOUTH AMERICA, TRAVEL

BOLIVIAN SIMIAN SCENE

Wandering the streets of the small town of Rurrenabaque in Bolivia I spotted this scene.  I grabbed my camera to capture the juxtaposition; woman and monkey, back to back.  As the shutter clicked she sensed my presence and swiveled her head over her left shoulder.  I got the second shot and a few nice minutes […]

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BOLIVIA, TRAVEL

THE HUMBLE COCA LEAF

‘La hoja de coca no es droga’ – The coca leaf is not a drug.    Emblazoned on t-shirts in Bolivian markets.   As the poppy is to heroin, the grape to wine, or hops and barley to beer so is the correlation between the coca leaf and cocaine. This article will focus on this […]

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