CHILE, SOUTH AMERICA, TRANSLATION

LETTER FROM A PORTEÑA (TRANSLATION)

Chile is having a very difficult month.  At the start of the month there was the large earthquake affecting the north of the country and now the beautiful port city of Valparaiso, Chile’s bohemian cultural heart, is battling a fire that has left a death toll of 12, an estimated 2,500 destroyed homes and 11,000 […]

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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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CHILE, POETRY

SHORT ODE TO CHILE

Return to Chile Of my youth and diurnal dreams Empanadas and Pisco straight Elongated limb of extremes Patagonian towers of grey-spired mass to Lake Chungará  – exquisite mirror of snow-capped peaks Incomparable port of my love Valparaiso:  steep streets to heaven Where just to meander amongst ramshackle beauty Is a sure path to joy And […]

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