BELIZE, CENTRAL AMERICA, EL SALVADOR, GUATEMALA, HONDURAS, MEXICO, PANAMA, POLITICS, TRANSLATION

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 […]

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE, GUATEMALA, VIDEO

TIKAL, GUATEMALA (VIDEOS)

I spent a long day at the amazing Mayan archaeological site of Tikal in the northern Guatemalan department of El Peten.  In between lots of walking, climbing pyramids and taking photographs I shot a couple of short videos as well, the first from the main central square and the second from the central acropolis to […]

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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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GUATEMALA, PHOTOGRAPHY, SKETCH

MAYAN TIMES

Tracking in one of the little mini-vans that ply the very few routes that chicken buses don’t -or do- but supplement or complement them anyway, I headed further and deeper into the Guatemalan highlands to the Ixil Triangle – all the way to Chajul where the folk speak their traditional Mayan tongue, Ixil, and I had myself […]

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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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CENTRAL AMERICA, GUATEMALA, PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL

TWO MAM MEN

I love the small towns of Latin America and one of my favourites is Todos Santos Cuchumatán in the western highlands of Guatemala.  The surrounding mountain scenery is spectacular, the air crisp and fresh and the culture of the Mam people is well preserved in town.  Virtually all the native inhabitants of the village wear […]

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