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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FILM, PERU

LA TETA ASUSTADA (THE MILK OF SORROW)

Tonight I watched Peruvian film ‘La Teta Asustada’ which translates literally as ‘The Frightened Teat’.  The film is called ‘The Milk of Sorrow’ in English.  Here is my short review. Peru, as far as I am aware at least, is not a country that is known for cinema.  Machu Picchu, the Andes Mountains, Paddington Bear […]

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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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PERU, TRANSLATION

CUSCO ANTHEM (TRANSLATION)

Cusco in Peru, the ancient capital of the Incan Empire is another enchanting Latin American city.  The tiled version of ‘Himno al Cusco’, (Cusco Anthem) adorned with the city’s flag and coat of arms, is on display in the city centre for all to enjoy. As far as I can see there are no other […]

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