• Latin America

    Slowboat down the Amazon

    by  • May 3, 2013 • Latin America, Longer, Travel • 0 Comments

    On the Amazon river between Iquitos, Peru, and the tri-border with Colombia and Brazil

    Men shout as the huge boat lurches sideways into the riverbank. There is a roar as the engines are rammed into reverse and it shudders away again with a creak, creak, creak, snap. Half a tree is wedged into the railings on the upper deck, dangling pathetically above the chocolatey water. Eager bugs crawl...

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    Want to visit El Paraiso’s temple? First try Caral

    by  • February 15, 2013 • Featured, Latin America, Longer, Travel • 0 Comments

    Have you read about Peru’s latest archeological find at El Paraiso? The area north of Lima is stuffed with enormously significant historical sites – like Caral: ten times as old as Machu Picchu and astonishingly under-visited. A vast temple has been uncovered at the already very impressive El Paraiso, about 40km north of Lima, and it’s...

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    Whitewashing the opposition

    by  • November 25, 2011 • Latin America, Longer, Politics • 0 Comments

    Graffiti in Argentina

      WHEN David Cameron first saw the scrawls across the smooth-skinned, appropriately concerned face of his campaign billboards last year, he probably had a thought or two about graffiti. The oft-parodied and defaced billboards (remember ‘We can’t go on like this, with suspicious minds’?) were, for most Brits, about as contentious as mainstream election...

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