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Colombia’s Past in Villa de Leyva

My bus descended into a valley, with fields full of vegetables.  We stop at an army check point.  The local males, especially, the young...

Just Who Robbed and Assaulted Me at Iguazu Falls?

No one warned me of the dangers lurking within the jungle around Iguazu Falls.  I was hungry and thirsty, desiring a much-needed break. We stopped to...
Zapatista Girl

Chiapas’s Rebellious Secrets

At first glance, the city of San Cristobal del las Cases is a peaceful colonial town in the Southern Mexican Mountains. The drug wars...

Chamula’s Mysterious church

Smoke, inside a Catholic church?  I’d never seen this before.  It rose from the hundreds of candles burning on tables or the floor, covered...

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