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Social Protest In Latin America

Social Protest In Latin America

Part Of The Fabric Of Latin American Life Everywhere I go in Latin America I see social protest. Manifestaciones… huelgas… And I know that makes a lot of North Americans […]
Carnaval - South America's Annual Party

Carnaval – South America’s Annual Party

Five Interesting Carnaval Stories from Five Countries Getting Ready to Give It Up Did you know? The word “carnival” derives (most likely) from the latin words for “farewell to meat” […]
Montevideo:  Muy Tranquilo

Montevideo: Muy Tranquilo

When asked what one word they would use to describe their city, to a man — every taxi driver, waiter, hostess, concierge, and passerby — all used the same word: […]
Keep Calm and Eat Chivitos

Keep Calm and Eat Chivitos

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Anthony Bourdain said that every country has its own version of a sandwich: meat inside some sort of bread. In Mexico, it’s the taco, in the US […]
Montevideo Day 4

Montevideo Day 4

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – I awake again to a clear blue sky, a light breeze, and a city already exercising along the waterfront. It’s like dejá vu all over again! It’s […]
Montevideo Day 3

Montevideo Day 3

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – Today, a beautiful, hot Saturday (it got above 80* Fahrenheit) and I made my first visit to the heart of old Montevideo. La Ciudad Vieja, El Mercado […]
Montevideo Day 2

Montevideo Day 2

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – If you count my 42-hour, three-flight, cross-country and cross-equator trip as one long day, then this is Day 2. I was so proud of myself last night […]

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