First Person

Isabel Camus worked for Chile’s nationalized copper company and was a close aide of Salvador Allende. In the days leading up to the coup in 1973, Isabel travelled to Europe to try to counteract a big legal operation mounted by the Americans to stop governments buying Chilean copper. This journey...
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Amaranta Wright was hired by Levi's to travel through Latin America, befriending teenagers and reporting their ideas, hopes and aspirations. As time passed, the more sinister and divisive aspects of what she was being asked to do became apparent...
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'Justify the meaningfulness of the football suffering fan if you like, while I bask in the glory of FC Barcelona magic'. Kings of the football world today, the great Barca has also had its share of suffering, on and off the pitch. Jimmy Burns tells the story of a club that well deserves...
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Human shield in Colombia at 65? A daughter leaves London to find her mother who has decided to be an ‘unarmed bodyguard’ in the Colombian jungle.
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If you’ve never heard of Luis Miguel, you’ve been living an empty life. In Latin America the Mexican crooner is bigger than Jesus. Reinventing the meaning of heart-throb, by the age of fifteen he was making Julio Yglesias tremble in his white slacks. An English girl testifies to his appeal…
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Today I took the Medellin Metro. Not so much as a crumpled chewing gum wrapper, let alone graffiti, and everyone is so polite. I’m not talking about normal politeness, but the kind of Wimbledon-ball-boy-talking-to Princess Michael smile, hands-behind-back politeness. People use the formal “usted”...
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As whale watching season in Patagonia nears, Sorrel Moseley-Williams, who witnessed the amazing scene last year, describes what any visitor can expect from this once-in-a-lifetime spectacle.
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Hannah Bewley delights in the efforts and charms of an unknown coastal eco-village off the beaten track in Ecuador.
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Amaranta Wright explores the unspoilt joys of Panama, from the friendly faces and swing of the capital to the stunning archipelagos of the Caribbean.
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Diary of a mysterious blonde in Venezuela
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Sweaty grabbing men, cheesy electric guitar music, trance-enducing drumming and plenty of piss: how our girl in Salvador de Bahia got lost in the frenzy that was Brazilian Carnival 2010 and managed to come out to tell the tale.
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Semuc Champey is one of Guatemala's most beautiful natural monuments: a natural 300 metre limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabón River, and a series of the most incredible turquoise natural pools. It is, according to Candela visitor, one of the most stunning secrets of Central...
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London's most celebrated Latin American chef and owner of one of London's finest Latin American restaurants describes his passion for the cuisine of his homeland, Colombia. Can we sense a touch of nostalgia, Esnayder?
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