First Person

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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Located in western Honduras only an hour from the border with Guatemala, Copán was an ancient Mayan city that dominated trade and commerce in the area. It holds great importance in Mayan history due to its geographical position, located at the southernmost tip of the ancient Mayan Empire and the...
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The Carnival in Granada occurs once a year and each year people from all over the country flock to the city to celebrate. One of the biggest events in the Nicaraguan calendar, Candela decided to hop on a float.
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Sixteen years after translating Che's 'Motorcycle Diaries', made famous in the Hollywood movie with Gaél García Bernál, Ana Wright goes on the hunt for Che in Bolivia as she seeks inspiration whilst translating a new book on the world's most famous revolutionary.
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