Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12th is the Roman Catholic feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe). On this day, millions of faithful followers from all over the Americas (particularly in Mexico and the North American Southwest) celebrate the apparition of the Virgin Mary to the amerindian, Juan Diego, on the hill of Tepeyec in 1531. Continue reading

Mi Burrito Sabanero

Mi Burrito Sabanero (My Little Donkey from the Savannah) is a children’s Christmas song originally from Venezuela, but popular all over Latin America. I became (a little too) familiar with this catchy little jingle during my time in Peru, as it’s a staple at most chocolotadas (a Peruvian Christmas celebration for children). Continue reading

Crossing the Street

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Outside of Gamarra Marketplace. La Victoria; Lima, Peru.

One of the very first things to grab my attention upon arriving to Peru was the enormous divide between “the haves” and “have-nots.” While Latin America’s recent economic boom has caused the gap to narrow significantly, the region continues to be one of the most unequal in the world. Continue reading