River of Darkness
May 22, 2018
When Spanish ships first reached the Americas in 1492, they had no idea of the size of the lands on which they’d set foot, nor did they realise that they were twin continents in their own right. Columbus died believing he’d found an alternative route to the ‘Indies’, because although the early explorers new the […]
Category: Latin America, Book reviews | Tags: Ecuador, Brazil, Amazon river | 1 Response
What’s in it for Ecuador?
June 28, 2013
If Ecuador grants asylum to Edward Snowden, no doubt we’ll hear Rafael Correa being described once more as a ‘tinpot president’, ready to welcome dissidents to Ecuador’s ‘jungly bosom’. If instead Snowden ends up in Venezuela or Cuba, his would-be jailers will move even further onto their moral high ground.
Category: Latin America | Tags: Cuba, US intervention, Venezuela, Ecuador
Book Review: The Farm on the River of Emeralds and The Saddest Pleasure, both by Moritz Thomsen
May 1, 2011
The Farm on the River of Emeralds I was inspired to get this book after reading the sequel in which, having left the farm in Ecuador which is the subject here, he embarks on travels through Brazil and reflections both on Latin America and on why and how he was thrown off the farm by […]
Category: Latin America, Book reviews | Tags: Ecuador