Posts tagged "Guatemala"

El Camino: From Guatemala to the home of Davy Crockett

El Camino: From Guatemala to the home of Davy Crockett
Rosaura Lima, 40, played with her children in the parking lot of a budget hotel in Morristown, Tennessee, the boyhood home of Davy Crockett. She lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with her husband, Roman Martinez, 43, who traveled 250 miles to Morristown for a construction job. She was trying to keep the kids busy, as... Read more »

Remembering Facundo Cabral

Lovers of Latin American music are mourning the murder of Facundo Cabral, the Argentine folk and protest singer shot and killed in Guatemala Saturday. It’s not clear why he was gunned down and his concert promoter may have been the target, according to some news reports. Still it’s a terrible and ironic death for a... Read more »

Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa is the fifth Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Who else should win?

Mario Vargas Llosa courtesy Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa won the Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday. The Swedish Academy said he won “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat.” Vargas Llosa fuses art and politics. He unsuccessfully ran for president of Peru in... Read more »