My great-grandfather, Simeon Leland, was an economist and an amateur photographer. He made some kind of official trip to Latin America in 1950, and he and I have been to some of […]
Well, Hurricane Dean hit the Yucatan, went across the gulf, and has now hit central Mexico, passing within 95 miles of Mexico City. Thus it has been raining here all day, […]
Teotihuacán, much of it was constructed between 100 and 650 AD, thus predating the more famous civilizations that the Spanish encountered. Teotihuacán, in fact, was a ruin when the Mexica […]
In the “preserved” colonial city of Taxco. (“Preserved” in quotations because it has grown, but government enforcement requires any new building to be constructed in style of the older structures […]
At the beach north of Veracruz. And at the ruins of Cempoala, The buildings here are relatively modest, but 500 years ago, they were apparently covered in plaster, and one […]
San Juan de Ulúa in Veracruz, where the base level is made of coral. Sometimes bits of wall have worn away, and the coral can be seen underneath. Other times it […]
Not just available – it’s the featured costume. Near Plaza Insurgentes.
Mariposa papalote at the Castillo de Chapultepec.
A blurry picture of a “Nuts 5 Nuts” stand on the streets of Santiago. Chile is widely considered to be one of the most “Americanized” countries in Latin America, and […]
Sunset in Valparaíso.