Lucho, the barber of Tulum

(translation by Raffaella Rossi) A black, flea-ridden dog is passing by, so skinny you can see its pointy bones poking through the shiny fur. A man, lanky and with mustaches, is telling Lucho and his customer about some miraculous aphrodisiacs products, seemingly able to boost male...

The amazing and iridescent kaleidoscope world

Let the colours, lines and shapes describe the amazing and iridescent kaleidoscope world. "A traveller without observation is a bird without wings" wrote Moslih Eddin Saadi, almost a thousand years ago. I deeply agree. Details speak directly to the heart and arouse deep emotions that are...

Food sovereignty in Thailand: light and shadow

ALTERRATIVE met Spanish, Mexican, and Rapa Nui farmers fighting for their land, Ecuadorians and Bolivians defending their water, Uruguayan and Indian activists preserving ancient local varieties of maize, millet and rise. What do all these people have in common? They are defending their food sovereignty,...

Green apartment buildings

It is Sunday morning, our last day in Cochabama, We prepare our backpacks and wait for Oscar to pick us up on the main street, at the corner with our Hostel. It is sunny and the traffic is slow on the streets downtown. A few...

Ode to the Andes

(thanks to Raffaella Rossi for the translation) The Andes, more than a geographical place are a sensorial journey, unforgettable for anybody who has ever travelled there, even for just a few days. Our first encounter is visual. The Copa Airlines flight that is taking us from...

Anibar and the fish on the roof

Anibar looks at us with peaceful but wide awake eyes. He is about forty years old and the founder of UrbaGrow, a small business of organic urban agriculture. We went to meet him in his office, a regular building in an urban area in the...

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