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Paradise Uprooted

As the sun went down on Wednesday, December 9, I rested in a hammock. A cool breeze to calm the day’s heat. The verdor of trees and plants, sky turning pink and orange beyond. Tiny growls and yips of puppies sparring. A cool cup … Continue reading

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Solidaridad con El Tamarindo

An English language post on this subject will be available soon. La comunidad campesina de El Tamarindo, en la periferia de Barranquilla, enfrenta la amenaza de desalojo despiadado e ilegal por las autoridades locales en el día de mañana, lunes … Continue reading

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Angels in El Tamarindo

Today is Angel Gabriel’s birthday. Yesterday, our words shrouded by the uncertainty of whether his home would be destroyed today once again, he told me that his birthday always brings sorrow. Gabriel is a member of ASOTRACAMPO, the association of … Continue reading

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Incertidumbre en El Tamarindo

To read in English: Uncertainty for El Tamarindo Vimos los carros de la policía al llegar. Rodearon el Caterpillar, todo listo para la diligencia de desalojo de las humildes casas y campos sembrados del predio Natacha en El Tamarindo.

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Camino Inka, Day 3

Determined not to feel like a slow-poke all day, I got up extra early, gobbled up some breakfast, and was on the trail before the others had sat down to eat. A short ways up the trail I turned to … Continue reading

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Camino Inka (Days 1 and 2)

Day 1 Day 1 began early Monday morning, November 26, as we set out by bus for the Inca trail. There were sixteen paying “passengers” in our group (we were one of maybe ten groups to start that day, with … Continue reading

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Encountering Potosí

I wrote this newsletter a month ago following my participation with a Joining Hands delegation visit to Bolivia. It is posted here, and an archive of my official newsletters is available on my Mission Connections page. Pack Nothing. Bring only … Continue reading

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