Author: Daniel Martínez García

Useful Relics

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In the Colombian village where I grew up, the most common way to tell the time was seeing Don Noé’s chiva going up and down the road. A short and colorful bus with a wooden body, it connected the local peasants with the town of Sonsón for more than thirty years…

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We must demystify Amazonia

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The image of the wild Amazon jungle full of snakes, monkeys and alligators, is more a Hollywood creation than anything to do with reality. Truth is, it is rare to see wildlife in the Amazon; and it’s not because animals are scarce in one of the most biodiverse places in the…

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Finding my Latin American Identity from Boston

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Boston is still a town that’s not quite a city. It is a place with an air of history, where the house usually two or three stories high, are practically piled on top of each other. Their slanted rooftops and smooth walls are a constant reminder that snow has to slip off in the winter. Some stone and cobbled streets, although crowded…

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