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Viva Che Fifty-Three Years Later

Like every other human born on this planet, Che Guevera began his life as a child. His bloodline was partially Irish and his last name was Lynch. His father laster stated that the blood of Irish rebels ran in his son’s veins. His youth devoted to education and according to Wikipedia the CIA considered the […]

Che Guevera RIP Years Later

40 years ago Che Guevara was surrounded by Bolivian Special Forces in a remote corner of the Andean nation.   “Do not shoot! I am Che Guevara and worth more to you alive than dead.” The CIA coordinator of his captors relayed the information to CIA headquarters at Langley, Virginia and was given the green light […]

World’s Worst Road

An article from Travelling Board ranked the most dangerous roads in the world. http://travellingboard.net/travel-guides/the-most-dangerous-roads-in-the-world/ The winner was the ‘Road of Death’ or North Yungas Road in in Bolivia. The winding mountain ‘highway’ covers about 70 km. through the Bolivian Andes from La Paz to Coroico. Heavily traveled the route reaps from 100-200 souls every year. […]

The Worst Road In The World

The North Yungas Road in Bolivia has been touted as the world’s most dangerous road. Paraguayan war prisoners cut the dirt track into jungle cliff in the 1930s. Over two-hundred motorists died on the road in 2006. According to Wikipedia the South Yungas Road connecting La Paz to Chulumani, 64 kilometres (40 mi) east of […]

Free The Coca Leaf

Several years ago I was invited to the Bolivian Consulate in New York. The gatherings were to promote the new president’s vision of Pan-Americanism and one of the main tenets was the legalization of coca leaves. I had chewed the aklaloid leaves in Peru to combat high-altitude sickness in the Andes and both my mistress […]