Monthly Archives: September 2013


The flowers outside the Chilean embassy in London today.  Each one represents one of those murdered by the fascist junta installed 40 years ago today. Very moving was the reading of the names of every one of the disappeared and … Continue reading

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Festival review: El Sueño Existe Well this review has saved me the job of writing a post on El Sueño Existe (The Dream Lives On). It captures very well the unique feel of the festival which, at 40 years after the imperio-fascist coup in … Continue reading

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Uncommon fruits

I’ve written before about achocha (scroll down to the bit about the beard and the achocha), a ‘lost crop of the Incas’, also called caigua.  I think ‘achocha’ maybe comes from the Aymara and ‘caigua’ from the Quechua.  At least … Continue reading

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