Here is a dispatch I put together from Honduras last year, in the violence-plagued city of San Pedro Sula. A few things have changed since I drafted it – such as the arrest of El Chapo Guzman in Mexico and the election of Juan Orlando Hernandez as president in November – but with the waves … More Who’s running Honduras?
Guatemala City, Guatemala…taken a few days after I concluded my research project in Honduras. If you have a stopover in this exciting and cultural capital, with time for just one thing, be sure to visit a convenience store and pick up some “Gallo” beer. Between that and taking a walk through the markets, Guatemala City … More Taxi ride through Guatemala City
I would like to invite everyone to read Faction, a short story I published through the Voice of Kurdistan about the Syrian Civil War. Prior to putting this together it had been a while since my last effort at fiction, but I felt compelled to act over the Summer when my desire to actually visit Syria … More Faction: my mystical journey into Syria
Last week I was invited for an interview on (un) Common Sense, an Australian radio/podcast show based out of Perth. Consider giving it a listen as I detail some of my most interesting (and disturbing) experiences in Honduras and Central America. The link can be found here, although a shortcut directly to the broadcast can … More Australian radio interview
After my research in Honduras last month I went up to Guatemala for a few days. Here is some of what I saw: Cathedral near the National Congress…with a lot of people out enjoying their Sunday and church. A more close-up view of the action. A bus rumbles past…about a hundred yards down the street … More Mi visita a la ciudad de Guatemala
I visited TJ back in March for a few days and I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. My friends who live there, though, corroborate this story. They tell me that things have gotten worse since I called the city my home in 2011. More than 250 people have been killed in Tijuana so … More 2013 brings a spike in Tijuana violence
On June 6th, a rally for the National Party — the ruling party in Honduras — came to San Pedro Sula. I attended this event while I was conducting research throughout the city. This is a video that I made: It’s only two minutes, but exciting…the National Party’s candidate for President in the upcoming elections, … More A front row seat to Honduran politics