Eastern Guatemala

Travels in Eastern Guatemala

18th February 2004 Tony Phillips 0

Things started to move quickly after Ixil. I was traveling alone but sharing gas with various people on the way. The transport industry in Guatemala makes sense given the price of transportation and the needs of the people. A gallon […]

Rios Montt

Guatemala on the cusp

15th February 2004 Tony Phillips 0

The Guatemalan army is a force to be reckoned with, or, if you are smart, to be given a wide berth. It has fought a 36-year war of counter-insurgency preserving the US-backed right wing Republican Front of Guatemala (FRG) against […]

Chajul, Ixil, Guatemala

Burying the Dead, Ixil Guatemala

10th February 2004 Tony Phillips 0

Chajul is a remote indigenous town in the Ixil triangle, about 150Km. north of Antigua in Guatemala. Ixil is an area of east-west valleys surrounded by higher mountain peaks. It is home to the Ixil people, a group of related […]

Mercado Mexico

Mexico Neotribalism

20th January 2004 Tony Phillips 0

Mexico is rich and exotic, spicy and alive. The land, its fauna and flora is every bit as varied as it’s population of one hundred million. Active or recently active volcanoes are soon thickly forested with flowering trees or cacti, […]

Neo-Colonialism in Colonial Mexico

7th December 2003 Tony Phillips 0

The central highlands (or altiplano) form the backbone of Mexico. In southern Mexico the isthmus is very narrow; from its peaks one can sometimes see both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The further north one travels, the drier and wider […]

Teotihuacan Pyramid

Teotihuacán, Mexico

1st December 2003 Tony Phillips 0

As the lightning flashes around the house here in San Miguel de Allende, I count the seconds before the thunder strikes; it’s coming closer. Another downpour in the dry season? Up here at 3000 Meters the Mexican Antiplano is a […]

September 11th

11th September 2003 Tony Phillips 0

I spent the evening of September 11th. at La Peña in Berkeley California. September 11th. 1973 was the date of the US backed coup which general Pinochet’s troops killed Chile’s elected president Salvador Allende in the national parliament building. Many […]

(c) SF-Citizen

The Money Game

1st August 2003 Tony Phillips 1

So I sell the cruiser for $6,500 and then buy the Montero for $600 from the city tow auctions here in San Francisco. So I’m up nearly six grand right? Well no not really … Then … – back registration […]