From Communism to Art: Che-P in Bogota // De comunista a artisano: Che-P en Bogota

"Che-P", presumably a nickname inspired by Che Guevara, sells artisan jewelry on a street corner a block from the Plaza de Bolivar in Bogota. Here in the shadow of the federal government buildings, he tells me about his childhood on the streets. "I never read a book until I was 13 years old," he says, "and … Continue reading From Communism to Art: Che-P in Bogota // De comunista a artisano: Che-P en Bogota

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“Faces of Colombia” “I was mother and father to my kids” // “Yo fui padre y madre para mis hijos”

Author's note: Elisa is a very special person in my house here in Colombia. She and my host mom have known each other for 20 years, sharing a friendship in addition to an employer-housekeeper relationship. She is a positive and patient presence in our house, teaching me her delicious cooking techniques and telling stories about … Continue reading “Faces of Colombia” “I was mother and father to my kids” // “Yo fui padre y madre para mis hijos”