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Latin America's Hindu Connection

Followed by a savage process of colonisation

Spanish Greed by Gaspard Sumeire

When the Tamils arrived in Central America, as in Australia and over South East Asia, they integrated and shared Vedic wisdom. This elevated the populations they came across and there are many traces of Hinduism remaining in the Americas.

They arrived via the Pacific and crossed over to what is now the Caribbean Sea, through the Isthmus of Panama (The Great Crossing). After coming out the other side, they docked in the safe harbour of Chetumal. It still bears the same name. Chetumal harbor is in Belize. Belize derives from Belisha (God Shiva).

Later, they left Chetumal, sailing up the coast to a place

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Farewell Fidel

Viva La Cuba

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz 1926 – 2016 led a daring revolution and protected his country from the mob.

In the week following the passing of Fidel Castro, much of the world’s media was filled with scornful opinions. Some deride him because he was a nonconformist, or because it’s reported that he has 14 children and was something of a womaniser. Others deride him because he kept his country from progressing, but all of these people are largely ignorant and self glorifying themselves in their own opinions.

In the era of the revolution, the USA was hard at work replacing democratically elected governments all over the world with tyrannical kiss-arse regimes that allowed US corporations to drain their

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Naked in Jamaika

Naked Beaches and Getting your kit off

Naked and proud. Interestingly, guys are too shy to pose naked.

Most Caribbean islanders are very religious and conservative, therefore public nudity is generally frowned upon or not allowed. As far as the law is concerned, clothing optional beaches are not legal but as tourism pays the bills, the authorities turn a blind eye.

Topless sunbathing is widely acceptable in Jamaica, but spots for full-on nude swimming and sunbathing are a little scarce. You can of course hire a boat or a boat owner to take you to some deserted beach. If you’re going to do this, it’s best not to go alone and of course you need drinking water, sunscreen reef shoes

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The Power of Love

Good Storytelling!

by Lisa Bloom

When I was young, yes I know I’m still young, but I’m talking about REALLY young, I worked on cruise ships.

I spent almost a year cruising the Caribbean as a photographer; shooting, printing (in the days before digital) and selling photographs of families, couples and fine young things out for a good time and the four ‘s’ words, sun, sea, shopping and sex, well let’s just say love!

The sun shines most days round the islands; they donned the latest beach fashion and strutted their stuff on the ship’s promenades, the pool and restaurants. They were beautiful, young men and women with sun-cream oiled skin basking in the glorious sunshine.

The sea is bluer

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Caribbean Carnivals

The worlds sexiest celebrations

By Tim Smith

Carnivals are truly meant for enjoyment and every famous Caribbean carnival has major components like steelpan, calypso, and playing mas that is masquerade. In, Trinidad, which is the capital City of Port-of-Spain, has historical background. Here, you will see all these elements are well organized. The organizers form a five day ritual pageant, every day of this carnival, you will get different flavour of enjoyment.

This Trinidad Carnival is always beginning with the King & Queen Contest. This contest is held on Friday night. The very famous ‘Panorama contest’ happens on the next day. On Sunday, they organize Dimanche Gras and on Monday, you will enjoy J’Ouvert. This carnival is end with ‘The

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Latin America

South of the US border

The people of Latin America all speak Spanish or Portuguese so it’s anyone’s guess why the region is called Latin America? The Latin language belongs to ancient Rome and is the root language for modern Italian as well as Spanish, Portuguese, English, German, and a few others.

But perhaps Latin refers more to the temperament of the people which is outgoing, passionate and hospitable. Religiously, the majority are Catholic and they pay their tributes to the Vatican. This religious bond does not signify the meaning of Latin either, because other Catholic countries like the Philippines is not referred to as a Latin country although a predominant influence in the past has been Spanish.

The native

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Health & Safety

Sharpen your senses and get streetwise

The millions of visitors to Mexico mostly have an enjoyable trouble free time, however as a poorer nation there is a lot of petty crime. It is generally recommended that you leave your valuables at home, dress down and go with the flow while taking sensible precautions to keep to the main tourist and business districts, and avoid walking out alone at night.

Current Situation Since 2006, the Mexican government has engaged in an extensive effort to combat the drug-trafficking organizations (DTOs) that ship drugs to The USA. Mexican DTOs, meanwhile, have been engaged in a vicious struggle with each other for control of trafficking routes. In order to try and get a handle

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Cancun

Hit the party scene, relax or explore the region

Cancun by Cailyn

Located on located on the Caribbean shore, on the north-east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula and north of the Riviera Maya, Cancún is the last place between Mexico and Cuba.

Cancún is a world-renowned tourist destination and a base to explore the Yucatán Peninsula. There are some ancient sites nearby and while the climate is near perfect all year, it is subject to hurricanes. The best time to visit is between December and April. It’s hottest there between May and September with high humidity all year round.

Cancún has many beautiful hotels along the beachfront and the hotel Zone is shaped like the number

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Baja California

The big back yard

By Jessica Lloyd

Surrounded by Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés (or Gulf of California), Baja California is a region with a diverse geography which includes deserts, mountains, pine forests, hundreds of miles of untouched beaches and a coastline ideal for all water sports with many towns and campsites. The peninsula is divided into two states; Baja California (north), and Baja California Sur (south).

In general, the seasons are clearly marked, fall is fresh, winter is cool, spring and summer are sunny and warm to semi-tropical. To travel in this region you must have a Mexican Tourist Card or travel permit.

For exciting, or laid back holidays, the resort areas of Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada,

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Acapulco

On the Pacific coast, Acapulco is one of the largest and most popular tourist resorts in the Mexico. Its stunning beaches, natural surroundings and a wonderful climate, has made this one of the most popular holiday resort in Mexico and Latin America.

Acapulco is set on a large bay backed by high-rises and the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. Made famous by the jet set in the 1950s and ’60s, it’s known for its high-energy nightlife, beaches and golf. From its iconic La Quebrada cliff, performers dive 40m into a small cove every day and night.

Acapulco, is 380 kilometres (240 mi) southwest from Mexico City. It’s located on a deep, semi-circular bay and it has served as a

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