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CRIME Better Avoid El Salvador!

EL SALVADOR IS A TINY COUNTRY, HER SIZE EQUALS ISRAEL OR THE GERMAN STATE HESSIA, AND IT’S SMALLER THAN DJIBOUTI OR NEW JERSEY! But the capital, SAN SALVADOR, holds a unique world record: Nowhere are so many people murdered – and the murderers are in 95 % of the cases not brought to trial! The … Weiterlesen »

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PEOPLE Lost & Found (No. 71)

They killed a lot of them, indeed! It was a horrendous genocide in the 15th century. But some Aztecs survived, went into hiding all over the country and are still a strong group, speaking their original language, celebrating their rich heritage and tending to their culture. Anthropologists estimate that there are still about 1,7 million … Weiterlesen »

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DRINK The Nice Advice … (No. 33)

Tequila is an honest drink because it’s crystal-clear. There is no room in the bottle for anything that doesn’t belong here. The worm? Well, it’s custom but fish it out and throw it away if you don’t like it! Ah, Tequila makes you so great! And even greater the more you drink. Do you know … Weiterlesen »

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MYSTERY A Conversation Piece … (No. 17)

Look at the photo and the drawing: There is no doubt that on various Maya temples an elephant is depicted. An Indian elephant with smaller ears. Not biologically exact but no wonder – nobode living in Mexico had ever seen such a creature! But how could they hew one in stone? They must have seen pictures of … Weiterlesen »

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PORCELAIN In Praise of … Cholula (No. 36)

Yes, they say that the porcelain from this otherwise unknown town in Mexico is thin-walled like no other and spectacularly decorated. Some expert say, that the Chinese brought the art of porcelain making in 1420 to Cholula and since then it had flourished. Just look at the wonderful plate in the British Museum in London, … Weiterlesen »

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