Month: February 2011

Do Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana even exist?

“You know, it’s funny,” I remarked to my friend Leonardo. “I’ve met people from all over the rest of South America, but I’ve never met anyone from Guyana, Suriname or French Guiana. “Maybe they don’t travel outside their countries.” Leonardo looked at me and smiled. “That’s because those countries are not in South America,” he […]


Catch the pigeon

The police officer looked apologetic. “It’s no longer here,” she said quietly. The room was suddenly very still. “The pigeon,” she repeated, raising a sorrowful smile. “We don’t have it any more.” She was referring to a young homing pigeon, used by enterprising criminals trying to smuggle 40g of marijuana (and five grams of cocaine) […]