The Guaqueros of Mompos

Guaquero – person who plunders graves or other archaeological sites As the waters of the Magdalena River continue to drop due to an alarming water shortage brought about by the ongoing effects of the climatic phenomenon known as El Niño, the widening banks around Mompos’s ports have provided an unexpected source of work for some of Read more about The Guaqueros of Mompos[…]

Rain Alone Cannot Solve our Water Crisis

We need rain say the people in Bogotá. We need rain say the people in Santander. We need rain say the people in Bolivar. We need water say the people in Mompos. El Nino is to blame. The outgoing Mayor is to blame. Everyone is responsible. But Mompos has no water save for the few Read more about Rain Alone Cannot Solve our Water Crisis[…]

The Lasting Effect of the Mompox Jazz Festival

A lot has been written about our most recent Mompox Jazz Festival held annually now over the first weekend in October. There have been pieces of journalism that are no more than barefaced and brazen adulations for the outgoing governor of Bolivar’s hand in this cultural spectacle. Additionally, I have read some quite routine criticisms Read more about The Lasting Effect of the Mompox Jazz Festival[…]

Casa San Rafael or Mompos House No.3

We finally managed a holiday this year, the first in 2015, and only five pitiful days in length. For obvious reasons our priorities have changed and time needs to be carefully organized and compartmentalized! But, what can I say, we also skipped off to Mompos for a few days to check in at the Casa Read more about Casa San Rafael or Mompos House No.3[…]

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