Volume II, Issue 4
Aries: (March 21 – April 19) If your future could be magically transformed into a country and western song, hundreds of thousands of American Rednecks would spontaneously burst into tears and order cheap whiskey.
Taurus: (April 20 – May 20) After a night of wild partying, you’ll finally find a safe… full story HERE »
Sure, we hoped La Cuadra would be a success… but we must admit we were a bit taken aback when high powered Hollywood producers started expressing an interest in our story. But, some men are born to greatness while others have it thrust upon them. We will do our best to live up to our… full story HERE »
She arrived with a backpack full of dreams, a pair of comfortable shoes and a tidal wave of energy, an American volunteer like many others who wanted to make a change in the world and in our country, Guatemala. But this woman had no idea of the legacy she was on the verge of building…. full story HERE »
Sometimes it’s good to know an ex-safecracker and felon and even better if he is a friend. My ex-safecracker and felon friend is Earl. He looks like a cross between Charles Bronson, Clint Eastwood and Sam Elliot, but with mica blue eyes and the wrinkles of a Shar-Pei. His moniker is WUOF- wrinkled up… full story HERE »
My High School Friends have begun to suspect I haven’t told them the full story of my life.
“Why did you leave Sierra Leone?”
“Because there is a war.”
“Did you witness some of the fighting?”
“Everyone in the country did.”
“You mean you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?”
“Yes, all the time.”
I smile a little.
“You… full story HERE »
The long term ex-pats of San Pedro and the long term ex-Pats of Antigua look upon one another with a more or less equal sense of bewilderment. Those of us in Antigua can’t figure out how anyone could possibly want to live in a town that small, with that many fake hippies, and being surrounded… full story HERE »
Holy Leg Humpin’ Jesus, there’s just no pleasing some people! The staff of La Cuadra work our livers out for our readers’ edification, hoping also to bring some laughter to our ever darkening world. It’s a difficult balance to strike – whether we should enlighten or entertain – and sometimes we have to… full story HERE »
A few months back the progressive political organization, MoveOn, got fed a raft of well deserved shit for calling General David Petreaus, “General Betrayus” in a New York Times advertisement on the eve of his first round of Congressional Testimony – the one in which he called for “The Surge.” Which, by the way,… full story HERE »
There was a lot of ugly noise in the newspaper this morning, and it kept me awake even though the bus was hot and crowded. There was the usual amount of homicides, assaults, and traffic wrecks – but also threatening statistics on infant mortality and malnutrition. It was only bad and going to get worse…. full story HERE »
In the past, I’ve had some anger issues. Or as my close friends liked to call them, ‘sudden explosions of psychotic rage.’ Almost anything could set me off instantly, but I saved special fits of fury for people who were incompetent, arrogant or blatantly stupid. Often, a little misunderstanding could quickly get out of hand… full story HERE »