Messi overtakes Maradona to become third-highest goal scorer for Argentina

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick in Argentina’s 4-0 victory over Guatemala to take his goal record to 35 and surpass the legend Diego Maradona’s international tally. The Barcelona forward appeared as a substitute in the recent world cup qualifiers against Colombia and Ecuador. Messi opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a left-footed shot…

Ecuador: The home of the world’s best chocolate?

In Esmeraldas, the lush province on Ecuador’s northern border with Colombia, farmers are proud to say they produce “black gold.” But they are not talking about oil (Ecuador’s main export), but instead cocoa beans. The smooth, bitter-tasting paste extracted from cocoa beans is the key ingredient in chocolate and is one of this country’s claims…

All about Alfajores

When travelling around Latin America, especially in Argentina, you will find alfajores everywhere and in many different types and recipes to try. But where did these popular sweet treats originate from? Alfajores made their first appearance in Spain during the Moorish occupation, the Al-Andalus time period between 711 and 1496. In the Medina Sedonia region…