CIUDAD MAS FEA DEL MUNDO, LA #2: $1, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, photocopied, 22 pgs.

The title translates to The Ugliest City in the World, which, according to the writer, is his hometown of Caracas in Venezuela. The writer seems to have his reasons, and his hate is real, almost matching my hate of San Diego, California. This is really short and sweet. The layout is super basic and punk. It’s very well written and in Spanish, which is an extra treat. Within are some travel stories that see our narrator trek through Chile and Argentina, a short (true) story, cool pictures, and some music reviews. All great stuff! I think the writer’s straight-forward style and his openness about his emotions—as they relate to what he feels punk should be as compared to the reality he faces in his travels—is what really won me over. Really hope I come across another issue. –Rene Navarro (Rafael Manrique, Apartado 69447, Altamira 1062, Caracas, Venezuela)