Chiapas Ritual: the chipotle saga
A disgraced linguist searches for ancient Mayan manuscripts in the jungles of Chiapas, Mexico, where he clashes with a pharmaceutical giant hunting traditional herbal cures. More
Chiapas Ritual is the adventure of Professor Chip Oatlay, a renowned linguistics scholar in the field of modern Mayan dialects. He finds himself shamed, discredited, and trapped into an enforced sabbatical from a prestigious Oklahoma language institute, only to be caught up in the aftermath of a violent indigenous Zapatista uprising in the jungles of Chiapas, Mexico. Engulfed by turbulent events and a deadly clash with a pharmaceutical giant, he desperately seeks personal and professional redemption. Transformed into Don Chipotle, he plunges into a quagmire of revolution, ancient bloodletting rituals, paramilitary massacres, hostage taking and kidnappings, biopirating of traditional cures, misdirected love, and chili-hot seduction.
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