When Readers Attack! ‘Buñuelos a Real Treat’

Posted on 28. Jun, 2017 by .

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I kindly respond to a reader who argues that Colombian food is not awful, but in fact better than Peruvian food.

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Peruvian Customer Service, Documented

Posted on 21. Jun, 2017 by .

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The story of my quest to obtain a certificate of live birth for my daughter born in Lima, Peru is a case study in Peruvian customer service.

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The Time I Told Wife to be More Latin

Posted on 13. Jun, 2017 by .

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Explaining an old maxim from The Mick, “you have to play with them,” about embracing ambiguity and going with the flow. Very important in Latin America.

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Never Underestimate the ‘Feet Vote’

Posted on 21. May, 2017 by .

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Explaining the importance of the “feet vote” and how it manifests in Latin America and beyond. Different ways to view how actions speak louder than words.

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Venezuela: Syria, Cuba, Pinochet or ‘Negotiated Transition’?

Posted on 08. May, 2017 by .

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A look at Venezuela’s four possible endgame scenarios: Syria, Cuba, Pinochet or Negotiated Transition. Then, some politically incorrect thought experiments and my favorite articles from the latest action.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: Three Maidservants in Three Months

Posted on 01. May, 2017 by .

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After firing my first maidservant in January, our difficulty in finding a babysitter and domestic maidservant illustrates the changing economy in Peru.

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Hugo Chavez’s Political Genius from Beyond the Grave

Posted on 27. Apr, 2017 by .

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A look at how Hugo Chavez’s Petrocaribe program has helped shield Venezuela from regional action.

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Argentina Outlook for Expats in 2017

Posted on 15. Apr, 2017 by .

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Transcripts from two in-depth interviews from expats in Buenos Aires about life and inflation in Argentina under business-friendly President Mauricio Macri.

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Venezuela to the Rescue in Peru

Posted on 09. Apr, 2017 by .

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Venezuela sent Peru 70 tons of food to aid victims of the 2017 coastal El Niño climate event which has left hundreds of thousands of people homeless.

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Peru Floods Hammer Lima’s Elite

Posted on 25. Mar, 2017 by .

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Flooding and landslides in Peru have not only left 90 dead and 100,000 homeless in rural provinces, they have also disrupted life in central Lima.

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Case Study: Peru Hardware Chain’s (lack of) Quality Control

Posted on 08. Mar, 2017 by .

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A look at unbelievably shoddy quality in a simple clothes rack which caused grave injury to my maidservant which required 10 stitches.

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Peru’s President Embarrasses Venezuela Regime

Posted on 08. Mar, 2017 by .

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My latest piece on Caracas Chronicles explains why President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is leading the region in calling for regime change in Venezuela.

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