My First Maidservant in Latin America

Posted on 23. Feb, 2017 by .

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The story of my first empleada, or maidservant, in Latin America. I was 100% completely satisfied, and I fired her after six months.

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Will Trump Go for an Easy Win in Venezuela?

Posted on 18. Feb, 2017 by .

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An analysis of what President Donald Trump may have planned for socialist dictator President Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: $20 for Water

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 by .

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Short vignette on how I spent $20 on water during lunch in Lima, Peru on Valentine’s Day.

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What Does West Africa Have that South America Doesn’t?

Posted on 13. Feb, 2017 by .

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A look at the quiet, foreign intervention imposed by neighbors of Gambia to depose a president who refused to go.

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Lima vs. Bogota for Expats

Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 by .

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Subjective comparison of Lima vs. Bogota for expats based on criteria including cost of living, weather, food, safety and more.

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Corruption: NOT Business as Usual in Latin America

Posted on 06. Feb, 2017 by .

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A look at the major shift in attitudes toward public corruption in Latin America.

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Trump Train in Peru

Posted on 01. Feb, 2017 by .

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Highlights from a conversation I suffered with a Peruvian supporter of Donald Trump.

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The Power of Public Shame in Latin America

Posted on 30. Jan, 2017 by .

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An anecdote on how to treat that proverbial line-jumper in Peru or greater Latin America.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: Worthless Diapers

Posted on 26. Jan, 2017 by .

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Anecdote about my failure to sell brand-new diapers in an informal market in Lima illustrates rising buying power of middle-class Peru.

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Tripping on San Pedro in Peru

Posted on 20. Jan, 2017 by .

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Contributed story from a Gonzo journalist who takes the hallucinogenic drug, San Pedro, on a 19-hour bus ride in southern Peru.

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Why Arequipa if Awful for Children

Posted on 10. Jan, 2017 by .

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Arequipa in southern Peru is unaccommodating for children and offers few family-friendly activities.

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‘Economic War’ from Allende’s Chile to Chavista Venezuela

Posted on 05. Jan, 2017 by .

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Excerpts from Isabel Allende’s novel, “The House of the Spirits,” serve as an excellent look at what inspires socialists’ alleged “economic wars.”

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