Ending the End of the Pink Tide

Posted on 19. Aug, 2016 by .

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My attempt to moderate the neoliberals’ glee at the “receding pink tide” in Latin America, because growing opposition to free trade is a greater obstacle.

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Does Uruguay Suck?

Posted on 11. Aug, 2016 by .

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After a trip to Costa Rica fell through for unforeseen visa requirements for the Peruvian wife, I pose the question: does Montevideo, Uruguay suck?

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Buying Weed in Comas, Lima

Posted on 07. Aug, 2016 by .

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The story of a small adventure I had visiting a friend and burning one up in Comas, one of Lima’s poorest neighborhoods.

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When to Impose Your Gringo Values on Other Cultures?

Posted on 01. Aug, 2016 by .

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The story of an Expat Chronicles video irreversibly removed from YouTube for a violation in offending gringo values.

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A Look at Cockfighting in Colombia

Posted on 26. Jul, 2016 by .

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An expat on the Colombian coast explains the lure of a controversial spectator sport and Hispanic tradition, cockfighting.

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What I Saw Volunteering after the Ecuador Earthquake

Posted on 20. Jul, 2016 by .

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An Englishman based in Ecuador tells what he saw while volunteering after the devastating 2016 earthquake.

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Another Glowing Review of the US Embassy in Lima, Peru

Posted on 14. Jul, 2016 by .

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How to transfer citizenship to your foreign-born children and a primer on “moral turpitude” in a glowing review of the US embassy in Peru.

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An Extended Profile of Peru’s PPK

Posted on 05. Jun, 2016 by .

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Quick post with a link to my article on Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) for Caracas Chronicles.

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Nobody Pays the Last Month’s Rent

Posted on 03. Jun, 2016 by .

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The story of my first legal action in Latin America, a claim to recover the security deposit for an apartment in Lima, Peru.

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Peruvians’ Irrational Fear of Cold

Posted on 24. May, 2016 by .

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A look at Peruvians’ strange and quirky fear of the cold, especially cold drinks.

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