Archive for July, 2012

Classism: The Spanish Legacy in Latin America

Posted on 24. Jul, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: Describing classism, status, and the importance of (perceived) social class in Latin America.

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Rock al Parque FAIL

Posted on 20. Jul, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: An amusing failure to attend Latin America’s biggest music festival, Rock al Parque in Bogota.

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Colombia’s Economy: From the Margin to the Spotlight

Posted on 17. Jul, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: A bullish look at Colombia’s economy, in the context of Canadian Scotiabank’s purchase of Colpatria.

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Marching Powder: A Gringo Mule in Bolivian Prison

Posted on 14. Jul, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: Review of Marching Powder by Rusty Young, a look at San Pedro prison in La Paz, Bolivia.

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Henry Miller’s Expat Exploits in Tropic of Cancer

Posted on 09. Jul, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: Review of Tropic of Cancer, the signature novel by fellow degenerate expat and ugly American: Henry Miller.

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The Latin American Bathroom Orientation

Posted on 04. Jul, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: Explaining bathroom norms of Latin America, specifically what to do with dirty toilet paper and how to the get the shower hot.

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Contributed Story: Mugged in Medellin

Posted on 02. Jul, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: Dave from Medellin Living tells his story of being mugged at gunpoint in Medellin, Colombia.

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