Archive for 'latin america'

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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Ear-Piercing Age in Gringo vs. Latin Culture

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by .

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A look at various comments from gringos and Latinos — as well as hybrids — about when is the appropriate age for girls to have their ears pierced.

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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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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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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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‘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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Reggaeton Roundup 2016

Posted on 30. Dec, 2016 by .

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A 2016 reggaeton playlist featuring Arcangel, Bad Bunny, Los de la Nazza, Alexio, Daddy Yankee, Ozuna, Lui-G 21 Plus, Nicky Jam, Crazy Design and Carlitos Wey.

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One is the New Two in Latin America

Posted on 20. Nov, 2016 by .

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Explaining the trend of shrinking family size in Latin America’s emerging middle class. One child is the new normal.

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The Expat-Immigrant Debate

Posted on 11. Nov, 2016 by .

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My opinion that the terminology difference between “expat” and “immigrant” is not racist, but economic.

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Spanish-Language Songs for Children

Posted on 29. Oct, 2016 by .

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A playlist of Spanish-language songs for children featuring Canciones de la Granja and classics like Pulgarcito and Don Pepito Verdulero.

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The Battle for Venezuela Begins

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by .

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Explaining how Venezuela’s political crisis is now a “warm war” with highlights from the first day.

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CDMX: Why Your Next Vacation Should be Mexico

Posted on 20. Oct, 2016 by .

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Over 300 pictures of Mexico City’s top tourist attractions including Zocalo, Teotihuacan, Basilica de Guadalupe, Coyoacan, Xochimilco, Chapultepec and more.

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