Archive for 'latin america'

Expats > Regular Gringos

Posted on 02. Dec, 2017 by .

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My thoughts on why, in time, expats in Latin America may come to prefer the company of other expats in Latin America over non-expat gringos.

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My Head-Up-My-A$$ Anecdote

Posted on 15. Nov, 2017 by .

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The story on a bad joke I inadvertently made which highlights racial and socioeconomic divisions in Peru and greater Latin America.

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An Update on Sex Tour Operators in Latin America

Posted on 29. Oct, 2017 by .

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An update of three sex tourism operators in Latin America: David Strecker (Cuba Dave), Jay Harry Drivas (Colombia Jake) and Noah Goldberg (Medellin Paisa).

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Meanwhile in Bolivia …

Posted on 28. Oct, 2017 by .

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In Bolivia, President Evo Morales is trying to undo term limits so he can run for a fourth five-year term. Alternate title: “State of the Pink Tide Update.”

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Why Does Nicolas Maduro Get No Respect?

Posted on 31. Jul, 2017 by .

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An essay challenging the conventional wisdom that Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is inept, but rather a brilliant strategist and political operator.

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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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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’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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