Archive for 'latin america'

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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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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Why Venezuela is More Like Syria than Cuba

Posted on 16. May, 2016 by .

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Explaining why I think Venezuela will see a dictator in its transition whether it be toward a market economy or further state control.

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Sex Tourism, Free Speech and Cuba Dave in a Costa Rica Prison

Posted on 24. Nov, 2015 by .

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Whoremonger David Strecker, a.k.a. “Cuba Dave,” is locked up in Costa Rica for promoting sex tourism. Strecker’s case raises questions of free speech in Latin America.

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What is Venezuela’s Exit Strategy?

Posted on 22. Sep, 2015 by .

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A look at history which implies a right-wing autocrat is more likely to restore Venezuela to a market economy than a democratically elected leader.

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A Gringo’s Intro to Reggaeton Playlist

Posted on 20. Jun, 2015 by .

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SUMMARY: A reggaeton playlist to introduce gringos to the genre. Songs by Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, J Alvarez, Farruko, Wisin y Yandel, Cosculluela, Calle 13, and more.

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Mad Outta Me Head Published

Posted on 07. Jan, 2015 by .

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Announcing the publication of Mad Outta Me Head: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia.

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Documenting the Nicaragua Canal Route

Posted on 13. Oct, 2014 by .

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A look at the proposed Nicaragua Canal, and an opportunity to support an effort to document with photos and testimony the planned path of the canal.

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Rock en Español Playlist: Yea or Nay?

Posted on 05. Aug, 2014 by .

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A playlist of rock en español hits, old and new, good and bad.

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The Second MIA Incident

Posted on 29. Jul, 2014 by .

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Telling the story of my second MIA incident, when I was selected (again) for extra screening for contraband.

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