Archive for 'latin america'

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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Have you no sense of decency, Dilma?

Posted on 02. Sep, 2016 by .

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My take on ousted President Dilma Rousseff’s inappropriate reaction to her impeachment by Brazil’s congress.

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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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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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