Archive for 'peru'

Is Slapping Your Child a Crime in Latin America?

Posted on 02. Aug, 2017 by .

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I slapped my son in public and earned the condemnation of a neighborhood Peruvian for being abusive. Could I have been charged for child abuse?

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A Shining City upon a Hill … in Lima

Posted on 12. Jul, 2017 by .

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Another glowing review of the American embassy in Lima, Peru, in which my newborn daughter obtained citizenship from the excellent state-department staff who have no criminal records.

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When Readers Attack! ‘Buñuelos a Real Treat’

Posted on 28. Jun, 2017 by .

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I kindly respond to a reader who argues that Colombian food is not awful, but in fact better than Peruvian food.

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Peruvian Customer Service, Documented

Posted on 21. Jun, 2017 by .

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The story of my quest to obtain a certificate of live birth for my daughter born in Lima, Peru is a case study in Peruvian customer service.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: Three Maidservants in Three Months

Posted on 01. May, 2017 by .

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After firing my first maidservant in January, our difficulty in finding a babysitter and domestic maidservant illustrates the changing economy in Peru.

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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 Floods Hammer Lima’s Elite

Posted on 25. Mar, 2017 by .

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Flooding and landslides in Peru have not only left 90 dead and 100,000 homeless in rural provinces, they have also disrupted life in central Lima.

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Case Study: Peru Hardware Chain’s (lack of) Quality Control

Posted on 08. Mar, 2017 by .

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A look at unbelievably shoddy quality in a simple clothes rack which caused grave injury to my maidservant which required 10 stitches.

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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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Aguardiente Sour: A Gastronomic Tip for a Culture with No Taste

Posted on 03. Mar, 2017 by .

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A recipe to make Aguardiente Sours using the standard Pisco Sour recipe with Colombian aguardiente instead of pisco.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: Five Varieties of Doritos

Posted on 02. Mar, 2017 by .

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Frito-Lay has introduced its fourth and fifth varieties of Doritos corn chips. Part of a series examining how “emerging” Peru’s economy is.

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My First Maidservant in Latin America

Posted on 23. Feb, 2017 by .

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The story of my first empleada, or maidservant, in Latin America. I was 100% completely satisfied, and I fired her after six months.

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