Archive for 'peru'

Inca Kola’s Purple-Cousin Fiasco Revisited

Posted on 06. Dec, 2016 by .

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Taking another look at La Moradita, the epic trainwreck soft-drink failure launched by Inca Kola in Peru. Maybe it started as a good idea?

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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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Lima Shantytown Tour in Villa El Salvador

Posted on 15. Nov, 2016 by .

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Review and pictures of a shantytown tour in the Villa El Salvador district of Lima, Peru.

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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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Buying Weed in Comas, Lima

Posted on 07. Aug, 2016 by .

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The story of a small adventure I had visiting a friend and burning one up in Comas, one of Lima’s poorest neighborhoods.

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Another Glowing Review of the US Embassy in Lima, Peru

Posted on 14. Jul, 2016 by .

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How to transfer citizenship to your foreign-born children and a primer on “moral turpitude” in a glowing review of the US embassy in Peru.

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An Extended Profile of Peru’s PPK

Posted on 05. Jun, 2016 by .

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Quick post with a link to my article on Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) for Caracas Chronicles.

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Nobody Pays the Last Month’s Rent

Posted on 03. Jun, 2016 by .

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The story of my first legal action in Latin America, a claim to recover the security deposit for an apartment in Lima, Peru.

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Peruvians’ Irrational Fear of Cold

Posted on 24. May, 2016 by .

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A look at Peruvians’ strange and quirky fear of the cold, especially cold drinks.

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Understanding Fujimorismo in Peru

Posted on 05. May, 2016 by .

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A look at the enduring popularity of Alberto Fujimori and how it has propelled Keiko Fujimori to Peru’s runoff for president in 2016 elections.

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