Archive for 'peru'

Ending the End of the Pink Tide

Posted on 19. Aug, 2016 by .


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 .


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 .


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 .


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 .


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 .


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 .


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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Bullfighting: Art, Culture, Drama, Death

Posted on 12. Dec, 2015 by .


The case for why Spanish-style bullfighting is art, culture, drama, death and all that. Extracts from Ernest Hemingway’s “Death in the Afternoon.”

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