Archive for 'peru'

Will Venezuelans Harm Peru’s Award-Winning Food?

Posted on 15. Dec, 2017 by .

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Speculating on the possibility of a backlash in public opinion against the huge influx of Venezuelan refugee-migrants in Lima, Peru.

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Peru’s Epic Road to the 2018 World Cup

Posted on 16. Nov, 2017 by .

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A roundup of notable developments from the last two years’ lead up to Peru’s national soccer team qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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My Head-Up-My-A$$ Anecdote

Posted on 15. Nov, 2017 by .

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The story on a bad joke I inadvertently made which highlights racial and socioeconomic divisions in Peru and greater Latin America.

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Peru’s Evil Jealous Psycho Witches

Posted on 12. Nov, 2017 by .

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Why would the evil jealous psycho witches in my Lima neighborhood make up stories to sabotage my marriage?

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A Bit of Fascism, a Bit of Modernism in Peru

Posted on 20. Oct, 2017 by .

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Discussing the impact on my life of two recent developments in Peru: the 10-year census and the legalization of medical marijuana.

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What Does it Take for Peruvians to Correct their Children?

Posted on 09. Oct, 2017 by .

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Telling the story of the mysterious foodstuffs being discarded on my rooftop patio, and the saga undergone in getting it to stop.

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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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