Archive for 'peru'

Peru is Rich as F%#!: $20 for Water

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 by .

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Short vignette on how I spent $20 on water during lunch in Lima, Peru on Valentine’s Day.

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Lima vs. Bogota for Expats

Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 by .

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Subjective comparison of Lima vs. Bogota for expats based on criteria including cost of living, weather, food, safety and more.

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Trump Train in Peru

Posted on 01. Feb, 2017 by .

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Highlights from a conversation I suffered with a Peruvian supporter of Donald Trump.

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The Power of Public Shame in Latin America

Posted on 30. Jan, 2017 by .

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An anecdote on how to treat that proverbial line-jumper in Peru or greater Latin America.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: Worthless Diapers

Posted on 26. Jan, 2017 by .

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Anecdote about my failure to sell brand-new diapers in an informal market in Lima illustrates rising buying power of middle-class Peru.

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Tripping on San Pedro in Peru

Posted on 20. Jan, 2017 by .

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Contributed story from a Gonzo journalist who takes the hallucinogenic drug, San Pedro, on a 19-hour bus ride in southern Peru.

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Why Arequipa if Awful for Children

Posted on 10. Jan, 2017 by .

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Arequipa in southern Peru is unaccommodating for children and offers few family-friendly activities.

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Fiesta Brava: The Butcher’s Dance

Posted on 29. Dec, 2016 by .

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A progressive liberal tells his account of a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima, Peru.

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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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