Kingdom of Thieves: El Cartucho, Bogota

Posted on 21. Dec, 2014 by .

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An excerpt from Mad Outta Me Head on the old El Cartucho district of Bogota, which was a un-policed neighborhood of drugs and addiction.

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Documenting the Nicaragua Canal Route

Posted on 13. Oct, 2014 by .

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A look at the proposed Nicaragua Canal, and an opportunity to support an effort to document with photos and testimony the planned path of the canal.

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Acknowledging the Patrons

Posted on 13. Aug, 2014 by .

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Acknowledging the patrons of the work-in-progress, This Mick’s Life, a biography of Irish drug mule, Christopher Kavanagh.

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Banging up Girl in Colombia

Posted on 08. Aug, 2014 by .

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This excerpt from Smuggler’s Diary features Kendall, a syringe, and a few grams of pure Colombian cocaine in a Cartagena motel room.

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Rock en Español Playlist: Yea or Nay?

Posted on 05. Aug, 2014 by .

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A playlist of rock en español hits, old and new, good and bad.

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Contributed Story: Scoped in Bogota

Posted on 04. Aug, 2014 by .

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A short story of an American who was drugged with scopolamine and robbed.

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Reddit AMA with The Mick TODAY

Posted on 03. Aug, 2014 by .

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Announcing a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) with The Mick today.

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Colombia Calling Radio

Posted on 02. Aug, 2014 by .

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Alternate Title: Announcing Expat Chronicles Radio
Announcing my recent interview with Richard McColl on Colombia Calling Radio. Also announcing Expat Chronicles Radio … someday.

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Araña el Asesino in La Picota Prison

Posted on 01. Aug, 2014 by .

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Spider, a fellow inmate at La Picota prison in Bogota, kills another inmate. As told by Kendall in Smuggler’s Diary: Cocaine Karma.

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Kendall’s DAS Incident

Posted on 01. Aug, 2014 by .

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An excerpt from Smuggler’s Diary: Cocaine Karma, in which Kendall finds himself in a tight situation with Colombia’s intelligence agency, DAS, after escaping prison.

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Colombian Food: Worst of the Worst

Posted on 30. Jul, 2014 by .

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Descriptions of the worst staples in Colombian food, which may be the continent’s worst cuisine.

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Former Smuggler on the Peru Two

Posted on 24. Jul, 2014 by .

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A look at the ‘Peru Two’, Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid, who were caught smuggling cocaine from Peru. With analysis of the industry from a former smuggler.

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