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Fiesta Brava: The Butcher’s Dance

Posted on 29. Dec, 2016 by .


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

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When to Impose Your Gringo Values on Other Cultures?

Posted on 01. Aug, 2016 by .


The story of an Expat Chronicles video irreversibly removed from YouTube for a violation in offending gringo values.

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A Look at Cockfighting in Colombia

Posted on 26. Jul, 2016 by .


An expat on the Colombian coast explains the lure of a controversial spectator sport and Hispanic tradition, cockfighting.

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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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Pictures from Lima Travel Guide

Posted on 02. Apr, 2014 by .


Pictures from the soon-to-be-published Lima Travel Guide.

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Dogs in Latin America vs. the U.S.

Posted on 19. Mar, 2014 by .


I discuss the difference in attitudes toward dogs in Latin America vs. the U.S.

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10 Things to Eat in Arequipa

Posted on 13. Nov, 2012 by .


Descriptions and pictures of the best local food from Arequipa, Peru.

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Cockfighting in Bogota, Colombia

Posted on 21. Jun, 2012 by .


SUMMARY: A day with video of cock fights at Club Gallistico San Miguel in Bogota, Colombia.

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Bullfighting in Bogota, Colombia

Posted on 13. Jun, 2012 by .


SUMMARY: A look at the controversy around bullfighting in Bogota, Colombia, as well as pics and descriptions of my day at the bullfights.

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Peruvian Food: The Best in Latin America

Posted on 31. Jan, 2012 by .


SUMMARY: Pictures and descriptions of the best Peruvian dishes.

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Contributed Story: Two Maids I’ve Had in Cali

Posted on 30. Aug, 2011 by .


SUMMARY: Story of two women from a rural Cauca torn apart by guerrilla-paramilitary violence.

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Colombian Painter Fernando Botero

Posted on 01. Jul, 2011 by .


SUMMARY: Over 100 photos of Fernando Botero’s best paintings and sculptures from the Medellin and Bogota museums.

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10 Things To Eat in Bogota

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by .


SUMMARY: Descriptions of my ten favorite things to eat in Bogota: bandeja paisa, ajiaco, black folks’ fish, chiguiro, arequipe, fruit, ensalada de frutas, morcilla, lechona, and Andres Carne de Res. I also included three things you don’t have to eat.

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Contributed Story: The Pigeon Poop Scam in BA

Posted on 05. Jun, 2009 by .


SUMMARY: A common street crime targeting tourists in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

It’s a bright Saturday afternoon in December 2007. We were walking along a side street on the way back to our hotel — only a few blocks off the Ave. Julio 9. Not many people around… Read more

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