Tag Archives: economics

Sex Tourism, Free Speech and Cuba Dave in a Costa Rica Prison

Posted on 24. Nov, 2015 by .

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Whoremonger David Strecker, a.k.a. “Cuba Dave,” is locked up in Costa Rica for promoting sex tourism. Strecker’s case raises questions of free speech in Latin America.

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The Case for Vanilla Names

Posted on 09. Nov, 2015 by .

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The case for giving your children standard names that will not prevent them from getting a job someday.

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What is Venezuela’s Exit Strategy?

Posted on 22. Sep, 2015 by .

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A look at history which implies a right-wing autocrat is more likely to restore Venezuela to a market economy than a democratically elected leader.

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Peru Reports: English-Language News from Peru

Posted on 27. Aug, 2015 by .

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An introduction to my latest publishing project, Peru Reports, an English-language news service from Peru.

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Red Notice: International Business Adventure in Russia

Posted on 09. Aug, 2015 by .

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Book review and summary of Red Notice, in which American businessman Bill Browder takes on the Russian oligarchy in business and legal justice.

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Who Spammed Santa Catalina?

Posted on 01. Mar, 2015 by .

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Who put the black-hat SEO links on the website of the Santa Catalina monastery, the 5th most visited tourist site in Peru?

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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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