Tag Archives: government

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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Does Uruguay Suck?

Posted on 11. Aug, 2016 by .

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After a trip to Costa Rica fell through for unforeseen visa requirements for the Peruvian wife, I pose the question: does Montevideo, Uruguay suck?

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Another Glowing Review of the US Embassy in Lima, Peru

Posted on 14. Jul, 2016 by .

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How to transfer citizenship to your foreign-born children and a primer on “moral turpitude” in a glowing review of the US embassy in Peru.

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Nobody Pays the Last Month’s Rent

Posted on 03. Jun, 2016 by .

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The story of my first legal action in Latin America, a claim to recover the security deposit for an apartment in Lima, Peru.

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Why Venezuela is More Like Syria than Cuba

Posted on 16. May, 2016 by .

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Explaining why I think Venezuela will see a dictator in its transition whether it be toward a market economy or further state control.

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Non-Profit Work in Colombia: Easy Money?

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by .

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The founder of an NGO in Colombia explains two of the top territory hazards of trying to make a difference.

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Understanding Fujimorismo in Peru

Posted on 05. May, 2016 by .

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A look at the enduring popularity of Alberto Fujimori and how it has propelled Keiko Fujimori to Peru’s runoff for president in 2016 elections.

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The ‘Terrorist’ vs. ‘Activist’ Debate in Peru

Posted on 03. Dec, 2015 by .

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Breaking down the overblown debate on the Associated Press’ use of the word “activist” to describe MRTA collaborator Lori Berenson.

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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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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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