Tag Archives: government

So How’s That Medellin Tech Hub Going?

Posted on 22. Nov, 2016 by .

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A look at how the city of Medellin has fared in its quest to become the “Silicon Valley of Latin America.”

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The Battle for Venezuela Begins

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by .

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Explaining how Venezuela’s political crisis is now a “warm war” with highlights from the first day.

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Gringo Roundtable on the Colombia-FARC Peace Deal

Posted on 08. Sep, 2016 by .

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A gringo roundtable of analysis on the Colombia-FARC peace agreement from various journalists in Colombia.

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Have you no sense of decency, Dilma?

Posted on 02. Sep, 2016 by .

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My take on ousted President Dilma Rousseff’s inappropriate reaction to her impeachment by Brazil’s congress.

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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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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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