Tag Archives: lima

Peruvian Customer Service, Documented

Posted on 21. Jun, 2017 by .


The story of my quest to obtain a certificate of live birth for my daughter born in Lima, Peru is a case study in Peruvian customer service.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: Three Maidservants in Three Months

Posted on 01. May, 2017 by .


After firing my first maidservant in January, our difficulty in finding a babysitter and domestic maidservant illustrates the changing economy in Peru.

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Peru Floods Hammer Lima’s Elite

Posted on 25. Mar, 2017 by .


Flooding and landslides in Peru have not only left 90 dead and 100,000 homeless in rural provinces, they have also disrupted life in central Lima.

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Peru’s President Embarrasses Venezuela Regime

Posted on 08. Mar, 2017 by .


My latest piece on Caracas Chronicles explains why President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is leading the region in calling for regime change in Venezuela.

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My First Maidservant in Latin America

Posted on 23. Feb, 2017 by .


The story of my first empleada, or maidservant, in Latin America. I was 100% completely satisfied, and I fired her after six months.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: $20 for Water

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 by .


Short vignette on how I spent $20 on water during lunch in Lima, Peru on Valentine’s Day.

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Lima vs. Bogota for Expats

Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 by .


Subjective comparison of Lima vs. Bogota for expats based on criteria including cost of living, weather, food, safety and more.

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Trump Train in Peru

Posted on 01. Feb, 2017 by .


Highlights from a conversation I suffered with a Peruvian supporter of Donald Trump.

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The Power of Public Shame in Latin America

Posted on 30. Jan, 2017 by .


An anecdote on how to treat that proverbial line-jumper in Peru or greater Latin America.

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Peru is Rich as F%#!: Worthless Diapers

Posted on 26. Jan, 2017 by .


Anecdote about my failure to sell brand-new diapers in an informal market in Lima illustrates rising buying power of middle-class Peru.

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Tripping on San Pedro in Peru

Posted on 20. Jan, 2017 by .


Contributed story from a Gonzo journalist who takes the hallucinogenic drug, San Pedro, on a 19-hour bus ride in southern Peru.

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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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