Tag Archives: lima

Will Venezuelans Harm Peru’s Award-Winning Food?

Posted on 15. Dec, 2017 by .

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Speculating on the possibility of a backlash in public opinion against the huge influx of Venezuelan refugee-migrants in Lima, Peru.

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A Bit of Fascism, a Bit of Modernism in Peru

Posted on 20. Oct, 2017 by .

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Discussing the impact on my life of two recent developments in Peru: the 10-year census and the legalization of medical marijuana.

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What Does it Take for Peruvians to Correct their Children?

Posted on 09. Oct, 2017 by .

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Telling the story of the mysterious foodstuffs being discarded on my rooftop patio, and the saga undergone in getting it to stop.

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Is Slapping Your Child a Crime in Latin America?

Posted on 02. Aug, 2017 by .

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I slapped my son in public and earned the condemnation of a neighborhood Peruvian for being abusive. Could I have been charged for child abuse?

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A Shining City upon a Hill … in Lima

Posted on 12. Jul, 2017 by .

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Another glowing review of the American embassy in Lima, Peru, in which my newborn daughter obtained citizenship from the excellent state-department staff who have no criminal records.

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Peruvian Customer Service, Documented

Posted on 21. Jun, 2017 by .

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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 .

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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 .

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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 .

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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 .

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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 .

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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 .

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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 .

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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 .

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

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