Tag Archives: panhandlers

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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Life Still a Dream in La Candelaria

Posted on 22. Nov, 2010 by .

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SUMMARY: Short dittie on how security guards work in La Candelaria, Bogota.

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My First Bender in Medellin

Posted on 15. Sep, 2010 by .

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SUMMARY: I spent my first weekend in Medellin with a couple Americans living there. Highlights include My 3rd Time Bribing Cops in Colombia FAIL and Envigado: Night of the Freak Shows.

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Contributed Story: Hangin’ Tough in La Candelaria

Posted on 14. Mar, 2010 by .

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SUMMARY: Christopher K from Colombia gives his advice on how NOT to get robbed or bothered in La Candelaria section of Bogota, Colombia.

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Contributed Story: La Candelaria Pickpocket FAIL

Posted on 14. Mar, 2010 by .

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SUMMARY: Quick dittie on an attempted robbery in La Candelaria.

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Limpiezas in Colombia: Social Cleansing

Posted on 06. Mar, 2010 by .

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SUMMARY: I discuss social cleansing in Colombia, which Wikipedia defines as “the elimination of ‘undesirable’ social elements, such as criminals, homosexuals, and the homeless.”

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Bogota Zombie Bums

Posted on 29. Aug, 2009 by .

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SUMMARY: I describe panhandlers, bums, and drug addicts in Bogota, Colombia.

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Aprovechadores vs. Those in Need

Posted on 29. Aug, 2009 by .

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SUMMARY: I reply to my first hate comment discerning the difference between Latinos who take advantage of gringos and those truly in need.

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Why I Hate Downtown Bogota

Posted on 10. Jun, 2009 by .

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SUMMARY: One day’s events that highlight why I hate La Candelaria and downtown Bogota, Colombia.

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Crime and the Bogota Mentality

Posted on 08. May, 2009 by .

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SUMMARY: Describing crime and the Bogota atmosphere. Features The Suit in La Candelaria, The Bogota Atmosphere, and The Bogota Mentality.

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