Tag Archives: politics

SUNAT: Obstacle to Free Trade in Peru

Posted on 07. Aug, 2013 by .

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Discussing the greatest obstacle to free trade in Peru: the national customs office, SUNAT.

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Serpost Strike: A Puzzling Move in Peru

Posted on 30. Jul, 2013 by .

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Discussing the Serpost strike of 2012, which held up over 50,000 letters and packages for a month.

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A Colombian Image Challenge

Posted on 23. Jul, 2013 by .

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In the wake of the murder of DEA agent, James “Terry” Watson, we ask which is worse for Colombia’s image: narcoterrorism or common street crime.

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RIP: My Hugo Chavez Rant

Posted on 27. Mar, 2013 by .

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My Hugo Chavez Rant, a review of Blogging the Revolution by Francisco Toro and Juan Cristobal Nagel of Caracas Chronicles.

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Contributed Story: Mao’s Legacy of Loserdom

Posted on 05. Dec, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: A critique of the false legacy of China’s beloved leader, Mao Zedong.

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Banana Gringo Runs Central America

Posted on 22. Oct, 2012 by .

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Summary and review of The Fish that Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King by Rich Cohen.

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Progressive Paisa Killed in Politics

Posted on 08. Oct, 2012 by .

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My review of ‘Oblivion’ by Hector Abad Faciolince, which describes the life of a progressive paisa doctor killed by paramilitaries.

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Rafael Trujillo’s Dominican Republic

Posted on 10. Sep, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: Review of The Feast of the Goat, Mario Vargas Llosa’s book on Dominican Republic’s dictator of 30 years, Rafael Trujillo.

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Cars, Marrying the Maid, and More Classism

Posted on 05. Aug, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: A look at two artifacts of classism: car ownership and domestic servants.

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Classism: The Spanish Legacy in Latin America

Posted on 24. Jul, 2012 by .

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SUMMARY: Describing classism, status, and the importance of (perceived) social class in Latin America.

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