Posted on 01. Mar, 2017 by Colin.
The ultimate test to see whether you are an “expat” or an “immigrant” — and why race has nothing to do with it.
Posted on 23. Feb, 2017 by Colin.
The story of my first empleada, or maidservant, in Latin America. I was 100% completely satisfied, and I fired her after six months.
Posted on 30. Jan, 2017 by Colin.
An anecdote on how to treat that proverbial line-jumper in Peru or greater Latin America.
Posted on 20. Nov, 2016 by Colin.
Explaining the trend of shrinking family size in Latin America’s emerging middle class. One child is the new normal.
Posted on 15. Nov, 2016 by Colin.
Review and pictures of a shantytown tour in the Villa El Salvador district of Lima, Peru.
Posted on 11. Nov, 2016 by Colin.
My opinion that the terminology difference between “expat” and “immigrant” is not racist, but economic.
Posted on 11. May, 2016 by Colin.
The founder of an NGO in Colombia explains two of the top territory hazards of trying to make a difference.
Posted on 09. Nov, 2015 by Colin.
The case for giving your children standard names that will not prevent them from getting a job someday.
Posted on 10. Sep, 2015 by Colin.
A unique manifestation of classism, the Spanish legacy we gringos raised on Hollywood morals run into early and often in Latin America.
Posted on 08. Oct, 2012 by Colin.
My review of ‘Oblivion’ by Hector Abad Faciolince, which describes the life of a progressive paisa doctor killed by paramilitaries.
Posted on 05. Aug, 2012 by Colin.
SUMMARY: A look at two artifacts of classism: car ownership and domestic servants.
Posted on 24. Jul, 2012 by Colin.
SUMMARY: Describing classism, status, and the importance of (perceived) social class in Latin America.