Tag Archives: social class

Progressive Paisa Killed in Politics

Posted on 08. Oct, 2012 by .


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

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Cars, Marrying the Maid, and More Classism

Posted on 05. Aug, 2012 by .


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 .


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

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Does Sex Tourism Save Lives?

Posted on 06. Jun, 2012 by .


SUMMARY: Discussing the link between poverty and sex tourism, and whether sex tourism is necessary in impoverished countries.

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Socialist Graffiti at Colombia’s National University

Posted on 16. Mar, 2012 by .


SUMMARY: Over 70 pics of the socialist graffiti that decorates Colombia’s National University in Bogota.

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Enrique Peñalosa and Congestion in Bogota

Posted on 16. Jul, 2011 by .


SUMMARY: Description of congestion in Bogota in the context of an eye-opening, visionary speech by urban development genius and mayoral candidate Enrique Peñalosa.

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Limpiezas in Colombia: Social Cleansing

Posted on 06. Mar, 2010 by .


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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Public Urination in Peru

Posted on 11. Feb, 2009 by .


SUMMARY: Two of the more interesting incidents of public urination in Peru described.

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Combi Strike in Arequipa, Peru

Posted on 28. Jan, 2009 by .


SUMMARY: The combis, Peruvian buses, struck in Arequipa, stopping life as we know it.

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Domestic Servants in Peru

Posted on 28. Nov, 2008 by .


SUMMARY: Discussing the domestic servant industry in Arequipa, Peru.

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Cholos, Cholas, Cholo Power, and Cholita Brown

Posted on 16. Aug, 2008 by .


SUMMARY: I discuss the meaning of the word ‘cholo’ with examples and antecdotes.

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Human Rights in Peru

Posted on 23. Jul, 2008 by .


SUMMARY: Some ugly details of Peru’s human rights record.

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