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.
Posted on 06. Jun, 2012 by Colin.
SUMMARY: Discussing the link between poverty and sex tourism, and whether sex tourism is necessary in impoverished countries.
Posted on 16. Mar, 2012 by Colin.
SUMMARY: Over 70 pics of the socialist graffiti that decorates Colombia’s National University in Bogota.
Posted on 16. Jul, 2011 by Colin.
SUMMARY: Description of congestion in Bogota in the context of an eye-opening, visionary speech by urban development genius and mayoral candidate Enrique Peñalosa.
Posted on 06. Mar, 2010 by Colin.
SUMMARY: I discuss social cleansing in Colombia, which Wikipedia defines as “the elimination of ‘undesirable’ social elements, such as criminals, homosexuals, and the homeless.”
Posted on 11. Feb, 2009 by Colin.
SUMMARY: Two of the more interesting incidents of public urination in Peru described.
Posted on 28. Jan, 2009 by Colin.
SUMMARY: The combis, Peruvian buses, struck in Arequipa, stopping life as we know it.
Posted on 28. Nov, 2008 by Colin.
SUMMARY: Discussing the domestic servant industry in Arequipa, Peru.
Posted on 16. Aug, 2008 by Colin.
SUMMARY: I discuss the meaning of the word ‘cholo’ with examples and antecdotes.
Posted on 23. Jul, 2008 by Colin.
SUMMARY: Some ugly details of Peru’s human rights record.