Tag Archives: social class

One is the New Two in Latin America

Posted on 20. Nov, 2016 by .

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Explaining the trend of shrinking family size in Latin America’s emerging middle class. One child is the new normal.

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Lima Shantytown Tour in Villa El Salvador

Posted on 15. Nov, 2016 by .

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Review and pictures of a shantytown tour in the Villa El Salvador district of Lima, Peru.

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The Expat-Immigrant Debate

Posted on 11. Nov, 2016 by .

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My opinion that the terminology difference between “expat” and “immigrant” is not racist, but economic.

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Non-Profit Work in Colombia: Easy Money?

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by .

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The founder of an NGO in Colombia explains two of the top territory hazards of trying to make a difference.

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The Case for Vanilla Names

Posted on 09. Nov, 2015 by .

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The case for giving your children standard names that will not prevent them from getting a job someday.

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A Different Breed of Classism

Posted on 10. Sep, 2015 by .

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A unique manifestation of classism, the Spanish legacy we gringos raised on Hollywood morals run into early and often in Latin America.

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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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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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Does Sex Tourism Save Lives?

Posted on 06. Jun, 2012 by .

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

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