Explaining my typical gringo transformation from seeing “Latino” as a race, which it’s not, to a culture. Inspired by a poem by Noel Quiñones.
A few less-than-ringing endorsements from recent visitors to Cuba, followed by why I’d still like to go (before it’s ruined).
Asking some tough questions about the seemingly open-and-shut case of human trafficking in Arequipa which involved Peru’s former top cop, Raul Becerra.
Anecdote from a hipster bar in St. Louis and the “blue bubble” which are a bit of culture shock for an expat on a visit home from Latin America.
Anecdote from a bank in suburban St. Louis illustrating a bit of culture shock for an expat on a visit home from Latin America.
Describing the two extremes when it comes to gringo expats and Latin music, from the Idiot Abroad who doesn’t like anything to the Full Retard who is trying too hard to be liked.
Latin America must show it is not impotent in the face of dictatorship in Venezuela. It’s time for South America to clean up its own back yard!
A rebuttal against a Guardian op-ed which argues that white, middle-class cocaine users are complicit in the violence of narcoterrorism and the drug war.
A brief overview of Colombian cumbia and playlist featuring Lucho Bermudez, Pedro Salcedo, Jose Barros, Gabriel Romero, Toto la Momposina and more.
All-American hardcore playlist for intense training. Rap/hip-hop, metal, rock rap, reggaeton, trap and more. Ladies, this may not be for you.
Detailing how Expat Chronicles planted the seed for the common “manosphere” meme, “soy boy,” in a 2012 article disparaging reggaeton artist, Farruko.
A look at the inferior restaurant service in Peru and greater Latin America, with anecdotes from the cities where I’ve lived: Lima, Bogota and Arequipa.