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.
A look at politicially-incorrect artwork produced by indigenist painter and drawer Camilo Blas, whose later worked featured city life in Lima, Peru.
An overview with links for country-specific ETFs (exchange-traded funds) for expats looking for a relatively low-risk way to invest money in their new countries.
Anecdotes of interactions with the Venezuelan sojourners, immigrants and refugees living in Lima, Peru, as told by your favorite ugly American expat.
The latest edition illustrating the new prosperity in Peruvian economy highlights the tile floors installed at my local meat and produce market in Lima, Peru.
An anecdote from the ever-growing Venezuelan diaspora in Lima, Peru and how it has evolved from the highly educated to the … not so much.
American expat in Bogota, Matt Rines, offers an ode to the celebrity chef, travel reporter and philosopher on the human condition, Anthony Bourdain.