Discussing the impact on my life of two recent developments in Peru: the 10-year census and the legalization of medical marijuana.
Telling the story of the mysterious foodstuffs being discarded on my rooftop patio, and the saga undergone in getting it to stop.
My ugly-American proposals to make soccer (aka “football”) a less boring sport for heterosexual men to watch.
I slapped my son in public and earned the condemnation of a neighborhood Peruvian for being abusive. Could I have been charged for child abuse?
An essay challenging the conventional wisdom that Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro is inept, but rather a brilliant strategist and political operator.
Another glowing review of the American embassy in Lima, Peru, in which my newborn daughter obtained citizenship from the excellent state-department staff who have no criminal records.
Gringo reader “Lowrider” wants to know if his Colombian webcam girlfriend is using him for the monthly stipends he sends in dollars.
A playlist of songs which the video is interesting for children to watch and the music is good or at least tolerable for adults.
I kindly respond to a reader who argues that Colombian food is not awful, but in fact better than Peruvian food.
The story of my quest to obtain a certificate of live birth for my daughter born in Lima, Peru is a case study in Peruvian customer service.
Explaining an old maxim from The Mick, “you have to play with them,” about embracing ambiguity and going with the flow. Very important in Latin America.
Explaining the importance of the “feet vote” and how it manifests in Latin America and beyond. Different ways to view how actions speak louder than words.
A look at Venezuela’s four possible endgame scenarios: Syria, Cuba, Pinochet or Negotiated Transition. Then, some politically incorrect thought experiments and my favorite articles from the latest action.
After firing my first maidservant in January, our difficulty in finding a babysitter and domestic maidservant illustrates the changing economy in Peru.