I take to task a poorly educated reader who mischaracterizes several aspects of American culture in a futile attempt to defend Colombian food.
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.
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.
Colombia Politics’ Kevin Howlett gives the casual Colombia watcher an overview of the 2018 presidential elections pitting Ivan Duque against Gustavo Petro, Sergio Fajardo and more.
An expat’s list of the top 10 things to do in Bogota including Monserrate, Salt Cathedral, Chapinero, Botero Museum, Zona Rosa, La Candelaria, Usaquen and more.
Journalist and hotelier Richard McColl tells the story of his neighbors from hell which illustrates how the friendliness in Latin America is only skin deep.
An update of three sex tourism operators in Latin America: David Strecker (Cuba Dave), Jay Harry Drivas (Colombia Jake) and Noah Goldberg (Medellin Paisa).
Gringo reader “Lowrider” wants to know if his Colombian webcam girlfriend is using him for the monthly stipends he sends in dollars.
I kindly respond to a reader who argues that Colombian food is not awful, but in fact better than Peruvian food.
A recipe to make Aguardiente Sours using the standard Pisco Sour recipe with Colombian aguardiente instead of pisco.
Subjective comparison of Lima vs. Bogota for expats based on criteria including cost of living, weather, food, safety and more.
A look at how the city of Medellin has fared in its quest to become the “Silicon Valley of Latin America.”
A gringo roundtable of analysis on the Colombia-FARC peace agreement from various journalists in Colombia.