Detailing a common import-export scheme in Latin America that uses customs and clearance regulation to inflate costs and even steal assets. In this case, monster trucks in Colombia.
The Time I Met Alfonso Plazas Vega in Bogota
Alternate Title: A Look at the Shadetree U.S. Visa Industry, and the time I met a controversial military commander in prison.
How NOT to Curb Sex Tourism in Medellin
How to improve the ineffective messaging in a letter posted around Medellin condemning sex tourism or mass tourism (it’s not clear).
When Readers Attack! ‘All Yall Know to Do is Judge and be Racist’
I take to task a poorly educated reader who mischaracterizes several aspects of American culture in a futile attempt to defend Colombian food.
Say No to Cocaine Shaming
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.
Cumbia: Colombia’s Heartbeat Rhythm
A brief overview of Colombian cumbia and playlist featuring Lucho Bermudez, Pedro Salcedo, Jose Barros, Gabriel Romero, Toto la Momposina and more.