Why Venezuela is not a good play for investing time or money. Maybe not even the time and effort to read this.
Three brief anecdotes illustrate the adjustment to monochronic time orientation in Gringolandia (as opposed to polychronic in Latin America).
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).
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 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.
Responding to a poorly educated reader who incorrectly characterizes the common Latin American custom of throwing used toilet paper in the trash.
Navigating the cultural nuances and language barriers of the English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh at an Irish pub in Lima. Alternate Title: An Ode to our Friends from the Other Side of the Pond.
An expat in Nicaragua gives an overview on the Central American country in terms of food, weather, modernity, economy, crime, education and more.
My proposal to redraw the national borders of Latin America to eliminate shithole countries and city-states in order in favor of great, proud nations.
Ecuador-based analyst Justin Perry offers his insight why the referendum to impose presidential term limits is not the good news it seems to be.
I kindly respond to a poorly educated Argentine, Jorge, who takes issue with several points in my groundbreaking article, Expats > Regular Gringos.