SUMMARY: My review and definitive post on cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar.
SUMMARY: An overview of the Monroe Doctrine.
SUMMARY: Brief overview of Plan Colombia, the US-funded strategy to stabilize the country.
SUMMARY: I describe my St. Louis gym and its hardcore powerlifting and strongman culture.
SUMMARY: I put the smack down on idiots who want to hijack the word, American.
SUMMARY: American expats are increasingly renouncing their citizenship because the US government requires we pay taxes on income earned abroad.
SUMMARY: My observations of Mexican-American culture in my experiences over the summer, which include a trip to immigration court and a small rumble at a bicentennial festival.
SUMMARY: I describe the weightlifting scene in Latin America and contrast it with America’s.
SUMMARY: Overview taken from Michael Reid’s Forgotten Continent on the US toppling of Guatemala’s elected government in 1954.
SUMMARY: My observations from my first time living in America since the global recession / credit crisis.
SUMMARY: I spend Christmas in St. Louis after almost a year in Arequipa, Peru. Subsections of my reflections include: American Food, Wal-Mart, The Porn Star, Christmas in America, A Doomed Friendship, American Opulence & Materialism.