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.
Detailing how Expat Chronicles planted the seed for the common “manosphere” meme, “soy boy,” in a 2012 article disparaging reggaeton artist, Farruko.
Anecdotes of interactions with the Venezuelan sojourners, immigrants and refugees living in Lima, Peru, as told by your favorite ugly American expat.
An anecdote from the ever-growing Venezuelan diaspora in Lima, Peru and how it has evolved from the highly educated to the … not so much.
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.
“Another Ultimate Expat-Immigrant Test” is a second test to see whether you are an “expat” or an “immigrant” — and why race has nothing to do with it.
I kindly respond to a poorly educated Argentine, Jorge, who takes issue with several points in my groundbreaking article, Expats > Regular Gringos.
The story on a bad joke I inadvertently made which highlights racial and socioeconomic divisions in Peru and greater Latin America.
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.
The ultimate test to see whether you are an “expat” or an “immigrant” — and why race has nothing to do with it.
My opinion that the terminology difference between “expat” and “immigrant” is not racist, but economic.
A playlist of Spanish-language songs for children featuring Canciones de la Granja and classics like Pulgarcito and Don Pepito Verdulero.
Breaking down the overblown debate on the Associated Press’ use of the word “activist” to describe MRTA collaborator Lori Berenson.
The case for giving your children standard names that will not prevent them from getting a job someday.