I slapped my son in public and earned the condemnation of a neighborhood Peruvian for being abusive. Could I have been charged for child abuse?
Another glowing review of the American embassy in Lima, Peru, in which my newborn daughter obtained citizenship from the excellent state-department staff who have no criminal records.
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.
After firing my first maidservant in January, our difficulty in finding a babysitter and domestic maidservant illustrates the changing economy in Peru.
Flooding and landslides in Peru have not only left 90 dead and 100,000 homeless in rural provinces, they have also disrupted life in central Lima.
My latest piece on Caracas Chronicles explains why President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is leading the region in calling for regime change in Venezuela.
The story of my first empleada, or maidservant, in Latin America. I was 100% completely satisfied, and I fired her after six months.
Short vignette on how I spent $20 on water during lunch in Lima, Peru on Valentine’s Day.
Subjective comparison of Lima vs. Bogota for expats based on criteria including cost of living, weather, food, safety and more.
Highlights from a conversation I suffered with a Peruvian supporter of Donald Trump.
An anecdote on how to treat that proverbial line-jumper in Peru or greater Latin America.
Anecdote about my failure to sell brand-new diapers in an informal market in Lima illustrates rising buying power of middle-class Peru.
Contributed story from a Gonzo journalist who takes the hallucinogenic drug, San Pedro, on a 19-hour bus ride in southern Peru.
A progressive liberal tells his account of a bullfight at the Plaza de Acho bullring in Lima, Peru.