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.
Explaining the reasons why I sold Peru Reports, the English-language news service I founded which reported on politics, economics and more from Peru.
Breaking down the overblown debate on the Associated Press’ use of the word “activist” to describe MRTA collaborator Lori Berenson.
Whoremonger David Strecker, a.k.a. “Cuba Dave,” is locked up in Costa Rica for promoting sex tourism. Strecker’s case raises questions of free speech in Latin America.
An introduction to my latest publishing project, Peru Reports, an English-language news service from Peru.
Book review and summary of Red Notice, in which American businessman Bill Browder takes on the Russian oligarchy in business and legal justice.
Highlights from a recent article by Richard McColl about Christopher Kavanagh, AKA “The Mick,” the subject of Mad Outta Me Head.
Previewing the Expat Chronicles Podcast, including a free download of a chapter from the Mad Outta Me Head audiobook.
A look at Inca Kola’s epic failure to sell a chicha morada soda.
Announcing a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) with The Mick today.
Alternate Title: Announcing Expat Chronicles Radio
Announcing my recent interview with Richard McColl on Colombia Calling Radio. Also announcing Expat Chronicles Radio … someday.
A look at the ‘Peru Two’, Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid, who were caught smuggling cocaine from Peru. With analysis of the industry from a former smuggler.
A look at the 2013 murder of Canadian expat, Brad Deering, in San Jose, Costa Rica.
In the wake of the murder of DEA agent, James “Terry” Watson, we ask which is worse for Colombia’s image: narcoterrorism or common street crime.