A rant to Wife about the futility of worrying about shootings and gun violence, part of the ‘This is America’ series.
Speculative analysis on the murder of Olivia Arevalo and lynching of Sebastian Woodroffe in the Ucayali region of Peru. Alternate Title: Ayahuasca is Not the Safest Game in Town.
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?
Explaining how Venezuela’s political crisis is now a “warm war” with highlights from the first day.
The case for why Spanish-style bullfighting is art, culture, drama, death and all that. Extracts from Ernest Hemingway’s “Death in the Afternoon.”
An open letter to the guy I slapped yesterday explaining why I slapped him.
Announcing the publication of Mad Outta Me Head: Addiction and Underworld from Ireland to Colombia.
An excerpt from Mad Outta Me Head on the old El Cartucho district of Bogota, which was a un-policed neighborhood of drugs and addiction.
Spider, a fellow inmate at La Picota prison in Bogota, kills another inmate. As told by Kendall in Smuggler’s Diary: Cocaine Karma.
In his autobiography, Smuggler’s Diary, Kendall describes the first stabbing he witnessed at the Villanueva Prison in Cali, Colombia.
A look at the 2013 murder of Canadian expat, Brad Deering, in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Telling the story of a gringo who was stabbed in Bogota’s Parque de los Periodistas in an attempted robbery.
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.
Pictures of La Punta de Callao in Lima, including Colonial Callao, Real Felipe Fortaleza, Chucuito, Plaza San Martin, Plaza Matriz, and Plaza Galvez.