Monthly Archives: February 2016

Why are we still fighting these battles?

I promised to write about the peace talks this week, and I will. But not yet. There’s some seriously unfinished business on my mind. Can someone tell me how we’re still fighting these battles? Didn’t the country just (more or … Continue reading

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The Great Divide

Bogota has its share of problems. It’s a big, noisy, gritty city with more inhabitants than it can reasonably handle. Unlike back home, demand for public transportation is enviably high: bus it and they will come. Supply is another story. … Continue reading

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CARNAVAL!

What a joy this week to head to Barranquilla for Carnaval with my best buds Shane and Ali. Barranquilla hosts the second largest Carnaval in the world, with Rio (natch) holding the top spot. I don’t know… I can’t quite … Continue reading

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Lima's got vultures

I bet that’s not a headline you could have predicted. Me either! I was surprised to read a story about USAID outfitting city vultures with GPS and cameras to try to track urban dumping. Yes, really Knowing USAID as I … Continue reading

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