Venezuela crisis

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Re: Venezuela crisis

Post by at46 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:10 pm

FrankPintor wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:42 pm
The culture doesn't help either, revolving as it does around greed, envy, cheating, and fraud
:lol: Some culture...

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Re: Venezuela crisis

Post by FrankPintor » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:12 pm

I tend to bang on a bit about Peru, sorry about that, but in my experience the cultures of the other Latin American countries I've lived in (and that's a lot of them, if not most of them by now :D ) all have something positive to offer. You look at the stereotypical images of some of them, like the "gaucho" in Argentina or Brazil, the "huaso" in Chile, even the "llanero" in Venezuela, hard-drinking hard-working people making a mostly honest living for themselves. The iconic Peruvian is the "huaquero", the grave robber, who robs the graves of the Inca and other prehispanic dead to hawk the finds to whoever will pay :roll:

OK, I've said enough, I'll stop now :mrgreen:
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Re: Venezuela crisis

Post by eeuunikkeiexpat » Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:18 pm

Frank, I always welcome your well-lived and well-traveled insights on cultural and other matters. You've been the forum's "our man on the ground" reporter multiple times.

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