At Home Abroad: Stories of the Expat Life

Word Metro Press has just published At Home Abroad: Today’s Expats Tell Their Stories, a collection of insightful expat stories from 31 authors who represent people living abroad.

About ¡Que Viva La Música!, The New Colombian Film

¡Qué Viva La Música! the new Colombian film by director Carlos Moreno, premiered on October 29th. It is inspired by a novel by Cali author Andrés Caicedo.

Narcos: A Colombian Perspective on the New Netflix Series

Following the premiere of the new Netflix series “Narcos,” based on the rise of Pablo Escobar, Ximena shares a Colombian perspective in her review.

Interview with Richard McColl, Editor of Was Gabo an Irishman?

Ximena spoke to Richard McColl, one of the editors of “Was Gabo an Irishman?” about the book as a project, the role of foreign writing and future projects.

Was Gabo an Irishman?: A Literary Bridge Between Cultures

“Was Gabo an Irishman?” includes 26 literary essays, all written in English, centered around Colombia.

Ciudad Delirio (Trailer)

On April 11, 2014, Ciudad Delirio, a Colombian-produced romantic comedy about salsa dancing, opened in theaters. It was filmed in Cali, Colombia.

My Colombian Death (Review)

My Colombian Death is the entertaining, yet disturbing tale of US-born, Australia-based journalist Matthew Thompson’s adventures in Colombia.

Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal (Review)

Pablo Escobar: El Patron del Mal is a Colombian TV series which aired in 2012, and depicted the rise and fall of the world’s most notorious drug lord.

The United States of Air (Review)

Writer’s note: This is the second story in a series about expats in Colombia. Read the first one here. Colombia and the United States share a connection that no one likes to acknowledge: drugs. Even worse is that this link is rarely described correctly. Many people in the states blame Colombia but that’s not fair. […]

La Virgen de los Sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins) Review

During my Easter visit to Sabaneta, Viviana had mentioned La Iglesia de Santa Ana was known as the church where sicarios (assassins) go to pray. When I laughed at the ridiculousness of murderers asking for protection, forgiveness, or whatever else from God, she referred me to La Virgen de los Sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins), […]