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Peso pinching in Colombia

A penny is a penny is a penny. Or in this case, as we are in Colombia, a peso is a peso is a peso. Converting Colombian pesos to other currencies is like reliving the good old days of the Italian lira. As I write, today’s exchange rate is 2,490 Colombian pesos to 1 US…

The piggy banks of Colombia

They sell piggy banks on the streets of Bogotá, and I imagine across Colombia, daily.  Handmade in the red clay of Rolland Garros, these piggy banks proliferate.  They are cute, desirable, large to small, a great variety of piggies, and you have to smash them to pieces to access your savings.  My personal piggy, bought…

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