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Stories about Peru

19 September 2014

The Streets of Lima Are Alive With the Sound of Music

The Bridge

19th-century waltzes, blind saxophonists, musical saws: Lima, Peru resident Juan Arellano pays tribute to the musicians who bring delight and texture to the streets of his city.

16 September 2014

Presenting the 2014 Rising Voices Amazonia Grantees

Rising Voices

Rising Voices welcomes seven new grantees from the latest microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects in Amazonian communities.

16 August 2014

Activists Are Connecting Peruvians With Their Country's Impressive Archaeological Heritage

Lima is famous for its cuisine and Republican, colonial-style historic center, but not so much for its archeological history. A group of activists are working to change that.

14 August 2014

The Crisis of Small-Scale Fishing in Latin America

Although fishing is a risky activity for those whose livelihoods depend on the water, other forces present a more dramatic and far-reaching threat to small-scale fishing in the Global South.

11 August 2014

Simón Bolívar, Esteemed Liberator or Infamous Dictator?

"It is harder to maintain the balance of freedom than it is to endure the weight of tyranny," said Simón Bolívar, known as the "Liberator" of many South American countries.

6 August 2014

Loved Brazil’s 2014 World Cup? The Five-Time-Champion Nation Wasn’t So Thrilled

Social unrest and protests are what apparently characterise World Cups that are hosted in Latin America.

5 August 2014

5 Free Apps, Podcasts and Blogs to Learn Quechua

Rising Voices

Quechua does not enjoy much official support in Peru, its country of origin, but new generations are using technology to learn and disseminate the languages belonging to this family.

9 July 2014

Peruvian Singer Pisko's Viral Hit Gets People Talking Patriotism

A rock number to celebrate Peru's best features becomes a viral sensation, stirring debate about national identity.

25 June 2014

Jurassic Park Opening Sparks Fury In Peru Town Without Running Water

In a Peruvian dirt town without running water or a sewerage system, the construction of a dinosaur theme park is underway.

21 June 2014

Peru Watches the World Cup from Afar… Again

Peruvians love football, but they must make do with cheering for other teams this year. The country's national team hasn't qualified for a World Cup in 32 years.

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