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Stories about Peru

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.

20 June 2014

Peru's Congress Suspends Two Lawmakers In One Decisive Day

In a double whammy in Lima’s Congress, congressmen Gagó and Uribe were relieved of their duties until October after a parliamentary commission published separate reports into alleged malpractices.

16 June 2014

Researchers in Peru Unearth a New Section of the Incan Trail Near Machu Picchu

The path, which is about a kilometer and a half long, went unnoticed for over 500 years.

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