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24 May 2016
The legal case of Santa Clara Uchunya against the Pucallpa Plantations is emblematic because its outcome will have far-reaching consequences for the future of the region and its indigenous peoples.
23 May 2016
The Arkana Alliance: An Organization that Builds Bridges with the Shipibo Communities of Ucayali in Peru
Meet the Arkana Alliance, an organization that is working in the Peruvian Amazon to empower the Shipibo people and help them preserve their environment.
20 April 2016
Neither corruption nor human rights are core issues for the average voter, who's more interested in the economy and not returning to the era of hyperinflation.
13 April 2016
Who are the movers and shakers of online life in Pucallpa, a medium-sized city with a little over 200,000 inhabitants in the Peruvian Amazon? We talk to some of them.
9 April 2016
This year's presidential election in Peru has been a doozy. Global Voices presents a guide to the candidates and the race's national significance.
1 April 2016
Peruvian digital activists working to promote their native languages online found common ground at a workshop held in the historical city of Cusco, Peru.
31 March 2016
The Special Electorate Jury of Lima has dismissed a request to exclude from Peru's presidential race the most controversial candidate, Keiko Fujimori, leading to a national legitimacy crisis.
24 March 2016
Throughout all the campaign, Keiko Fujimori's leading position was unquestionable, but things started to change as the authoritarian governing style of her father returned to Peruvians' memory.
21 March 2016
Although the Roman Catholic Church has not officially recognized them, folk saints like Sarita Colonia and Chacalón have large followings in Peru.
18 March 2016
16 March 2016
Some images make us travel to periods and places considered other people's memories; but thanks to images shared online, you can travel in time and space to Lima and Mexico.
26 February 2016
"The only other matter that reliably inflames the passions of Peruvians are the attempts by our southern neighbors to claim the Pisco Sour or the Suspiro Limeño as their own."
23 February 2016
"Incredible! Petroperú contaminates rivers in the Amazon and the 59 million sol fine will be paid by all of us Peruvians"
20 February 2016
The many booksellers that occupied the busy Quilca street have been evicted and uncertainty looms over the future of not only the traders but also the greater area.
18 February 2016
What is it about life in Manchay that makes the residents protest so energetically against a fare rise that would to others seem negligible?
5 February 2016
A new look at the complex picture of changes in land use suggests that, when it comes to forests, we’re far from being out of the woods.
"The old occupants of Kuelap abandoned their city before the Spaniards arrived, for reasons that remain unknown."
27 January 2016
Peruvians can be protective of their national cuisine. Radio Ambulante's Daniel Alarcón spoke with two people who dared to speak their mind about the food, with very different results.
13 January 2016
There are 4,500 varieties of potato in Peru, whose International Potato Center has been tasked with helping NASA find the best one for potential farming on Mars.
2 January 2016
Wititi is the most characteristic cultural expression of the people that live in the River Colca valley, in Arequipa, Peru.