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Stories about Peru
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.
2 January 2016
Wititi is the most characteristic cultural expression of the people that live in the River Colca valley, in Arequipa, Peru.
24 December 2015
“Vitello tonnato” in Argentina, Russian salad in Venezuela and turkey in Peru. Explore the sweet and savory of the festive season in Latin America, as told by Global Voices contributors.
22 December 2015
“This El Niño and human-induced climate change may interact and modify each other in ways which we have never before experienced. El Niño is turning up the heat even further.”
"Franklin's gull isn't native to Peru, but we Peruvians have adopted it as ours as it visits us for centuries during spring and summer."