Featured stories about Peru
Stories about Peru
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."
8 December 2015
Speakers of the endangered language Jaqaru in Peru may be few, but there's nothing small about their efforts to preserve the community's tongue.
4 December 2015
Lima-based Juan is our Spanish Lingua editor and our current guide for #InstaGV, a new initiative to show the beauty, diversity and expansiveness of our community on Instagram.
2 December 2015
17 November 2015
The Peruvian journalist Pilar Celi Frías is one of the winners of the Voices2Paris contest, being selected from among 130 articles about climate change submitted from 40 countries.
28 October 2015
The mining wealth of Cerro de Pasco in Peru has poisoned children with lead, and several dozen people decided to stage a 300-kilometer march in protest.
17 October 2015
The El Niño phenomenon has reached the South-American Pacific coast. Are the countries in the region prepared to minimize the damage this time? We check the status of disaster preparedness.
16 October 2015
Protests against the Las Bambas mining project have come to a point of calm after the violence that left four dead and several wounded in Peru.
14 October 2015
Based on a belief that music can transform people's existence completely, a famous Peruvian tenor launched Symphony for Peru to help the country's disadvantaged children.
4 October 2015
Convoca, an investigative reporting outlet in Peru, has gained access to hydrocarbons environmental monitoring reports, which were not made public and were ignored by the last three administrations.
28 September 2015
Hinantin is a project aiming to develop Quechua-related software that spreads the indigenous language online through various social networks.
27 September 2015
Works by Latin American writers, including Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez, will now be available in Quechua, an Andean indigenous language, thanks to a government initiative in Cusco.
23 September 2015
A photo of a drowned Syrian boy has generated international sympathy, while images of children freezing in the Peruvian Andes have provoked a different response.
28 August 2015
This is the first part of an investigation by Convoca based on more than 1,000 environmental monitoring reports of hydrocarbons and electricity that were archived by three governments in Peru.