Stories about Peru
Peru's Supreme Court of Justice annuls the judicial process for forced sterilizations committed during the Fujimori government
The decision of the Supreme Court comes as a result of the lawsuit filed by the former minister of health of the Fujimori government, to avoid being judicially investigated.
"It’s not a matter of being a businesswoman and produce non-stop. No. Because money won’t free them, but their therapy will"
The threat of persecution, violence, and judgement is why many queer people turn to anonymous online spaces to build community and relationships, seek support, and share their experiences.
"I just want to remind you that violating the law doesn't mean that that person deserves to die in detention: extorted, isolated from loved ones, getting transphobic treatments..."
"You can complement science and conservation through photography."
"The band portrayed the Shining Path as rebelling against the 'Yankee capitalist system,' but many Peruvians remember the organization as the protagonist of a dark period when people awoke fearing never returning home."
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Listen to the songs played in Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.
Peruvian kpoppers were responsible for up to 15 K-pop trending topics on Twitter in 30 days.
Global Voices’ top stories on environmental destruction, as the planet just observed World Environment Day
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A coalition of non-governmental and indigenous organizations came together to hold their government and companies accountable
A few decades ago, hundreds of thousands of mainly indigenous and poor, rural women were forcibly sterilised. These days, there are other means of reproductive control.
“Throughout the history of Peru, investments are located wherever they want, as long as they bring money, and the state or government allows this to happen”
'Do not be alarmed if there is talk of a new Constitution. There is a much-needed debate to be had.'
The demonstrations in Peru were historic: 13 per cent of the nation actively participated, and 73 per cent supported the demonstrators. Why did the international press give it relatively little importance?
"I left just in time, pressing onward and calling out for water, but there was no one to help. I felt like I was dying."
The violation of the bodies and lives of women sterilized against their will and the delays in delivering justice mark Peru as a perpetrator of human rights violations.
With the hashtag #WarmallanAmaraqMamaqa ["Girls, not mothers"], high school students launch a rap video to demand protection for indigenous and peasant girls.
The lack of representation in television reflects how the Peruvian state, in its 200-year history, has treated its indigenous peoples: in a colonial, racist and discriminatory way.
Around 500 migrants are arriving at the Colombian border city of Cúcuta every day intending to return to Venezuela. As of April 15, a total of 34,000 people had passed through the city.
Authorities first dismissed the disappearance alleging she had left her husband for another man.