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Stories about Peru

Global Voices’ top stories on environmental destruction, as the planet just observed World Environment Day

Global Voices has covered environmental issues extensively, and one focus of our stories has been the way pollution, massive urbanization, development infrastructures, and human-caused accidents are destroying fragile ecosystems.

New Chinese-led port project faces backlash from local residents and environmentalists in Peru

“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”

What the international press did not understand about the demonstrations in Peru

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...

How I survived tear gas bombs dropped on protestors in Peru

"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 victims of forced sterilizations in Peru continue to demand justice

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.

In Peru, indigenous youth rap against sexual violence

With the hashtag #WarmallanAmaraqMamaqa ["Girls, not mothers"], high school students launch a rap video to demand protection for indigenous and peasant girls.

Peru's state TV broadcasts 23 hours in Spanish daily but only 1 hour in indigenous languages

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.

Pandemic pushes more than 34,000 Venezuelan migrants home

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...

Why did it take Peruvian authorities 3 years to investigate this woman's murder?

Authorities first dismissed the disappearance alleging she had left her husband for another man.

From Sweden to Mexico, indigenous people explain why their languages are disappearing

The Nordic regions of Europe are thousands of kilometres away from Mexico or Peru, but both witness the destruction of their native peoples' identities

Peruvian engineer awarded international prize with cookies that fight anemia

Consisting of three basic ingredients, cookies created by Peruvian engineer Julio Garay fight anemia, a health condition affecting almost half of Peruvian children.

Peruvians debate road safety and labor regulations after fatal truck explosion

A few days before the extraordinary parliamentary elections in Peru, a disaster generates outrage and solidarity among citizens.

For the first time ever, a doctoral dissertation was defended in the Quechua language in Peru

"In 468 years, no one had defended a doctoral dissertation in any indigenous language in our country. Roxana Quispe did it this year. She wants promote Quechua in academia."

The beauty of Afro-Peruvian women through Ayleen Díaz's illustrations

"By drawing different body types and different hair textures, I want people to learn how everything is beautiful."

I, Xenophobe: Chronicle of a migratory displacement

"The migrant's life is solitary in the extreme. Your friends live on WhatsApp, you do nothing but work and, in our case, watch the crisis unfold from afar."

Peru bids untimely farewell to World Cup Russia 2018 with heads high and a smile

"Peru is disqualified from this football world cup [...but is] backed by one of the best group of fans ever seen..."

Q'eswachaka, the last Inca bridge that keeps communities together

Every year in June, four Peruvian rural communities from Cusco get together to renew Q’eswachaka, the last Inca bridge.

‘It's not life's plan. It's machismo': Outrage in Peru over 22-year-old woman's murder

"We convene ourselves for Eivy, for all of us. We'll take the streets to protest against a sexist system that dehumanizes us..."

After a 36-year absence, Peruvians qualify for the World Cup and a trading card frenzy ensues

"For about 25 years, I've collected the Panini album, and it's the first time I paste a card of a Peruvian player."

The Untimely Death of Sports Journalist Daniel Peredo Provokes Outpouring of Grief in Peru

"If [Daniel Peredo] had to wait for 36 years to see Peru in a World Cup, heaven could certainly have waited before taking him. May he rest in peace."

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