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“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...
"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...
Authorities first dismissed the disappearance alleging she had left her husband for another man.
The Nordic regions of Europe are thousands of kilometres away from Mexico or Peru, but both witness the destruction of their native peoples' identities
Consisting of three basic ingredients, cookies created by Peruvian engineer Julio Garay fight anemia, a health condition affecting almost half of Peruvian children.
A few days before the extraordinary parliamentary elections in Peru, a disaster generates outrage and solidarity among citizens.
"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."
"By drawing different body types and different hair textures, I want people to learn how everything is beautiful."
"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 is disqualified from this football world cup [...but is] backed by one of the best group of fans ever seen..."
Every year in June, four Peruvian rural communities from Cusco get together to renew Q’eswachaka, the last Inca bridge.
"We convene ourselves for Eivy, for all of us. We'll take the streets to protest against a sexist system that dehumanizes us..."
"For about 25 years, I've collected the Panini album, and it's the first time I paste a card of a Peruvian player."