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· November, 2009

Stories about Peru from November, 2009

Peru: Cow Parade arrives to Lima

Parks and public spaces in Lima have been invaded by life-size cow sculptures, as the Cow Parade arrives to show 80 different works aiming to collect funds for several organizations.

Peru: Belief in the Pishtaco

In light of the recent arrest of a Peruvian gang accused of killing their victims to sell their body fat and whose actions closely resemble that of the mythical character...

Video: End Violence Against Women Around the World

Today, November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and through videos, many people and organizations around the world are expressing their need to end...

Peru: Air Force Officer Charged with Spying for Chile

Peruvian Air Force Officer Victor Ariza Mendoza was arrested and charged with spying for Chile, which has increased the tension between the two countries, leading some to call for the...

Peru: Blind Lawyer Strives to Be Judge

Peruvian lawyer Edwin Béjar Rojas' goal of becoming a judge had been interrupted by National Council of the Magistracy, who rejected his candidacy because of his visual impairment and refused...

Latin America: Photos of Cemeteries in Ecuador and Peru

In commemoration of the feast of All Saints, which is a holiday across Latin America where family members honor their deceased relatives, Natalia Cartolini posts a series of photographs she...

Peru: One Hundred Years of Writer Ciro Alegría

Peruvian writer Ciro Alegía was born 100 years ago, and his best-known novel "Broad and Alien is the World" focuses on the struggles of an indigenous community in the northern...

Peru: Demolition of Municipal Building in Iquitos

Sofía of the blog Con Alas y Pies [es] publishes photos of the recent demolition of the Municipal Building in Iquitos, Peru, and which also caused damage to an adjoining...

Peru: Chimbote in Blogs

The Peruvian coastal city of Chimbote may be best known for its fishing industry, but there is a lot of cultural activity taking place. Blogs from Chimbote have played an...

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