Stories about Peru from March, 2014
Racism is alive and well in Peru's multiethnic society. With the spread of social networks, racist practices have become a topic of debate among activists and the general public.
The announcement by the Minister of Energy and Mines that oil exploration activities would no longer require environmental impact studies has surprised Peruvian environmentalists. Experts are mostly against it.
In rural Peru, women are encouraged to spend their last weeks of pregnancy in special residential facilities that offer comfort and care. But the waiting is difficult.
The Peruvian left is being challenged in regards to its position on protests in Venezuela. Is it a modern left? Does it support Maduro's government? The answers are not simple.