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Stories about Peru

Peru’s World Cup Chances Cause Stir As Some Fans Hoard Tickets to a Qualifying Game

"It all depends on us" it's heard all over in Peruvian streets and networks, with rising chances to qualify to Football World Cup after decades of watching them from afar.

Peru’s Inti Currency Is Just One Reminder of When Peruvian Economy Went Crazy

"Alan, do you remember this banknote? Indeed, 5 "million" intis. Today they could get you a modest breakfast with six pieces of bread, butter and jam!"

Broadcasting the Thrill of the “Gooooooooal” in the Quechua Language

Football broadcasters in Peru are sharing the play-by-play in the Quechua language during the country's historic run towards a World Cup 2018 berth.

Peru's Clever Social Media Campaign Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking

Peruvian Ministry of Interior Affairs launched the campaign "Que no te encuentren" (Don't let them find you) to counter human trafficking in Peru.

The 17th-Century Peruvian Saint With a 21st-Century Social Media Presence

"We have more than 100,000 likes and 100,000 followers on Facebook! Let's keep sharing!"

Automatic Speech Recognition Project Seeks to Revitalize the Quechua Languages

Can you imagine computers, smartphones and robots that speak Quechua? A Peruvian engineer’s work aims to do just that.

Amid a Teacher Strike, a Powerful Image Shakes Up Peruvian Social Media

"The single gesture of caressing this petite lady on the face makes him –magically– a tender giant".

Young Peruvians Trade Weapons for Shears and Razors

Ingenious solutions to big problems. Barbering becomes an alternative to crime for Peru's youngsters.

Peruvian Sportscaster's Racist Comments Trigger Outrage Across Two Countries

"The media has a great responsibility in society, to not repeat stereotypes, not amplify them, and not to replicate racist actions."

Peruvians Find Strength in Surviving a Merciless March

Since early March, several cities in Peru have struggled with a seemingly endless wave of heavy rains, floods, landslides, road closures, and lately school closures.

‘Whistle at Women No More,’ Say Construction Workers in Peru

In Peru, there is a ray of hope for women who want to avoid street harassment.

What Worried Latin Americans in 2016?

"How philosophical, how profound are the doubts that trouble the Latin American minds of our times."

Activists Around the World Could Learn From Peru's History of Protest

Look to civil society's innovations in 1990s Peru, and activists around the world today could learn some vital lessons in resisting autocracy.

Interested in Cultural Feminism? Serve Yourselves!

A well-known Peruvian educational outreach blog has listed 70 Spanish-language texts available on cultural and women's struggles.

Chapecoense Club Tragedy Brings Back Memories of Plane Crash with Peruvian Football Team, Alianza Lima

In the wake of the plane crash involving members of the Brazilian football club Chapecoense, Peruvian fans remember what happened to Alianza Lima football club in December 1987.

Dear Young Progressive Annoyed About the Trump Victory…

"Is it such a terrible thing that the other half of the country should have the right to to have a government it favors in power?"

Many Names, One Sweet Latin American Confection

Its name doesn't matter, it's an essential ingredient for confectionery. So much that alfajores are unimaginable without a spoonful of this sweet made out of milk.

Tremors Hit Southern Peru, Leaving Thousands Without a Home

A strong earthquake shook the Peruvian province of Arequipa in mid-August, killing at least four people and leaving hundreds without a home.

Peruvian Pokémon Go Players Eager to Cover More Ground Are Hiring Motorcycle Taxi Drivers

"The rarest Pokémons are found in avenues outside downtown though, so we drive without distractions while the user catches them."

If You Doubt Peru's National Confidence, Just Check Out Its Cherished Military Parade

The parade has taken place in many different settings. It now takes place in centric Brasil Avenue, with some spectators arriving before sunrise to ensure they get seats.

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