Lima-based Peruvian-born, I live two blocks away from the Pacific Ocean. I'm a lawyer, lefty, short-sighted. I am able to read from right to left, as a mirror. I love Limean winter, yes, the winter. I like reading, watch good movies, getting letters (unfortunately outdated now), writing on my blog Seis de enero (January 6th) and sharing an ice cream all around the year (as long as it's not chocolate).
Latest posts by Gabriela García Calderón
With the hashtag #WarmallanAmaraqMamaqa ["Girls, not mothers"], high school students launch a rap video to demand protection for indigenous and peasant girls.
Authorities first dismissed the disappearance alleging she had left her husband for another man.
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.
Add beautiful door knockers to your list of reasons to visit Cartagena de Indias in Colombia.
"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 small Galician town of Narón launched the campaign in January 2018. By February 2019, the population had lost a total 46,000 kilos.
"Ch’in Ajvali" was released in November 2018 by the independent Argentinian publisher Los Injunables, which published an Aymara translation of the same book in 2016.
"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."
"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."
References to comic characters and underhanded dealings during Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski failed impeachment process that ended up in ex-President Alberto Fujimori being pardoned has marked recently Peruvian politics.
The organization, created by renowned Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez to take music to disadvantaged youth, expanded its work to Spain, to show how they "sing, play, grow!"
The "cementazo", roughly translated as "huge cement blow", is a corruption case tarnishing the presidential election in one of the most institutionally stable countries in Latin America.
"#IfTheyKillMe I'm sure it will be for having been to a concert or to the theatre at night, I'm sure it will be my fault for enjoying my life."
"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.
"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!"
Peruvian Ministry of Interior Affairs launched the campaign "Que no te encuentren" (Don't let them find you) to counter human trafficking in Peru.