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Gabriela García Calderón

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 I like reading, watch good movies, getting letters (unfortunately outdated now), writing on my blog Seis de enero (January 6th) and sharing an ice cream all around the year (as long as it's not chocolate).

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23 August 2016

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."

22 July 2016

Meet the Two Latin American Women Vying for the United Nations’ Top Job

"Excited that @CFigueres is running for #nextSG. Paris Agreement was an incredible achievement."

16 July 2016

Recently Discovered Rock Paintings May Change Machu Picchu's History as We Know It

Machu Picchu returns to the headlines with the discovery of rock paintings about 100 yards away from the very well-known tourist destination.

6 July 2016

After Florida Court Verdict, Latin America Remembers Executed Musician Victor Jara

Emblematic Chilean songwriter Víctor Jara, killed after the 1973 military coup in Chile, returns to the headlines after a US federal court's verdict. Global Voices remembers his visit to Peru.

1 July 2016

Technology, Engineering and Incredible Discoveries Mark the Panama Canal Expansion

"The Panama Canal I visited is now a tiny little canal compared to what's being inaugurated today."

16 June 2016

Climate Change Threatens Qoyllur Riti, a Festival That Mixes Catholic and Indigenous Beliefs in Peru

The Peruvian celebration of Qoyllur Riti shows the religious syncretism typical of the region, but it's being threatened by climate change.

13 June 2016

What It Means to Reclaim Indigenous Knowledge in a University Setting in Bolivia

"The University [...] exists thanks to the struggle of our grandparents"

6 June 2016

The Amazing Stories of Las Lajas Sanctuary, the “Most Beautiful Church in the World”

In Colombia, the Las Lajas Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary is at the center of numerous visits and fantastic stories, celebrating the miraculous nature of the temple.

30 May 2016

Peru Has Not One, but Two Tours Dedicated to Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa

The tours, which take place in Miraflores and Arequipa, are dedicated to Vargas Llosa, whose works include the novels Conversation in the Cathedral and Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter.

20 May 2016

Saint-Exupéry's ‘Little Prince’ Can Speak Aymara Now

For the first time, Aymara speakers will be able to enjoy in their native tongue Saint-Exupéry's book "The Little Prince", the story of a pilot and a mysterious boy.

27 April 2016

Buenos Aires’ Not So Little Italy

Italian Argentines show their cultural legacy in different ways. In Buenos Aires' annual "Piccola Italia" festival, "Al Dente!" celebrates the country's Day of Italianness.

21 March 2016

When in Need, Some Peruvians Pray to Unofficial Saints

Although the Roman Catholic Church has not officially recognized them, folk saints like Sarita Colonia and Chacalón have large followings in Peru.

16 March 2016

Let’s Tour the Lima and Mexico City of Yesteryear

Some images make us travel to periods and places considered other people's memories; but thanks to images shared online, you can travel in time and space to Lima and Mexico.

1 March 2016

Poyais, the 19th-Century Con That Remains One of History's Boldest

A Scottish military man promised there were fortunes to be made in Poyais. The problem? Poyais didn't exist.

14 February 2016

The Daughters of Violence Fight Back Against Street Harassment in Mexico with Art

Three Mexican girls are fighting back against street sexual harassment that victimises women, with wit and punk rock.

11 February 2016

Making Wasted Uneaten Food a Thing of the Past in Argentina

The Full Plate Project started when two friends realized there is a lot of unconsumed food that's thrown away when events have finished. So they decided to do something.

8 February 2016

A Costa Rican Political Party's ‘Incendiary’ Ad Didn't Seem to Help Them at the Polls

"That advertisement could seem to us idiotic... but these little Costa Rican army and far-right political groups are symptoms."

5 February 2016

Kuelap, the Ancient Fortress That Aims to Become the Second Biggest Tourist Destination in Peru

"The old occupants of Kuelap abandoned their city before the Spaniards arrived, for reasons that remain unknown."

1 February 2016

What Kicked Off in Uruguay that Lasts for 40 Days?

It lasts for 40 days and is considered the longest carnival in the world. The Uruguayan Carnival brings together traditions born Europe and Africa, and offers a whole lot more.

27 January 2016

Don't Be Confused. The Panama Hat Is an Old Ecuadorian Tradition

Don't let name confuse you: the Panama hat comes from Ecuador and its manual crafting is a tradition and source of pride among its rural manufacturers.

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