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 I like reading, watch good movies, getting letters (unfortunately outdated now), writing on my blog Seis de enero (January 6th) and sharing an ice cream all around the year (as long as it's not chocolate).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
19 March 2017
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.
6 March 2017
1 March 2017
"...if you give young women a chance by giving them an education, they can become valuable," says director Samantha Grant about her film "Daughters of the Forest".
17 January 2017
Weeks after the tragic death of beloved actress Carrie Fisher, the Internet is digging up the Mexican origins of Princess Leia's iconic hairdo.
17 December 2016
"Change is around the corner, even though we sometimes feel it's far away. The only way to bring change closer is to set our minds on it."
5 December 2016
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.
29 November 2016
Through Hardships to the Stars: These Latin American Children Won’t Let Garbage Stand in the Way of Music
“Per aspera ad astra” means reaching the stars despite hardships. Youngsters from Mexico and Paraguay, whether living among garbage or using it to build musical instruments, are doing just that.
6 October 2016
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.
20 September 2016
"One day, teacher Luis decides to load his two donkeys, Alfa and Beto, with books and takes them to remote areas for children who can't access them otherwise."
11 September 2016
"By filling the information gap and removing barriers to funding, we hope to unlock capital for projects that alleviate poverty and further economic development where it is needed most."
23 August 2016
"The rarest Pokémons are found in avenues outside downtown though, so we drive without distractions while the user catches them."
22 July 2016
16 July 2016
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
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
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
6 June 2016
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
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
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.