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 I like reading, watch good movies, getting letters (unfortunately outdated now), writing on my blog Seis de enero (January 6th) and sharing an ice cream all around the year (as long as it's not chocolate).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
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.
27 April 2016
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
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
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
14 February 2016
11 February 2016
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
"That advertisement could seem to us idiotic... but these little Costa Rican army and far-right political groups are symptoms."
5 February 2016
"The old occupants of Kuelap abandoned their city before the Spaniards arrived, for reasons that remain unknown."
1 February 2016
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 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.