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 I like reading, watch good movies, getting letters (unfortunately outdated now), writing on my blog Seis de enero (January 6th) and sharing an ice cream all around the year (as long as it's not chocolate).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
28 November 2015
Bolivia is possibly the only country in the world that sometimes imprisons children and teenagers with their parents, while the latter serve out sentences for criminal convictions.
26 November 2015
Three events have caused Costa Rica to hit the headlines in Central America in mid November. Let's see what it was about.
19 November 2015
17 November 2015
The Peruvian journalist Pilar Celi Frías is one of the winners of the Voices2Paris contest, being selected from among 130 articles about climate change submitted from 40 countries.
14 October 2015
Based on a belief that music can transform people's existence completely, a famous Peruvian tenor launched Symphony for Peru to help the country's disadvantaged children.
28 September 2015
Hinantin is a project aiming to develop Quechua-related software that spreads the indigenous language online through various social networks.
27 September 2015
Works by Latin American writers, including Mario Vargas Llosa and Gabriel García Márquez, will now be available in Quechua, an Andean indigenous language, thanks to a government initiative in Cusco.
11 September 2015
Nowadays, fewer and fewer couples are getting married in many parts of the world, and a group of Argentinian entrepreneurs has introduced "fake weddings" to fill the vacuum.
4 September 2015
Nepohualtzintzin, an abacus that was used in some Mesoamerican cultures, is still used nowadays to solve math problems as accurately as a calculator.
28 August 2015
It's About Time to End Female Genital Mutilation in the Only Latin American Country Where It Still Exists
Female genital mutilation is a practice usually associated with African countries, but in some indigenous communities in Colombia it's still being practiced.
11 August 2015
In 1865, 150 Welsh settlers disembarked from the ship chandler Mimosa in the Argentinian Patagonia, and laid the foundations for the American continent's only instance of peaceful colonisation.
9 August 2015
The Cultural Archive of the Nomatsigenga Language and Culture promises to be a blueprint for indigenous knowledge preservation in South America.
22 July 2015
6 July 2015
Every year, by late June, Peru hunts these relatives of the llama for their exquisite wool, which help make some of the finest fiber in the world.
23 June 2015
22 June 2015
Between 1932 and 1935, Bolivia and Paraguay waged the Chaco War, a conflict considered to be the most important war during the 20th century in South America.
19 June 2015
In some countries, albinos are harassed and even murdered, as symbols of bad luck and sorcery. The Gunas, however, treat their albino children with special respect, though they haven't always.