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 I like reading, watch good movies, getting letters (unfortunately outdated now), writing on my blog Seis de enero (January 6th) and sharing an ice cream all around the year (as long as it's not chocolate).

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Latest posts by Gabriela García Calderón

9 May 2017

We're Living Longer, But Not Everyone Is Living Healthier

The World Health Organization confirms that we are living longer, but are we living healthier? Medigo, a health-specialized platform, says not everyone is.

19 March 2017

Peruvians Find Strength in Surviving a Merciless March

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

‘Whistle at Women No More,’ Say Construction Workers in Peru

In Peru, there is a ray of hope for women who want to avoid street harassment.

1 March 2017

‘Daughters of the Forest’ Documents How Education Empowers Young Women in Rural Paraguay

"...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

Princess Leia's Hairdo Didn't Come From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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

MujeresMundi Offers Spanish-Language Chronicles of Women's Roles Around the World

"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

Many Names, One Sweet Latin American Confection

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

There’s a Teacher Roaming Rural Colombia Atop Two Donkeys, Bringing a Mobile Library to Children

"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

Meet Capital Finder, a Free Tool for Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

"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

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.

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