Peru’s Floods Raise Many Questions

As you may have already read in the news, hundreds of people have lost their lives in the recent flooding and heavy rains caused by the El Nino phenomenon in Peru. This tragic development raises far too many questions even as the number of deaths continues to increase. Almost 178,000 people are homeless and a million people’s homes are at least partially damaged. Read more..

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Language Politics in Peru and Elsewhere

Most countries have their litany of social problems and Peru is no exception. Luis Escobedo recently questioned if Peru is a racist state, in an opinion piece on Peru This Week. He cites the example of Spanish being given importance over other languages that are spoken in Peru, such as Quechua, Aymara, Ashaninka, among others. Read more..

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Galeria Delbarrio, a Hidden Gem of an Art Gallery

It is certainly true that Lima offers an impressive display of artwork both contemporary and historical, and there are numerous museums and galleries to visit for an overview of these works. Yet for those travelers who want to explore the Peruvian art world in more depth, you need to come away from these larger collections and visit some smaller galleries. Read more..

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