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New documentary showcases different side of Peru’s cocaine valley
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Mar 25, 2017 Leave a comment

New documentary showcases different side of Peru’s cocaine valley

The short film, “Racing in Cocaine Valley,” showcases the bizarre sport of rickshaw racing popular in the VRAEM region of Peru’s eastern jungles. A deadly sport in the dangerous VRAEM region  Full Article »

Peru’s Olympic icon to face trial for corruption
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jan 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Peru’s Olympic icon to face trial for corruption

Peru’s seven-time Olympian shooter Francisco Boza faces up to five years in jail on charges of collusion and criminal conspiracy. The 1984 silver medalist who was Peru’s flag bearer at the  Full Article »

Paolo Guerrero biopic has successful premiere in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 5, 2017 Leave a comment

Paolo Guerrero biopic has successful premiere in Peru

“Guerrero,” a film based on the life of Peruvian soccer player Paolo Guerrero, had the bestselling opening weekend of any Peruvian film in 2016. Over 112,000 people went to see  Full Article »

Peru wins fifth consecutive tourism award for best food
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 6, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru wins fifth consecutive tourism award for best food

The World Travel Awards (WTA) have selected Peru as the World’s Leading Culinary Destination in 2016 for the fifth consecutive year. The “Oscars” of tourism have designated Peru as the  Full Article »

Peru painter Fernando de Szyszlo publishes memoir
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 22, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru painter Fernando de Szyszlo publishes memoir

Peruvian painter Fernando de Szyszlo has published “Life without an owner,” an autobiography detailing the “friends, loves and ghosts” of his life. The 290-page book is the first by the  Full Article »

Peru honors Francisco Bolognesi, fallen hero in War of the Pacific
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 2, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru honors Francisco Bolognesi, fallen hero in War of the Pacific

Peru’s central bank has issued a coin honoring 19th-century war hero Francisco Bolognesi, who was killed by Chilean invaders in 1880 during the War of the Pacific. The bank will  Full Article »

Peru collectors coin remembers War of the Pacific with Tacna arch
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 30, 2016 1 comment

Peru collectors coin remembers War of the Pacific with Tacna arch

Peru’s central bank has issued a new sol coin featuring Tacna’s Parabolic Arch as the final edition of its Wealth and Pride series of collectors’ coins. The bank issued 12  Full Article »

Remembering Yma Sumac, ‘The Peruvian Songbird,’ at 94
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 16, 2016 Leave a comment

Remembering Yma Sumac, ‘The Peruvian Songbird,’ at 94

Google’s homepage featured an image of Yma Sumac on Sept. 13, which would have marked the 94th birthday of the Peruvian soprano who found global fame with her four-octave voice. “The  Full Article »

Mistura 2016: Lima food festival’s ninth edition panned
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 15, 2016 Leave a comment

Mistura 2016: Lima food festival’s ninth edition panned

Mistura, Peru’s annual food festival held in Lima, has received sharp criticism for a perceived decline in quality and over-commercialization. While Mistura has not released its official attendance numbers, Semana  Full Article »

Dengue Dengue Dengue’s third album hailed in Peru and abroad
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 2, 2016 Leave a comment

Dengue Dengue Dengue’s third album hailed in Peru and abroad

Peru’s audiovisual DJ group Dengue Dengue Dengue have released their third album, “Siete Raices,” to international acclaim. “Siete Raices,” which means “seven roots” and is the name of an herbal aphrodisiac  Full Article »