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U.S. firm sues Peru for payment of 140-year-old bonds
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 4, 2015 1 comment

U.S. firm sues Peru for payment of 140-year-old bonds

An Illinois firm has sued the government of Peru for $182 million for its failure to pay 140-year-old sovereign bonds from the guano era. Bloomberg reports that a lawsuit from  Full Article »

Mario Vargas Llosa leaves wife for Isabel Preysler
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 16, 2015 3 comments

Mario Vargas Llosa leaves wife for Isabel Preysler

Peruvian author and columnist Mario Vargas Llosa has separated from his longtime wife Patricia Llosa. Peru’s most celebrated novelist and winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature told a  Full Article »

Transgender man gives birth in Arequipa
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Transgender man gives birth in Arequipa

A transgender man has given birth to a baby in Arequipa for the first time in Peruvian history. A man identified as “Alejandro” according to his identification arrived at the  Full Article »

Ayahuasca chemical may treat diabetes
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 23, 2015 Leave a comment

Ayahuasca chemical may treat diabetes

A chemical from the key ingredient in ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic tea common among indigenous tribes of the Amazon jungle, could be used in the treatment of diabetes. The scientific journal,  Full Article »