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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 »

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 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 »

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 »

Upscale Lima district criticized for restricting Pokemon Go
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Sep 13, 2016 Leave a comment

Upscale Lima district criticized for restricting Pokemon Go

Authorities in a quiet, upscale district of Lima, Peru have enacted restrictions against the popular mobile video game, Pokemon Go. The La Punta district in Callao this month enacted an ordinance which regulates  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 »

Mistura 2016: Lima food festival to feature other countries’ cuisines
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Aug 31, 2016 Leave a comment

Mistura 2016: Lima food festival to feature other countries’ cuisines

Mistura, Lima’s annual food festival and Latin America’s largest, will feature chefs and cuisines from Mexico, India and other countries in 2016. The ninth edition of the annual food festival featuring  Full Article »

Award-winning film showcases ‘Baguazo’ conflict in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 18, 2016 2 comments

Award-winning film showcases ‘Baguazo’ conflict in Peru’s Amazon

“When Two Worlds Collide,” a documentary about the “Baguazo” conflict which left 33 people dead, opened in theaters in the United States on Wednesday. The Sundance award-winning documentary showcases the  Full Article »

American film highlights Peru’s sovereign-debt dispute
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jul 19, 2016 1 comment

American film highlights Peru’s sovereign-debt dispute

“The Debt,” an American film which explores Peru’s sovereign-debt lawsuit and other issues, opened in U.S. theaters last week. The film’s plot entwines the stories of American hedge fund manager Oliver,  Full Article »

Peru violinist Pauchi Sasaki wins esteemed apprenticeship
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 7, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru violinist Pauchi Sasaki wins esteemed apprenticeship

Peruvian violinist Pauchi Sasaki was selected to apprentice under American composer Philip Glass by the Rolex Mentor and Protege Initiative. The Rolex Mentor and Protege Initiative panel of experts designates  Full Article »