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Eighty years of Peru’s literary icon Mario Vargas Llosa
Posted by Colin Post on Mar 29, 2016 Leave a comment

Eighty years of Peru’s literary icon Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa celebrated his 80th birthday at a Madrid hotel on Monday, five years after The Economist called him “the region’s conscience.” The Nobel laureate’s celebration was attended by 400  Full Article »

New Mario Vargas Llosa novel set in Alberto Fujimori’s Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 28, 2016 Leave a comment

New Mario Vargas Llosa novel set in Alberto Fujimori’s Peru

“Five Corners,” the next novel by Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, deals with corruption and fear during the 1990s government of former President Alberto Fujimori. Vargas’ new novel will create  Full Article »

Mario Vargas Llosa endorses Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 5, 2015 Leave a comment

Mario Vargas Llosa endorses Pedro Pablo Kuczynski

Author Mario Vargas Llosa has endorsed former Cabinet chief and economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for President of Peru. The Nobel Prize winner and former presidential candidate delivered harsh criticism for Kuczynski’s  Full Article »

Mario Vargas Llosa forces retraction from New York Times
Posted by Colin Post on Aug 25, 2015 Leave a comment

Mario Vargas Llosa forces retraction from New York Times

The New York Times has retracted disputed facts published in a review of author Mario Vargas Llosa’s “Notes on the Death of Culture.” Book critic Joshua Cohen called Vargas Llosa  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 »

Government battles extortion epidemic with cell phone restrictions
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Government battles extortion epidemic with cell phone restrictions

Peru’s interior minister has announced tough new regulations for cellular phone accounts as a measure to combat the country’s growing extortion gangs. According to interior minister Jose Luis Perez, an anonymous  Full Article »

Book highlights violence against women in Peru
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 21, 2015 1 comment

Book highlights violence against women in Peru

Cumbia dancer and model Lady Guillen’s new ebook makes a powerful statement about domestic violence in Peru. Guillen was kidnapped and beaten by her ex-boyfriend, cumbia singer Rony Garcia, in 2012.  Full Article »