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Thousands homeless after fire destroys shantytown in downtown Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 5, 2016 1 comment

Thousands homeless after fire destroys shantytown in downtown Lima

A fire on early Friday morning destroyed the Cantagallo shantytown settled by natives from the Amazon jungle in the Rimac district near downtown Lima. Hundreds of homes were consumed in  Full Article »

Collectors coin honors indigenous culture from Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 14, 2016 1 comment

Collectors coin honors indigenous culture from Peru’s Amazon

Peru’s central bank has issued a new sol coin which features pottery and architecture from the Shipibo-Conibo culture found in the eastern jungle state of Ucayali. The bank will issue  Full Article »

Peru holds ethnic diversity conference for children
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 21, 2015 Leave a comment

Peru holds ethnic diversity conference for children

Today Peru’s education ministry completed the Tinkuy convention of children representing various ethnic communities throughout the country. Named for the Quechua word for “meeting,” the fourth annual conference brought 148  Full Article »

Castañeda’s first 100 days of controversy and gaffes
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Castañeda’s first 100 days of controversy and gaffes

Since assuming office in January, Lima mayor Luis Castañeda’s popularity has plummeted due to a series of controversies and public gaffes. After handily winning the mayoral election last October with  Full Article »