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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 »

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 »