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Myths and legends guarded by Peru’s Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon, apart from housing the most amazing biodiversity, is also home to a myriad of magical myths and mysterious occurrences. I was fortunate enough to have lived in the southern part of the Peruvian Amazon in the Madre de Dios region for 5 months, and I was always captivated by the many mysterious stories […]

How to preserve Peru’s Amazon rainforest. Interview with Rhett Butler

Many of those living on the coast or in the mountains of Peru forget that 50% of Peru’s landmass is covered by the Amazon rainforest. So it should be important to all those who live or have an interest in Peru, to be aware of the importance of its rainforest, as well as on a […]

Peru’s women have advanced, but society is still ‘machista’

Today millions of women will receive various tributes and honors. There is much to celebrate but is Peru on its way to fairness and mutual respect, something its women have longed for through ages? Surveys conducted by two universities in relation to today’s International Women’s Day reveal that in general Peruvian women have advanced in […]

In Peru I Found My Culture. Where Will You Find Yours?

Culture does not begin inside of us. Rather, culture stems from all that is around us, from all that we see, hear, learn, and reject throughout our lives. As children, our culture begins to take shape, sometimes from just a few influences. For others, as in my case, culture is obtained from a plethora of […]

Peruvian citadel is site of earliest ancient solar observatory in the Americas

(official public release by Yale University) New Haven, Conn. — Archeologists from Yale and the University of Leicester have identified an ancient solar observatory at Chankillo, Peru as the oldest in the Americas with alignments covering the entire solar year, according to an article in the March 2 issue of Science. Recorded accounts from the […]

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