Peru has the second-highest rate of violence against women in all of South America. To highlight their country’s failure to protect women from rape, assault, and abuse, contestants at this year’s Miss Peru beauty pageant dispensed with listing their body measurements and instead used their time on stage to call out…
This street festival is bringing Peru’s amateur dancers together—and giving them a chance to turn their skills into careers. Many of the dancers come from low-income backgrounds and earn their living as street performers.
On Wednesday, women around the world went on strike, wore red, and rallied in support of their fellow females in celebration of International Women's Day and the "Day Without A Woman."
Donald Trump has moved out of his golden New York penthouse and into public housing in Washington, DC. It's part of his personal sacrifice to Make America Great Again.
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Peru this week launched its first news show produced entirely in the ancestral Quechua language, as part of an effort to fight discrimination against indigenous people and move towards becoming a more inclusive country.
Barack Obama took advantage of his final international trip as U.S. president to urge young people from all over Latin America to remain optimistic—even during the Trump presidency.
Jackie Lange was still digesting the news of last Tuesday's election results when she got an urgent email from Washington, DC. It was from a retiree in his 60s who was desperate to join one of her relocation tours for people looking to move to Panama.
If there’s one country that pretty much set the entire playbook for vulture funds, it’s Peru. It has defaulted on many different debts at various times in its history, while at the same time being rich enough to pay back those debts in full if it wanted to. That combination is catnip to U.S.-based hedge funds, which…
After an exasperating three days of waiting for election officials to tally ballots, Peruvians still don't know who won their country’s hotly contested presidential election last Sunday.
My home country might be about to elect its first female president this weekend. I would be crushed if they did.
LIMA, Peru—A beer brand known for its roaring jaguar has enlisted a bunch of ordinary-looking dogs and pigs to help educate its customers about the risk of animal extinction.
LIMA—Peru appears to be heading for a presidential runoff election on June 5 between Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Kuczynski after neither candidate managed to win the 50% needed to claim an outright victory in Sunday's first round of voting.
LIMA, Peru – A group of young women hike up their skirts and smear each other’s inner thighs with red paint to symbolize the victims of forced sterilizations. Some women also use black paint to write “never again” across their arms.
LIMA, Peru— The beauty queens practice their poses and wait anxiously backstage to see who’ll go on to the final round of Miss Peru. On the TV screen above, their colleagues get called up in pairs to parade in front of the judges.
A group of female inmates traded in their prison stripes for evening gowns this week for one of South America’s most unusual fashion shows.
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador —Just a short cab ride from a central park teeming with iguanas and bustling with cigarette vendors, lies one of the world’s most unlikely space programs.
Politics, like sex work, makes for strange bedfellows. And Angela Villon has had more than her fair share.
Officials in Peru will use radar imagery from NASA to help protect the renowned Nazca lines, one of the world’s most enigmatic archaeological sites, where an increase in human activity has ignited concerns about potential damage.
An animal shelter in Peru wants to change the way people view stray dogs.
The Green Inferno, a U.S. horror film that depicts a fictitious Amazonian tribe as a horde of violent, bloodthirsty cannibals, is giving some viewers an upset stomach.