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Why Empowering Girls Is Key To Ending Poverty

Ravi Kumar | Posted 06.21.2013 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

Sokha, a skinny orphan girl in Cambodia used to pick through garbage to survive. But thanks to series of events, she was able to enroll in school and ...

Big Cities, Small Stays

Oyster | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel

So though mega-metropolises like Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, or Los Angeles might intimidate you, fear not. You can always retreat to these intimate boutiques for some quiet time amidst the bustle of the big city.

Lima and Dust

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.18.2013 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

Lima is a host of cities, some whimsically superimposed on others. It's like a young woman whose body has outgrown her clothes and they no longer fit. Thus, the traffic bottlenecks and the many cranes raising buildings on all sides.

Father Allegedly Sets Fire To HIV-Positive Gay Son In Peru

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Peruvian father faces allegations that he doused his son with gasoline and set him on fire after learning the 22-year-old was gay and HIV-positive. ...

PHOTOS: Fighting For Peru's Red Gold

Posted 04.13.2013 | Home

We enter the logging camp at first light, swarming the squalid huts before anyone has time to reach for a rifle. A fair-haired man in a yellow soccer ...

Mario Vargas Llosa: A Nobel Long Overdue

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.06.2013 | Home
Yoani Sanchez

Vargas Llosa and his literature are responsible, in a direct and "premeditated" way, for much of what I am today: from my matrimonial happiness and my aversion to totalitarianism, to my having reneged on philology and turned to journalism.

1,600 Years Of Ice In Andes Melted In 25 Years, Scientists Say

The New York Times | JUSTIN GILLIS | Posted 04.05.2013 | Green

Glacial ice in the Peruvian Andes that took at least 1,600 years to form has melted in just 25 years, scientists reported Thursday, the latest indicat...

Jack the Ripper Doesn't Teach Global Competence: Why We Need to Rethink Student Travel

John Hrabe | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
John Hrabe

To prepare American students for today's global economy, we need trips that build global competence with quality cultural engagement. With a few exceptions, most international student travel is failing to build that skill.

Chavez: Guiding Star or Cautionary Tale for the left?

Antonio Roldán Monés | Posted 05.25.2013 | Home
Antonio Roldán Monés

The reality in Venezuela does not support Chavez's supposed leftist credentials. It would be much better for the European and British left to look at more sensible Latin American leftist leaders such as Velasco or Lula, and less toward Chávez's siren calls.

PHOTOS: New Lizard Species Discovered In Peru

Posted 03.21.2013 | Green

From Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer: Two new colorful species of lizards have been discovered in the Peruvian rain forest, in a little...

Campesino Turned Entrepreneur: Julio Ibarrola

Larry Coben | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact
Larry Coben

Julio was born and lived his entire life in San Jose de Moro, Peru, site of a famed Moche cemetery and ritual center. Until 2011, Julio was a part-time day laborer in town, working for under ten dollars a day when jobs were available.

The Joy Of Foreign Healthcare?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel
Dr. Layla McCay

In Japan I wandered the pristine halls of Osaka University Hospital, ostensibly charting objective healthcare outcome differences, but really marveling at the anecdotal nuances of difference in ward rounds.

PHOTOS: 8 Unusual Sweets From Around The World

Triposo | Posted 05.13.2013 | Taste

Here are eight of our favorite unusual sweets from all around the world. Have you tried any of these?

American Tourists Feared Missing In Peru Found On Boat In Peru

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | Home

By Terry Wade LIMA, Feb 26 (Reuters) - A young California couple feared by family to have been abducted while on a cycling trip throug...

Journalist Murdered In Broad Daylight

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2013 | Media

* Police put more officers on the streets of Lima * Rising crime rate a top concern among Peruvians * U.S. couple missin...

Don't Take Your Cup of Coffee for Granted

Daniel Klein | Posted 04.24.2013 | Green
Daniel Klein

This summer I had the good fortune of taking a trip with a team of Equal Exchange employees to Bahuaja-Sonene Naitonal Park and the coffee growing towns that surround this protected area. Watch these videos to see what goes into each cup of coffee you drink.

Archeologists Discover Ancient Temple

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.15.2013 | Home

Peruvian archeologists have discovered a temple believed to be about 5,000 years old at the ancient El Paraiso archeological site in a valley just nor...

The Greatest Machu Picchu Photobomb

Posted 01.30.2013 | Travel

Oh, Machu Picchu, ancient city of the Incas, pride of Peru, must-see travel destination: You've never been so appropriately photobombed by a llama. ...

Where the Streets Have No Name

Maura Kelly | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
Maura Kelly

It was just after midnight on Thanksgiving morning when we arrived at Pronoei Santa Clara de Asís in Huaycan, Lima. My husband, Michael Pryce, and I wanted to meet and understand the needs of the migrant people living in Huaycan, a shantytown on the edge of Lima.

A Bunch of Diners Just Got the Surprise of Their Lives

Anneli Rufus | Posted 03.25.2013 | Home
Anneli Rufus

They were screaming. They were hugging. They were jumping up and down in the aisles. It was weird watching faces turn from mild smiling complacency to staring pop-eyed shock. Someone near me shouted, "Oprah moment!"

50 Shades Of Green Travel

Irene Lane | Posted 03.08.2013 | Travel
Irene Lane

While many journalists, philosophers, scientists and lay people debated the significance of the Mayan calendar finishing last December 21, one fact that was consistently overlooked was that the Mayans celebrated the end of their calendar as it was regarded as a new beginning.

Back Doors To The Source

Shaman Durek | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Shaman Durek

Connecting through the use of drugs and medicines is like sneaking into Source's backdoor and seeking the answers to questions without having the knowledge and understanding of how the spirit world works.

Building Rural Libraries Close to Heaven

Adam Pervez | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Adam Pervez

How do you bring the world to a remote Andean village? More than the world, how do you give kids in your birth village access to knowledge beyond the school curriculum and local folklore?

PHOTOS: The Amazon's Traveling Doctors

WHERE | Posted 02.04.2013 | Travel

Deep in the Amazon jungle, upriver of the town of Iquitos, Peru, a team of visiting and local doctors steam up the Amazon and its tributaries on the riverboat Nenita.

PHOTOS: The Best Tourist Trap Alternatives

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 01.30.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Name recognition is the only thing you'll sacrifice if you swap out the usual tourist attractions for these lesser-known spots.