Arts/Culture

Tourists Deported for Graffiti in Cusco

Tourists Deported for Graffiti in Cusco

Peru’s Immigration office deported four tourists this week, on charges of acts against “public and internal order.” The tourists —from Uruguay and Argentina— were caught painting graffiti on an adobe wall in the Tricentenario square in Cusco. Although the graffiti was painted on a “non historical” wall that is covered […]

The Lost City of Z  — The Movie, the Book, and the Real Story

The Lost City of Z — The Movie, the Book, and the Real Story

By Nicholas Asheshov — The Lost City of Z, the movie of the book by David Grann, has started the rounds at cinemas in the UK and opens on Easter weekend in the United States.  The film covers the expedition in 1925 of the Amazon surveyor and explorer Colonel Percival Fawcett, […]

The Face of Peruvian Beauty

The Face of Peruvian Beauty

An exhibition of 40 photographs of women from all over Peru, at the Banco Central Museum this month, shows the viewer a rich and very different perspective from the stereotypes that are the usual benchmarks for “beauty” in local commercial photography and the mass media. The photographs, in various sizes and […]

Kuczynski Appoints New Defense and Culture Ministers

Kuczynski Appoints New Defense and Culture Ministers

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski swore in two new ministers on Monday, the first shift in his cabinet since his inauguration in July. Jorge Nieto, who headed the Ministry of Culture since July and was pleased with his results so far, has taken on the Defense portfolio a full week after his […]