Arts/Culture

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 […]

Juan Diego Flórez, the Inca and Rule Britannia. Brexit.

Juan Diego Flórez, the Inca and Rule Britannia. Brexit.

 By Paul Goulder — History was made last weekend at the Last Night of the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, London and the simultaneous Proms in the (Hyde) Park, as Peruvian Juan Diego Flórez — the “world’s greatest tenor and heir to Pavarotti” — sang Rule Britannia dressed as […]

Archaeological Homecoming: Largest Recovery of Antiquities Returns to Peru

Archaeological Homecoming: Largest Recovery of Antiquities Returns to Peru

More than four thousand archaeological and historical pieces were exhibited last week at the Ministry of Culture, to celebrate the success by the Ministry of Foreign Relations in recovering the artifacts from Argentina, Canada, Chile, Spain and the United States. The pieces include prehispanic pots and textiles, Colonial Cusco-school paintings, […]

John Hemming Lecture: Two English Friends of Peru

John Hemming Lecture: Two English Friends of Peru

British author and explorer John Hemming will be giving a series of talks in Lima next week, beginning on Monday at the Teatro Britanico. Hemming is perhaps most known in Peru for his best-selling ‘Conquest of the Incas’, a must-read that Mario Vargas Llosa has described as an “extraordinary book.”  […]