Education Ministry to promote Vargas Llosa works following author’s Nobel award

Peru’s Education Ministry will promote the works of acclaimed Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, in the nation’s school system, the deputy minister of education management, Idel Vexler, said. “The idea is to incorporate in the readings each month the works […]

UN: Extreme poverty declines but inequality persists

A recent report from the United Nations Development Program has found that extreme poverty in Peru has seen a strong decrease over the last decade, however widespread inequities still persist. In 2009, 11.5 percent of Peruvians were living in extreme poverty, compared to 23 percent in 2002. However, inequalities in […]

UNICEF to use information from community violence talks to protect children’s rights in Peru

UNICEF’s office in Peru is planning to use information from discussions it hosted earlier this year on community violence to improve the use of its resources and programs aimed at protecting the rights of children in the South American nation. UNICEF launched a pilot violence prevention program in Ventanilla, a […]

Report finds 78 percent of indigenous children living in poverty

A report presented by UNICEF and the national statistics and technology institute, INEI, has found that in Peru 78 percent of indigenous children between the ages of three and 17  live in poverty, compared to 40 percent for children whose first language is Spanish, state news agency Andina reported. “The […]