Op-Ed Contributors

A change of air, new perspectives

By Eleanor Griffis Peruvian Times Publisher——– Susana Villaran will be sworn in as the new mayor of Lima on January 1, on the promises of transparency and inclusion.  The thunder of her win was stolen by the drawn-out counting of observed votes, but in the end the exit polls prevailed.   […]

Reader’s comment on Peru lawmaker’s reaction to Arizona’s illegal immigrant law

Dear Peruvian Times Readers, It has come to our attention that the “Comment” form on our Web site is not working properly, and we are working to fix the problem as soon as possible. In the meantime, we received the following message from one of you concerning our story posted […]

Why to root against The Milk of Sorrow’s Oscar nomination

“This nomination will bring Peruvian destinations into fashion and will be key to boosting tourism in Peru,” declared Peru’s minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Martin Pérez.

A remarkable statement, if you believe, as I do, that “The Milk of Sorrow” does for Peru and Peruvians what John Boorman’s “Deliverance” did for the Appalachians and the mountain people of Georgia.

OPINION: The Innocence of the Guilty

By José Luis Mejía All politicians are guilty, or almost all of them. If they were judged by a court made up of good men (in the true sense of the word) –as the Spanish poet Antonio Machado would say—nine out of ten would land up, bones and crimes, in […]