Archive for May, 2009

Angels of Dance: taking children from the streets to the stage

Angels of Dance: taking children from the streets to the stage

By Annie Thériault —– The inspiration for a life-changing project came at a red light, four years ago. When the Municipal Ballet’s prima ballerina, Vania Masías, drove to a stop at the traffic light- just one more car among the thousands crawling through Lima’s overcrowded streets – a group of […]

by · May 31, 2009 · 0 comments · Arts/Culture, Feature
Yungay 1970-2009: remembering the tragedy of The Earthquake

Yungay 1970-2009: remembering the tragedy of The Earthquake

By Annie Thériault —- Thirty-nine years ago this Sunday, on May 31, 1970, an undersea earthquake off the coast of Casma and Chimbote, north of Lima, triggered one of the most cataclysmic avalanches in recorded history – wiping out the entire highland town of Yungay and most of its 25,000 […]

Dutch woman attempting to smuggle 12 kilos of cocaine arrested in Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport

A 38-year old Dutch woman was arrested in Peru’s Jorge Chavez International Airport on Thursday, after officials found 12 kilos of cocaine allegedly tucked away in her luggage, state news agency Andina reported. Alexandra de Kreek was first spotted by behavior-detection officers. Pioneered by Israeli airport security, behavior detection involves […]

by · May 26, 2009 · 0 comments · Coca/Cocaine, Crime