Archive for October, 2009

Peru President Garcia pulls out all the stops for musician’s funeral

Peru President Garcia pulls out all the stops for musician’s funeral

Arturo ‘Zambo’ Cavero, a popular cajón percussionist and singer of Peruvian creole music, was buried Oct.11 following three days of wake and funeral ceremonies that included a mass at the Nazarenas church, home to the Lord of Miracles, and homage at Lima’s cathedral, the government palace, and Congress. Cavero’s powerful […]

Fukuyama in Peru: Redistribution of wealth is essential

Fukuyama in Peru: Redistribution of wealth is essential

The greatest challenge to democracy in Latin America is to try to provide socio-economic solutions through consensus, according to Francis Fukuyama. The problem, he says, is the popular trend today of using methods that are not necessarily democratic. The author of The End of History and The Last Man, a […]

Purloined Lung returned to Bodies Exhibition

The press were alerted and a $2000 reward was offered when a polymer-coated lung went missing this week at the Bodies exhibition, held at the Camacho shopping mall in La Molina. The lung was taken when the medical student on watch duty in a roomful of at least 50 visitors, […]

Threats to Peru Human Rights Leader Escalate

Threats to Peru Human Rights Leader Escalate

A month ago his two pet Labradors were killed with poison. Later, he received anonymous phone calls warning that “what we did to your dogs we are going to do to you.” The phone calls have increased and, last week, he made the threats public. Salomon Lerner, rector emeritus of […]