Archive for November, 2010

Peru celebrates UNESCO inscription of Danza de Tijeras and other Andean ritual dance

Peru celebrates UNESCO inscription of Danza de Tijeras and other Andean ritual dance

One of the most thoughtful interpretations of the dance in recent years was created by Peruvian filmmaker Gabriela Yepes in her beautiful and poignant 2008 short film Danzak.

Yepes is currently at work with New York documentary director/producer Mitch Teplitsky on a documentary about scissors dancers.

Poll: Lima sees Castañeda first, Toledo second for presidential election

Poll: Lima sees Castañeda first, Toledo second for presidential election

A recent poll in Lima and Callao shows that former President Alejandro Toledo is in second place for President of Peru among voter intentions in upcoming general elections, to be held in April 2011. The favorite is Lima’s former mayor, Luis Castañeda, with 27.1 percent of the intention to vote […]

by · November 17, 2010 · 0 comments · Politics

Prosecutor files charges against Cataño for money laundering

A prosecutor in Peru’s southern Tacna department has pressed charges against the owner of Peruvian Airlines, Cesar Cataño, for money laundering, Ideeleradio reported. The charges are based on a report by the counter-narcotics police, who found that Cataño cannot account for personal assets totalling $42 million.  The investigation also includes […]

Peru Support Group Annual Conference 2010: Peru & Latin America: Signs of Change?

The London-based Peru Support Group will be holding its annual conference November 27, at Kingston University, Surrey. The theme this year is “Peru & Latin America: Signs of Change?” Guest speaker is Lord Avebury, chairman of the organization, founder of Britain’s Parliamentary Human Rights Group and member of the Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs […]