Archive for December, 2012

Peru’s year in politics according to the cartoon caricature of El Comercio

Peru’s year in politics according to the cartoon caricature of El Comercio

There was no shortage of astoundingly absurd political folly in 2012 in Peru. And what better way to understand the political reality of a society than from humor, embodied in the art of caricature. Click on the image below to open a gallery of El Comercio’s political cartoons from these […]

Peru implements tougher gun licensing regulations

Peru is implementing drastically tougher regulations for the issuance of permits to own and carry firearms, local media reported Saturday. The new rules were enacted under a legislative decree published Dec. 7 and are unrelated to the Dec. 14,  Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut, which has received broad […]

Fires Over Christmas Claim Three Lives, Destroy Shanty Town Homes

Three people died Friday and another five were injured in a house fire in the east Lima district of Ate, according to the fire department.   The three-story house was being used to store fireworks and make firework display “castles”, which meant that gunpowder and other flammable materials were scattered throughout […]

The worthy work of Manos Unidas for special needs children in Cusco

The worthy work of Manos Unidas for special needs children in Cusco

Over the last eight years, Celeste Marion, a Seattle, Washington native, and Mercedes Delgado Chavez, from Cusco, have tackled a seemingly insurmountable problem: the cultural stigma in Peru against special needs children. Their non-profit foundation Manos Unidas was founded in 2008 and they have done amazing work with  children and […]