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Peru gov’t to turn house where Vargas Llosa was born into museum

Peru gov’t to turn house where Vargas Llosa was born into museum

The house where Peruvian novelist and Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa was born will be turned into a museum, Culture Minister Juan Ossio said. In October, Vargas Llosa was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the first Latin American to receive the award since 1990 when it was given […]

Amnesty International: Peru sends contradictory messages on human rights

Peru’s government has been sending contradictory messages on its human rights stance to the international community, according to Hugo Relva, a legal advisor to Amnesty International. On the one hand, Peru has shown positive steps by inaugurating the Memory Museum. The museum is to honor the 70,000 people who died during […]

Education Ministry to promote Vargas Llosa works following author’s Nobel award

Peru’s Education Ministry will promote the works of acclaimed Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, in the nation’s school system, the deputy minister of education management, Idel Vexler, said. “The idea is to incorporate in the readings each month the works […]

Executive sends to Congress bill to repeal decree 1097 following Vargas Llosa resignation from Memory Museum

In a letter sent to President Alan Garcia, Vargas Llosa said the decree “in all forms, constitutes an amnesty barely disguised to benefit a good number of people connected to the dictatorship and convicted or prosecuted for human rights crimes – murders, tortures, disappearances – among them the ex-dictator [Alberto Fujimori] and his right-hand man [Vladimiro Montesinos].”