The Editors' Opinions Section

The Editors' Opinions Section is where our editors and writers air their personal views and opinions on literally everything that is going on in Peru. These opinions might be controversial, but you are welcome to jump in with your comments...
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Olivia Arevalo, a highly respected traditional healer and indigenous rights activists, was killed and Sebastian Woodroffe, a Canadian blamed for the murder, lynched by an angry mob; photo: andina
Editors' Opinion SunflowerSunflower Updated May 03, 2018 4930   0   1   0   0  
Last Thursday Olivia Arevalo, 81-year-old indigenous healer, spiritual leader and wise woman of the Amazonian indigenous Shipibo-Konibo community was shot dead in front of her house in the intercultural community “Victoria, Garcia” in the Ucayali region of the Peruvian Amazon rain forest near Pucallpa by an unknown person.
The ancient Huaca Pucllana in Miraflores, Lima surrounded by modern residences; photo: AP
Editors' Opinion SunflowerSunflower Updated October 09, 2018 3337   2   14   0   0  
Thousands of years before the Spanish conquerors arrived in South America, what we know today as Peru was inhabited by numerous highly advanced cultures that over time built impressive structures, settlements, road networks, irrigation channels and much more amazing us to this day with their complex skills in construction, agriculture and arts, their culture and social structures. ...
Travel Security in a changing world
Editors' Opinion TinTinTinTin Updated November 23, 2017 3257   0   1   0   0  
Our world is changing with such a dramatic speed and it is actually scary to observe what happens all around us. I’m pretty sure that many sometimes feel helpless or even scared about certain events close to home.
Peru grwos a wide variety of corn, but still imports maize from the US to meet the demand of its poultry industry
Editors' Opinion SunflowerSunflower Updated May 28, 2017 2850   0   1   0   0  
Recently the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) proudly reported in its Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report that Peruvian imports of US corn continue to skyrocket, reaching 1.5 MMT (million metric tons) only in the period from January to April 2017.
2 North American “tourists” arrested for disturbing public order
Editors' Opinion SunflowerSunflower Updated April 26, 2017 2278   0   1   0   0  
Last Friday, April 21, 2017 Canadian national Jennifer Moore and US citizen John Dougherty, were arrested by Peruvian Police and immigration authorities for disturbing the public order and the national security.
Driving in Lima – Not for the faint-hearted
Editors' Opinion TinTinTinTin Updated October 09, 2018 5433   1   1   0   0  
Driving in Lima and Peru will be a very “interesting” experience if you are used to driving in North America or Europe.
Peru is a multi-ethnic country with deeply rooted racism and discrimination
Editors' Opinion SunflowerSunflower Updated April 15, 2017 6554   0   1   0   0  
Two days ago, Peru signed two Interamerican Conventions against racism and discrimination at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington DC. Ana Rosa Valdivieso, the Peruvian Ambassador to the OAS, announced that she is pleased to have the opportunity to sign these conventions as “the fight against discrimination and the protection of the most vulnerable...
An editor’s view of Lima the capital of Peru
Editors' Opinion SunflowerSunflower Updated October 08, 2019 3018   0   1   0   0  
Lima today is no longer the wealthy, beautiful colonial settlement and most important city in the Americas like it used to be during colonial times; or the lovely capital of independent Peru with nice haciendas, fishing villages and lots of green surrounding it. Today Lima with its close to 9 million inhabitants, shantytowns and sometimes tatty facades isn't attractive...
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