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    I lost my job but realized that I could be Superman

    LIMA, Peru --         It's not easy being Superman. It only earns about $160 a month for Avelino Chavez, who dresses up daily as the caped hero. But oh, the adventures! The 52-year-old Chavez can't fly but does seem to be everywhere in Lima: at political rallies and speeches, at a wedding shoot for Peru's famed opera tenor Juan Diego Florez, hawking tours and flights on behalf of a travel agency in the central Plaza de Armas. "Hola Superman!" people shout to him. "Hola, Superamigo!" he'll … [Read More...]

    Lineas de agua en el desierto

    Cuando el avión empieza a balancearse de un lado a otro, el desierto empieza a mostrar sus secretos. Aquí una ballena; allá algo parecido a un muñeco con enormes manos. Un poco más hacia el norte un colibrí de diseño actualísimo que, sin embargo, fue dibujado hace más de 2.000 años. Y monos, árboles, enormes rayas blancas de precisión rectilínea que se pierden en el horizonte a decenas de kilómetros de distancia. Las avionetas zumban en todas direcciones haciendo de este apartado lugar del … [Read More...]

    Peru cruise: eating up the Amazon

    Peruvian cuisine has gone global, with new restaurants springing up everywhere   from Santiago to Soho. On an Amazonian cruise, Andrew Purvis meets the   Japanese superchef whose experiments with Asian-Peruvian fusion began in   Lima nearly 40 years ago. In the observation deck of the M/V Aria, the most opulently-appointed cruise   ship on the Amazon, there is less appetite than usual for the communal   Jacuzzi. Passengers would normally be immersing themselves in the cool,   clear water to … [Read More...]

    DAYS BEFORE SUPREME COURT RULES ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION, BP ADAMS AND MAKE THE ROAD NEW YORK LAUNCH EXHIBIT OF IMMIGRANT FAMILIES’ FACES AND STORIES

    DAYS BEFORE SUPREME COURT RULES ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTION, BP ADAMS AND MAKE THE ROAD NEW YORK LAUNCH EXHIBIT OF IMMIGRANT FAMILIES’ FACES AND STORIES BROOKLYN, NY, April 14, 2016: Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Make the Road New York launched “Faces of DAPA & DACA+,” a photo exhibit at Brooklyn Borough Hall featuring portraits and stories of individuals and families directly impacted by Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents … [Read More...]

    MISS FANNY TANG TO DEBUT AT THE INTERNATIONAL DEBUTANTE BALL

    Miss Fanny Tang, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Weixing Tang will make her debut at The 60th International Debutante Ball on Monday, December 29th, 2014, in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Fanny attends the University of Lausanne’s Faculty of Biology and Medicine in Switzerland. She plays the piano, and loves music, writing, art and sports. Miss Fanny Tang’s father, Weixing Tang, is the President of the China Sales Group LTD. Her mother, Honglin Zhang, is the … [Read More...]

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