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    Six-day Kaypi Peru Festival celebrates Peruvian culture

    The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Embassy of Peru present Kaypi Perú, a festival highlighting the South American nation’s rich and diverse cultural heritage and traditional arts, today,Wednesday, July 25, through Monday, July 30. Kaypi Perú, which means “This is Peru” in the indigenous language of Quechua, includes an art market, music and dance performances, hands-on activities for kids, short films, photo exhibitions of Machu Picchu and the Inka Road, traditional … [Read More...]

    Vagabond Tales: Cellphones And Candy Bars In The Floating Islands Of Peru

    There is a running joke amongst Peruvians that when it comes to Lake Titicaca, Peru got the "Titty," and Bolivia got the "kaka." All anatomical and bathroom jokes aside, the world's highest navigable lake does in fact stretch across the borders of both nations. When read from left to right on a map, it would appear that the Peruvians may have a reason on which to make their case. My mind didn't spend too much time dwelling on this, however, as I motored across the placid lake waters for the … [Read More...]

    GOAL; In Peru, Dreaming Of American Glory

    Diego Chavarri is a household name in his own household, which happens to be in Lima, Peru. His English may be spotty, but his soccer is solid. Perhaps most important of all, Chavarri owns a cherished document: a United States passport. ''I was born in Queens, don't know exactly where, and moved back when I was 2 months old,'' Chavarri, 22, said in a telephone interview from Lima, where he plays for Sporting Cristal in the top Peruvian league. ''I don't know if I could help, but I would love to … [Read More...]

    Conservation of threatened and endangered marine fauna in Peru

    Founded in 1995, ProDelphinus is a not-for-profit Peruvian organization based in Lima. ProDelphinus is committed to the conservation of threatened and endangered marine fauna. Beginning in 1995, ProDelphinus, together with organizations such as the Peruvian Center for Cetacean Research CEPEC, participated actively in a campaign to legally ban  the dolphins take and consumption in Peru. Currently, ProDelphinus conducts projects on research and conservation of threatened and endangered marine … [Read More...]

    Press Conference Times Square: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Proclaims International Day of Peace At Press Conference in Times Square 9/15/15, Pope Francis Shares a Message….

    Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Proclaims International Day of Peace At Press Conference in Times Square 9/15/15, Events to be held in Central Park 9/20 & Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, War Memorial 9/21 Brooklyn, NY – www.goodnewsplanet.com invites you to be part of historic world broadcast to strengthen the message for International Day of Peace in Times Square, Central Park, and Cadman Plaza/Brooklyn War Memorial (Your invited to Brooklyn as well). 193 UN Countries have agreed, 610 … [Read More...]

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