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  • Problems of the mining industry in Peru

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      One old saying well know by Peruvians is: “Peru is a beggar sitting on a golden bench”. Even though its interpretation can be controversial, in some ways it represents an  idea that is well accepted by much of the population: that the country is poor because it does not […]

  • Mina Tintaya, Cusco.

    Los problemas de la gran minería en Perú

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    Abstract: In times of globalization and search for economic development, the mining industry is with no doubt one field that generates love and hate. Beyond socioenvironmental conflict there is a whole sociopolitical spectrum permeating this industry that has its parallel, and some antithesis, in the discourses about climate change and […]

  • El resurgimiento del terrorismo en el Perú

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    Abstract: Many speeches have been given about the importance of people knowing their history, and the issue of armed conflict in Peru is no exception. Two thousand and twelve in particular has been a year in which the issue of terrorism and terrorist group Shining Path has strongly resurfaced. Citizenship […]

  • Iquitos main church

    Iquitos, a city at the crossroads

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    While some cities have well-established founding dates and receive the benefits of medium and long term planning, there are others that don’t know how and when they were established and don’t know what it is to grow in an orderly manner. Iquitos, a city in the Peruvian Amazon, is one of these […]

  • Iglesia catedral de Iquitos

    Iquitos, una ciudad en la encrucijada

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    Abstract: The consolidation of a city has around it a number of unimaginable events, that even fail to be counted. Thus, there are such different stories as established cities, built not only from the internal dynamics of its inhabitants, but from outsiders (that invade or migrate). In this article we will learn on the dynamic of the city of Iquitos in the full Peruvian Amazon. It brings together the magic and mysticism given by its geographical location (it is perhaps the world’s […]