July 11, 2011 |
In this village that still bears the name of the old Santa Barbara sugar plantation, Susana Baca is trudging through a field of sweet potatoes. Not 48 hours earlier, the internationally acclaimed diva of Afro-Peruvian music returned from Paris, the last stop in her latest world tour. But on this day, she is visiting her mother's tumbledown hometown, a neglected part of Peru that is the cradle of its multiethnic history, where the descendants of black slaves and Chinese and Japanese field hands have lived together for generations, intermarried and even now continue to work the land.
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December 27, 2012 |
When Milagros Lizarraga wants comfort food, she heads to her mainstay restaurant in Hollywood - Los Balcones del Peru on the corner of Vine Street and De Longpre Avenue. She usually orders lomo saltado , a signature Peruvian dish that is a mixture of sauteed sirloin, onion and tomatoes served over white rice with french fries. A first-generation Peruvian immigrant, Lizarraga envisions a hub of Peruvian business and culture in the area. "There is Chinatown, Koreatown, Thai Town, but what about Peru?"
October 22, 2004 |
Alejandro Sarete is up before dawn, slipping into the windswept darkness looking for wolves or coyotes prowling among his flock. With the herd accounted for, he has breakfast in his tiny home -- a metal camper too small to stand up in with a rattling washbasin and haunch of raw lamb hanging from its side. An old stove provides heat, a lantern gives light, and a lone portrait of Peruvian singer Anita Santivanez offers the only decor.
August 13, 2013 |
LIMA, Peru -- The killing in southern Peru of the two top military commanders of the Maoist rebel group Shining Path, which has reemerged as a major trafficker of narcotics, may force it to reorganize, analysts and officials say. Alejandro Borda Casafranca, alias “Alipio,” and Martin Quispe Palomino, alias “Gabriel,” were killed Sunday night by a covert force formed to track down top rebel leaders. After a firefight, their bullet-riddled and burned corpses were found in a house in an isolated township of Ayacucho state south of Lima.
July 30, 1985 |
Peru's new government today ordered banks closed for two days as part of a tough new economic program that could include exchange controls. The measure, announced by the Finance Ministry, appeared designed to prevent a run on the banks by nervous Peruvians who might try to withdraw dollar deposits.
May 22, 1989
A small U.S. plane used in the anti-drug effort in Peru crashed in the Andes mountains, killing the six Americans and three Peruvians aboard, officials said. U.S. Embassy spokesman Charles Loveridge said the plane went down Saturday, after it left the town of Tingo Maria. The dead Americans included Drug Enforcement Administration agent Rick Finley, 36, of Ft. Knox, Ky., two helicopter pilots, the plane's pilot, a mechanic and an embassy security officer. The Peruvians included a police captain, the son of a police commander and the chief of the U.S.-funded coca eradication program.