1 minute read February 23, 2015 Ritmos Negros del Perú – a Documentary on Afro-Peruvian Music Ritmos Negros del Perú is a documentary by filmmakers Florent Wattelier, Sonia Barousse and Hugo Massa. In it, they explore the often overlooked influence of people of African descent in….. Read More 7 minutes read November 23, 2014 What’s Driving the Violence Against Latin American Environmentalists? It was three days before Christmas in 1988. Much of the world—following a blisteringly hot summer—had really begun to worry about rising global temperatures. That night, Chico Mendes stepped outside….. Read More 4 minutes read February 22, 2013 What’s new in South America? Blackface is okay in Peru Peruvian media have revived the debate regarding Negro Mama, a popular character of the prime time TV show El Especial del Humor. The show, aired on one of the country’s….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read September 27, 2011 Music Break / Calle 13 Puerto Rican band Calle 13 got their Peruvian fans talking today when they released the video for ‘Latinoamérica’ (which they partly recorded in Peru). And not just because it has….. Read More 1 minute read August 2, 2011 Vargas Llosa in Congo Not sure whether Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa’s new novel, El Sueño del Celta (The Dream of the Celt), has been published in English yet — so I might be….. Read More 4 minutes read March 10, 2011 These People Have Been Contacted Wired.com, which usually knows better, has a photo gallery on its site that “takes you on a tour” of “the last uncontacted people.” What drove them to publish the images….. Read More 1 minute read December 18, 2010 Music Break A really nice new video from the Afro-Peruvian roots-electronic crew out of Lima. Not too many people in the U.S. (or on the African continent) are aware of the existence….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.