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Gabriela García Calderón

Lima-based Peruvian-born, I live two blocks away from the Pacific Ocean. I'm a lawyer, lefty, short-sighted. I am able to read from right to left, as a mirror. I love Limean winter, yes, the winter. I like reading, watch good movies, getting letters (unfortunately outdated now), writing on my blog Seis de enero (January 6th) and sharing an ice cream all around the year (as long as it's not chocolate).

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Latest posts by Gabriela García Calderón

22 July 2015

Latin American Indigenous Communities Compete in the ‘Other’ Copa América

Not everyone was on board with the alternative tournament. "This is an outrageous sham," one group wrote.

6 July 2015

The Chaccu, a Millenary Andean Tradition All About Fine Vicuña Wool

Every year, by late June, Peru hunts these relatives of the llama for their exquisite wool, which help make some of the finest fiber in the world.

23 June 2015

A Magazine for Bolivia's Iconic ‘Cholita’ Indigenous Women

"...perhaps it's about time to change things up so that women are the ones that have the power."

22 June 2015

Peruvian Police Arrest Elderly Drivers for a Good Reason

It's Been 80 Years Since the Most Important War in South America's 20th Century

Between 1932 and 1935, Bolivia and Paraguay waged the Chaco War, a conflict considered to be the most important war during the 20th century in South America.

19 June 2015

Peruvian Ministry of Education Makes 24 Indigenous Alphabets Official

Panama’s Kuna Community Has a Special Place for Its Albinos, the ‘Children of the Moon’

In some countries, albinos are harassed and even murdered, as symbols of bad luck and sorcery. The Gunas, however, treat their albino children with special respect, though they haven't always.

9 June 2015

The Uruguayan Prison with a ‘Human Touch’

In Uruguay, you'll find a prison called Punta de Rieles ("Rail End") that practices an unusual "human approach" to incarcerating and reforming convicts.

7 June 2015

Mexico Votes Against a Background of Disenchantment and Violence

"The underlying feeling is one of profound deception."

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