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June 1, 2011 11:59:38

VIDEO: Trippy Machu Picchu

Check out this psychedelic video of a boy, an alpaca and an air courier in Machu Picchu. The animated short was made by three French visual artists and produced by the studio Chocolat Noisette.


April 27, 2011 13:01:35

Analysis: Peru's environmental policy and the Amazon

Peru's Amazon jungle. (Photo: Andrés M. Posada via Flickr)

By Michael Reaney
COHA Research Associate

The enormous segment of Amazonian rainforest that covers over half of the country has always been an issue of contention for Peru due to the number of indigenous tribes that inhabit it. As early as the 16th century, the Peruvian Amazon has been linked to the world market, providing such products as timber, rubber, and quinine to an increasing global market. Ever since the region first became an attractive venue for resource extraction, the government’s economic ambitions have wantonly grown in spite of the ecological importance of preserving the Amazonian rainforest for Peru, its neighbors, and the international community.

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April 19, 2011 12:15:56

Lima theater guide

Theater is hot in Peru's capital city, from large productions to small experimental shows, like P.A.T.R.I.A., shown here, currently running in the district of Barranco.

By Simon Ross Gill

Though it might not have the same volume or variety of theatre as other Latin American cities such as Buenos Aires or Sao Paolo, Lima still has something to offer those who want to see some quality drama. There are many venues throughout the city offering a good choice of plays all throughout the week.

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April 13, 2011 11:24:22

VIDEO: Don't worry, magical guinea pig tells Peru

With election-time stress reaching unbearable levels for many in Peru, sit back and enjoy this ridiculous chicha bank commericial. And heed the good cuy mágico's words: Preocuparte no debes. (Worrying, you shouldn't.)


March 16, 2011 13:39:26

Win Iron Maiden tickets in Lima!


The metal legends are back in Lima, March 23 at Estadio San Marcos. The Break is giving away two pairs of tickets! Here's how to join the contest:

1) Send this message to friends via email, and CC
“I signed up to win Iron Maiden tix in Lima! You can too at The Break:
2) The winner will be the person who sends to most contacts.
We will pick two winners on Friday at 5 p.m. (4 tickets in all)


para ti y un amigo para el concierto de Iron Maiden este 23 de Marzo en el Estadio de San Marcos con THE BREAK!

1) Envía este mensaje a los correos de tus amigos, incluyendo una copia a

“Yo quiero ir al concierto de Iron Maiden. Tú también puedes con The Break:
2) El ganador será el que manda a la mayor cantidad de contactos.
Elegiremos a los 2 ganadores el viernes a las 5 p.m. (4 entradas en total)


March 2, 2011 17:07:30

Behind the scenes: Peru's viral video

"The Peuvian Dream" viral video
In "The Peruvian Dream," immigrants from the U.S. try to make it to the Peruvian coast by raft. See more photos.

In less than seven days after being uploaded to Youtube, “The Peruvian Dream” has gone viral, seen about 125,000 times as of Wednesday afternoon.

“You always have the goal to make a video viral; for it to actually happen is fantastic,” says Ricardo Chadwick of the publicity firm Fahrenheit, who collaborated with to make the video.

Chadwick, who in 2007 led the successful campaign “Pisco Sour: Not for beginners,”  says that “out of 20 or 30 tries to make a video viral, it’s lucky for one to actually be successful.”

So why did “The Peruvian Dream” work, a one-minute news skit?

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March 2, 2011 5:53:14

Meet the voices behind the Oscars in Peru

Rebeca Mego and Rony Gonzales, the voices of the 2011 Academy Awards for Peru's Frecuencia Latina channel.

By Dyana Gonzales

If you were in Lima, Peru, this Sunday and turned on Channel 2 to watch the Academy Awards ceremony, you might have wondered who the Spanish voices dubbing Natalie Portman and Colin Firth belonged to.

We thought it would be fun to go behind the scenes and get a peek at the faces of the two interpreters entrusted by Frecuencia Latina to play the voices of Hollywood stars: Rebeca Mego and Rony Gonzales (my older brother).

Hearing their interpretations alongside well-known radio and TV host Patricia Melgarejo, people who have heard but never met Rony and Rebeca have said they pictured them to be very serious and definitely older. But nothing could be further from the truth: Young, spontaneous and fun-loving, they shared their pictures and anecdotes with us, and gave us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at live TV interpretation.

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February 23, 2011 16:42:12

Peru's Top 10 movies

By Nathan Paluck

Terrorism, domestic abuse, corruption, racism, homophobia. Welcome to Peruvian cinema. 

But though Peru's best films often focus on the country's harsher realities, don't let that scare you away. Here are 10 must-see movies.
10 Pantaleón y las visitadoras
Captain Pantoja and the Special Services

The second adaptation of Mario Vargas Llosa’s hilarious farce, "Pantaleón" is a fun, rather silly welcome to Peru’s jungle. Captain Pantaleón is given a secret mission to stop rapes by Peru’s horny grunts located in the libido-elevating jungle. The plan is to bring “visitors” to the encampments via jungle river boats. Hot scenes with Angie Cepeda as La Colombiana (shown here) made this the highest grossing film ever at Peru’s box offices.

2000, 137 minutes.Directed by Francisco Lombardi. Stars: Salvador del Solar, Angie Cepeda, Tatiana Astengo.

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February 23, 2011 13:13:13

JOKE OF THE WEEK: Five affairs sends a weekly joke in the Peru this Week e-magazine. Enjoy!

The 1st Affair

A married man was having an affair with his secretary. One day they went to her place and made love all afternoon.

Exhausted, they fell asleep and woke up at 8 PM. The man hurriedly dressed and told his lover to take his shoes outside and rub them in the grass and dirt. He put on his shoes and drove home.

'Where have you been?' his wife demanded.

'I can't lie to you,' he replied, 'I'm having an affair with my secretary. We had sex all afternoon.'

She looked down at his shoes and said: 'You lying bastard! You've been playing golf!'

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February 22, 2011 23:08:09

VIDEO: Melania Urbina photo shoot

Melania Urbina plays the role of Peru's famous 18th century lover Perricholi in an upcoming TV series.

See a video of her recent photo shoot with Cosas magazine.

Related: Melania Urbina of Peru: "I’m more than just a nude scene"

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