Peru – Coca cultivation on the rise

Just like the Colombian FARC, what remains of the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) rebel group in Peru, has played a leading role in the production and trafficking of cocaine with excellent returns, since the Andean country, over the last years has increased coca cultivation and Peru has become the world’s main grower of coca leaves…

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Peru – Paths of Hope

A Comboni Missionary community lives and works on the outskirts of the Peruvian capital, Lima, among the poorest and most needy. They share their experience. Pamplona Alta, on the outskirts of Lima, is home to 30 thousand people. This shantytown  finds its origins in the night of December 31,1999, when thousands of people invaded the…

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Peru – Cuzco, where history lives

On the streets of Cuzco the Andean identity of the Peruvian people and the legacy of Spanish colonialism are written in stone. The ancient Spanish streets blend magnificently with the Inca walls made of stones cut to fit perfectly without mortar. The Inca structures have survived for centuries and withstood earthquakes, although they are often…

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Peru – Earth interwoven in the soul

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The rich textile tradition in Peru has created a time-honoured dialogue between the land and its inhabitants that has played out like the strains of an unusual symphony. Every small town has its own unique cloak. Every community has its homespun cloth, and every culture its breathtaking legacy. Each piece of fabric is imbued with…

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Widen the horizon of Empowered Women.

Concluding the Special Synod of Bishops on the Amazon, Pope Francis in his homily said with a witty remark that the final document speaking of…

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Hare and the Hyena.

0ne day, a long time ago when there was a famine in a certain part of Africa, Hare met Hyena. “How thin you are looking,” said…

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Youth & Mission

Young Indios: “The world must listen to us”.

During the Synod for Amazonia, we heard stories of young Indios who struggle against environmental exploitation, in recognition of their own identity, and they want to…

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