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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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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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