Peru is an extremely biodiverse country in South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean. Its main economic activities include mining, manufacturing, agriculture and fishing.
The multiethnic population of over 30 million in speaks Spanish, Quechua or other native languages. Peruvian territory was home to ancient cultures with settlements as old as 3200 BC and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. After achieving independence from Spain, the country has undergone changes in government from oligarchic to democratic systems, going through periods of political unrest as well stability and economic upswing. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to Peru.
Former US President Barack Obama and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg are both big fans of a social enterprise called Laboratoria - a social tech enterprise that's helping young women from poor backgrounds to learn how to code. The project started off in Peru in 2014 and quickly expanded to Mexico and Chile. DW reporter Jane Chambers caught up with participants in Santiago de Chile.
Peru has been hit by devastating floods after rivers along the Peruvian coast burst their banks as a result of unseasonal heavy rains. Dozens of lives have been lost, and thousands more thrown into chaos as homes are cut off or washed away, and power supplies fail. In an interview, Mojib Latif, professor of oceanology and climate dynamics, discusses whether the floods were caused by climte change.
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Most people in Western societies see them as fluffy pets, but in Peru guinea pigs are a delicacy helping peasant farmers to make a living. Their rise in popularity in Lima's high end restaurants has prompted many people to start breeding them, including some foreign investors. Jane Chambers reports.