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.
France and Denmark played out the first goalless draw of the World Cup after a dire encounter in Moscow, as France topped the group ahead of the Danes. Australia missed the chance to go through, losing to Peru in Sochi.
This week, we'll talk about culture: In India, a group of people have come together to compile a dictionary which they say helps preserve the language of Gondi. We hear how a ballet dancer in Peru is helping kids turn away from gang violence. And: Stories about Morocco's dying movie theaters and animated films made in Burkina Faso.
Vania Masias gave up her career as principal dancer in Europe to help disadvantaged kids in Peru. It all started after she saw a group of talented young acrobats performing stunts at traffic lights in Peru's capital Lima. The power of dance helped transform the lives of some 100,000 children. By teaching them hip-hop dance, she shows them a different path in a tough neighborhood.