The Leonard Lopate Show

Mining for Gold in the Clouds

Thursday, April 16, 2015

La Rinconada is seventeen thousand feet above sea level—the highest-elevation human settlement in the world. Its gold mines are small, numerous, unregulated, and grossly unsafe.

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Gig Alert: Chicha Libre Farewell

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Brooklyn's purveyors of Peruvian folk-pop take a break on Friday night. Download their version of "Guns Of Brixton." 


Radio Rookies

Eyes Off the Goal: When Sports Rule and School Suffers

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fresh grass. Freedom. Success. That was the sensation Edward Munoz experienced every time he walked onto a soccer field. But in school, he felt like he wasn’t meant to be there.

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PRI's The World

Immigration fuels a hot Asian fusion food scene in Lima

Friday, September 05, 2014

Ever heard of "nikkei" and "chifa" cuisine? Neither had food writer Steve Dolinsky, until he went to Lima, Peru. They're a mashup of Asian and Peruvian tastes, created by immigrants.



Seventy Years of Street Life in Latin America

Sunday, May 18, 2014

A new exhibit presents works by photographers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela taken between 1944 and 2013.


The Leonard Lopate Show

Mario Vargas Llosa Wins the Nobel Prize for Literature

Friday, October 08, 2010

Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa recently won the 2010 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Swedish Academy praised his "cartography of the structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and defeat." He was on the Leonard Lopate Show in November 2001 to discuss his novel, The Feast of the Goat.



Mario Vargas Llosa Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa, one of the most acclaimed writers in the Spanish-speaking world, won the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday. The author, a visiting professor at Princeton University in New Jersey, was in New York when the prize was announced.



Activist Lori Berenson to Return to Prison

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Peruvian court has reversed the parole of Lori Berenson. The New Yorker was released earlier this year, after serving 15 years of a 20-year sentence for collaborating with the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, a militant rebel group. Berenson's husband and lawyer, Anibal Apari, said she turned herself in to police after the court decision was announced.


The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Iraqi Elections, President Visits Afghanistan, Putin Heads To Venezula

Monday, March 29, 2010

It's Monday, which means it's time to take a look at what's ahead this week with Marcus Mabry of The New York Times and Jonathan Marcus of the BBC World Service. This week, what's in store for a post-election Iraq; the U.N.'s aid conference for Haiti; Russia and the U.S. discuss the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.



Main Street NYC: Brooklyn Industries on Smith Street

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The last time I reported on Smith Street, home to many boutiques and restaurants and squeezed between Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens, it was January. It was cold. And store managers complained that there was very little foot traffic. This time, I spent some time with one of ...

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The Takeaway

Awaiting a verdict in human rights trial of Peruvian President Fujimori

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

After a fifteen-month long trial, a verdict is expected today in the trial of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori on charges of human rights abuses. This is the first time an elected Latin American president has been tried for human rights abuse. Fujimori is accused of ordering two massacres that killed 25 people. He denies the charges, but faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. Mr. Fujimori is currently serving a six-year prison term for abuse of power. Joining us for more is James Painter, Latin American analyst for the BBC's World Service.


Studio 360

Who Owns Peru's Culture?

Friday, August 17, 2007

For nearly 100 years, Yale University’s Peabody Museum has been the keeper of thousands of relics found at Machu Picchu -- the “lost city of the Incas,” perched 8-thousand feet up in the Peruvian Andes. About 5 years ago, Peru’s government started asking Yale to return the artifacts. ...