Category Archives: Peru

Every chance I get to eat with my daughters is holy

Article published in Svenska Dagbladet, from the series Äta tillsammans (Eating Together)
13 July 2018
By Jorge Riveros-Cayo
Photos: Yayo Lopez

Lima. The single mother Vanadis Phumpiú is one of Peru’s leading cacao experts, and her job means that she spends a lot of time travelling in various south american countries.

“Work means I have to be away from home at least two weeks per month”, she explains. “Every chance I get to eat with my daughters is holy. I cook their favourite dishes, and fun food like homemade pizza and tacos. As they eat lunch in school during the weeks, dinner becomes a way for me to show love”, says Vanadis who is divorced from her children’s Canadian father.

Full article (in Swedish) here: https://www.svd.se/varje-chans-att-ata-med-mina-dottrar-ar-helig

Journalists risk prison for criticising politicians

Article published in Svenska dagbladet
3 May 2016
By Jorge Riveros Cayo
Photos: Yayo Lopez

Peru.
In Peru it’s become clear that a democratic regime doesn’t automatically mean protection of press freedom. Two court cases show how old laws against criminal slander is used to punish critical journalists.

In April Fernando Valencia, journalist and former editor of the daily newspaper Diario 16, was sentenced to a 20 months provisory prison sentence and a 100 000 soles (£23 500) fine to Peru’s former President Alan Carcía. García sued Valencia for slander for a headline in 2013.

Full article (in Swedish) here: http://www.svd.se/fortalslagar-hotar-strypa-pressfriheten

Time for Peru to choose its path

Article published in Göteborgsposten
10 April 2016
By Jorge Riveros-Cayo
Photos: Martin Mejia

Peru. The Presidential election is coming up in Peru, and it looks like it will be a tight race, with Keiko Fujimori in the lead. She’s the daughter of the previous president Alberto Fujimori, who at present is serving a 24 year long prison sentence for corruption and crimes against human rights.

Keiko Fujimori has had around 30 percent of the votes in the polls, but the last few months that number has increased to 40 percent, which means she has a big chance at winning the election in the first round. But her father’s history means a lot of people are upset she might become the president.

Full article (in Swedish) here: http://www.gp.se/nyheter/v%C3%A4rlden/dags-f%C3%B6r-peru-att-v%C3%A4lja-v%C3%A4g-1.185221

Concerns over new mine

Article published in Göteborgsposten
23 August 2015
By Jorge Riveros Cayo

Peru. The planning of a new copper mine in Tía María is the latest in a string of conflicts around mines and environment in southern Peru. Local farmers are worried the mine will contaminate the water and their land. At the same time, mining is an important income source for Peru.

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