Archive for the ‘Peru’ Category

Peru: Susana Baca Becomes Country’s First Black Government Minister

In July 2011, Peru’s president-elect, Ollanta Humala, chose the singer Susana Baca as culture minister, making her the country’s first black government minister since independence from Spain in 1821.

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Peru Profile: LUNDU – Centro de Estudios y Promoción Afroperuanos

LUNDU, fundada en el 2001, es una institución sin fines de lucro que busca el desarrollo de la población afro descendiente en Peru.

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Peru: For Blacks in Peru, There’s No Room at the Top

Although published in 1996, this New York Times articles provides some insights into the everyday life of the black population within Peru.

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Mexico and Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet

In Mexico and Peru, Professor Gates explores the almost unknown history of each country’s black population—the two countries together received far more slaves than did the United States.

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Peru: “El que no tiene de Inga tiene de Mandinga”

The popular Peruvian saying means every Peruvian has either some indigenous or African blood – a saying that glosses over the nation’s deep-set prejudices.

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