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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LUNDU, fundada en el 2001, es una institución sin fines de lucro que busca el desarrollo de la población afro descendiente en Peru.
Although published in 1996, this New York Times articles provides some insights into the everyday life of the black population within Peru.
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.