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Peru
A violent crackdown on an LGBT demonstration recently spotlighted the government’s lack of progress in protecting gay and trans Peruvians.
The region's leading prosecutors and activists explain how they did it – and what more needs to be done.
The Peruvian "powerhouse" leading one of the world's biggest antigraft groups.
An interview with Manuel Pulgar Vidal on the region's role at this week's UN climate talks.
An indigenous community faces eviction — for a second time
Peru's "consulta previa" law is tested by a plan to create a year-round shipping route through the Amazon.
Deep in the Peruvian rain forest, Iquitos is one of Latin America's noisiest cities. Here's what residents are doing to fix that.
How free trade turned a once-struggling economy into a global player.
Pushing for more

In his 1982 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez spoke of the conflict and violence plaguing Latin America, including El Salvador’s 12 year civil war and Argentina’s Dirty War. While “Gabo” would be glad to see the progress in Latin America today, he might have been shocked by the new trend that is taking hold as protests, corruption scandals and political instability are burgeoning across the region, and an emboldened middle class is pushing back.

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