Kids doing backflips in the streets of Lima to earn change got a break when a Peruvian ballet dancer saw them and stopped to talk. That led to a dance school, a professional dance company, and new relationships across Peru's class divide.
In Peru, the ascendancy of cooking with local ingredients and flavors has fueled a resurgence in local crops. Couple that with climate change that necessitates hardier plants and all of the sudden the native tubers and grains are becoming popular not only in Peru, but around the world.
Peru's economy has long run on the extraction of minerals from beneath the earth's surface. And that has come at a cost to the environment and the health of people. But environmental activists are heartened to see the government make tentative steps to rein in environmental excesses.
This might just be a case of "don't knock it until you try it." Guinea pig, or "cuy" in Spanish, is a delicacy in parts of Latin America. But just how hard is it to find good quality cuy in the United States?
Peru's marriage rate is comparatively low, something that's caught the attention of local officials. In order to turn it around, which officials have linked with improving local infrastructure and the local economy, officials are throwing mass wedding ceremonies and inviting long-time couples to attend.