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Cathedral in Plaza Mayor

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Dirty Old Town

October 6th 2010
A saturated Peruvian sprawls across the hood of my taxi at the stoplight. His eyes are bloodshot and he stares wildly at us through a ruddy face. My driver, apparently not fazed by this interaction, glares intently back until the man finally slides off and wanders toward the bright-lighted entrance of a casino. It was one o'clock in the morning when I arrived in Lima. As the taxi venture ... read more
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Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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