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Peruvian Ambassador to the US Harold Forsyth
Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes
Cleveland Museum of Art
November 27, 2012

Heather Hodges, David Franklin, Ambassador Forsyth and Sue Bergh

Heather Hodges, David Franklin,
Ambassador Forsyth and Sue Bergh

Wari: Lords of the Ancient Andes - First of Peru's Empire Tribes

The Wari are generally regarded as the first of Peru's empire tribes. Their time in Peru lasted about 400 years, between the years 600 and 1000. This was long before the better known Inca Tribe.

Wari art

Wari Art

Inca Son music and dance from the Peruvian Andes
Ames Family Atrium in the Cleveland Museum of Art
October 28, 2012

The many different cultural performances were a highlight of the grand opening of the Ames Family Atrium in the Cleveland Museum of Art on Sunday October 28, 2012. This included a musical and dance performance by Inca Son including a rousing Scissors Dance.

Inca Son couples from the Peruvian Andes

Inca Son couples dancefrom the Peruvian Andes

Inca Son Scissors Dance from the Peruvian Andes

Inca Son Scissors Dance

Procession of the Lord of the Miracles (Señor de los Milagros de Nazarenas)
Iglesia La Sagrada Familia Catholic Church
October 7, 2012

Senor de los Milagros - Lord of the Miracles icon procession

Peru at International Fest
Labor Day weekend, 2012

Peruvian community at Labor Day festival

Sharing Peruvian culture and food

Peru Independence Day Celebration
July 28, 2012

Peruvian American girl in costume at Independence Day event

Performing at Independence Day event

Cleveland Peruvian community at 216 Event

Cleveland is known as the 216 so when the 216th birthday of July 22, 2012 approached, Ohio Homecoming planned a huge party for the city and its people.

There were performances, activities, food, music and camaraderie. The Peruvian community was well represented with a booth, musical performance and some traditional costumes in the fashion show.

Cleveland Peru community at 216 birthday

Photos and videos of the Cleveland Peruvian community at the 216th birthday
Don't miss the Lando Dance video and Fashion Show

Cleveland Peru community Lando Dance

Katie Campbell-Morrison - Column 1
Peace Corps Adventure in Peru

Katie Campbell-Morrison - Column 2
A new definition of the Holidays - Christmas in Peru

Katie Campbell-Morrison in Peace Corps in Peru with baby goat

Katie Campbell with a new friend in Cusicancha,
a village in Huancavelica, Peru

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The Lord of Miracles - Señor de los Milagros

Peruvian History and Culture

Painting of José de San Martín  proclaims the independency of Peru in 1821.

Painting of José de San Martín proclaiming
the independence of Peru in 1821

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 were defeated in 1824.

After a dozen years of military rule, Peru returned to democratic leadership in 1980, but experienced economic problems and the growth of a violent insurgency. President Alberto Fujimori's election in 1990 ushered in a decade that saw a dramatic turnaround in the economy and significant progress in curtailing guerrilla activity. Nevertheless, the president's increasing reliance on authoritarian measures and an economic slump in the late 1990s generated mounting dissatisfaction with his regime, which led to his ouster in 2000.

A caretaker government oversaw new elections in the spring of 2001, which ushered in Alejandro Toledo Manrique as the new head of government - Peru's first democratically elected president of Native American ethnicity.

The presidential election of 2006 saw the return of Alan Garcia Perez who, after a disappointing presidential term from 1985 to 1990, has overseen a robust macroeconomic performance.

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(The above courtesy of the CIA World Factbook)

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