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By Reynaldo A. Morales

In Peru and Latin America, Indigeneity remains troubled by radical politics of recognition that complicate the already untenable relations with Indigenous Nations and displaced societies that existed prior to the new Nation-States’ independences some 200 years ago. Urgent reform of constitutional frameworks that affect the lives of millions of citizens with unique and distinctive political and social identities is necessary to decolonize and establish a legitimate representational democracy.

 By Maranki Community Radio

Radio Maranki 89 FM is an initiative of the Marankiari Bajo Indigenous community. Our story began in 1992 with the desire to have our own bilingual media that allows Indigenous communities to share their stories, origins, and traditions. We are located in Peru, in the department of Junín, province of Chanchamayo, district of Perené. Our mother tongue is Iñaane Ashéninka Katonkosatzi Parenini and is a linguistic variant of Ashéninka of the Upper Perené.

By Cliver Ccahuanihancco Arque (Quechua, CS Staff)

While the power groups and bureaucratic machinery label anyone who protests against the transitional civic-military government as terrorists, Indigenous Peoples and campesinos in Peru only respond loudly, Kachkaykuraqmi! (We continue to exist!) The current situation in Peru describes not a sporadic scene of emotional turmoil, as many believe and attribute, but rather the opening and bleeding of a never-healed historical wound that divides Peru into two worlds: those above and those below, the visible an

By Christian Pillalaza (CS Intern)

Mayra Cortez Calancha (Quechua), 28, is a visual artist, designer, and illustrator from Cusco, Peru. Since she was a child, she was immersed in the world of art, cinema, music, and culture, which allowed her to discover her roots. Through creativity and research, she uses art and painting as media to transmit deeper messages.

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