Peru's Growing Social Activism ; Groups That Champion Women, Human Rights, and Other Causes Find a New Voice in Post-Fujimori Era
Howard LaFranchi writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
The calm of a quiet Sunday morning was broken at the main square of this Andean mountain city by a parade of university students.
Dressed in costume, students blew whistles and chanted "Where are they?" - the question that across Latin America refers to civilians who "disappeared" during past anti-subversion campaigns.
The colorful street theater - calling for the public to participate in a human rights rally - is part of a resurgence of citizen participation in public affairs across Peru.
From an increasingly pluralistic press and growing numbers of community organizations to these recent demonstrations in the town that gave birth to the Maoist …
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