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I am trying to find some Peruvian folktales. There is not anything like this referenced on this page nor is there anything in the Peru culture article. Could someone update the page with this information. I feel that folklore is important. Missjessica254 15:41, 19 January 2007 (UTC)
There are many and they come in the form of legends, time permitting I will do this. I just see this post, thank you so much for the tip. John Manuel-15:20, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

It's necessary...[edit]

to move text from the last sections (1948-) of History to History of Peru. This article cann't so longer. I worked in the first sections, but I'm tired and not expert in modern times --Gimferrer 19:01, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Recent Political History[edit]

I have changed the title of the entry to more closely reflect the historical record. --User:Bdean1963 3 Feb. 2007

Can you source your claim. I reverted back and wikified the title (your version wasnt wikified either) and look forward to your sources for your claim, SqueakBox 18:18, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

I agree, we don't need your feud with Messhermitt speading into other Peru-related articles. Please stop this immediately.--Jersey Devil 20:07, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
Wikipedia should remain impartial and particularly in the case of former President Fujimori, avoid taking sides on this dispute. I don't like this kind of disputes, but what can be done if someone keeps promoting an anti-Fujimori POV here? User:Bdean1963 is clearly promoting a political agenda and I don't understand neither his reasons nor his motives. As stated by User:Jersey Devil, let's avoid creating another dispute here. Messhermit 20:31, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
Alright, this ends here. There have already been two pages that have had to be protected because of you two which themselves have extensive talk pages filled with personal attacks against each other. If this edit warring continues in this or any other article both of you will be blocked. I hope both of you take this warning seriously because I will block both of you if it continues. Thank you.--Jersey Devil 00:00, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

User:Jersey Devil, thank you for your intervention, which I respect, although I disagree with your editorial actions, which in my estimation do not adequately reflect the historical record regarding political events in Peru (1980-2007). Your editorial intervention is discouraging, particularly in light of your removal of credible information about recent attacks on the freedom of expression in Peru. I encourage readers to review your claims regarding my conduct on Wikpdeia, specifically the exchanges I have had with User:Messhermit on Peru related issues. Regards, User:Bdean1963. 00:35, 4 February, 2007 (UTC)

Take note that I only reverted in order to maintain the article as it was before the contributions of yourself and Messhermit.--Jersey Devil 00:38, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

I am a person that doesn't like to create troubles for others. I must say that I have done everything to solve this in a civilized way, and I'm sorry to read that you might have to use your powers as an Administrator to radically solve this at some point. For me, this issue is settle once User:Bdean1963 understands once and for all that Wikipedia is neither a political forum nor a place to promote his POV. If User:Bdean1963 doesn't end his political persecution against certain political actors of the Peruvian society here in Wikipedia or modifying its history, I'm afraid that he is going to keep on going over and over again. In my case, rest assure that I'll keep avoiding troubles. Messhermit 00:55, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

There is a link in the peruvian politics external links section that refers to the 2006 elections. Isn't that link a little bit outdated?


Hi. I just started translating the requested articles about Peru and just finishe the Punta Negra article. Though it is translated literally from the spanish wikipedia, I don't really know how to format it or improve the article estetically, so I'd like anyone here to do so. Also, it'd be good if someone could proof-read it, in case I missed something. Thanks --Teresa.Fr 20:10, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

Hehe, I think that comment should go on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Peru. --– Emperor Walter Humala · ( shout! · sign? ) 22:15, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Establishment info on the Infobox[edit]

Hi, as I have cheked on the Iran article, its infobox mentions establishment date
Proto-Elamite Period 8000 BC
Middle-Elamite Period 3400 BC - 550 BC
Median Dynastic Empire (Creation of the First Iranian Dynastic Empire) 728 BC - 550 BC
Achaemenid Dynastic Empire (Unification) 550 BC - 330 BC
Parthian (Arsacid) Dynastic Empire (First Reunification) 248 BC - 224 AD
Sassanid Dynastic Empire 224 AD - 651 AD
Safavid Dynasty (Second Reunification) May 1502
First Constitution 1906
Islamic Revolution 1979

Maybe we should add Inca Empire and viceroyalty establishment date.. --– Emperor Walter Humala · ( shout! · sign? ) 22:18, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

I would agree with a viceroyalty date but an Incan Empire establishment date is kind of pushing it. Iran has the distinction of being de jure ruled by itself for most of its history just as China does. The rulers of Persia in 8000 BC have a lineage of rulers mostly of the same ethnicity and ancestry as those of today's Iran. Current day Peru's citizens are not completely of the same ethnicity and ancestry as the Incan emperors. The infusion of Spanish ancestry has made the Incans and Peruvians separate non-related nations. This is similar to how Spain is a nation not related to the Caliphate of Cordoba due to the cultural and ethnic differences eventhough they ruled the same land. Gdo01 22:44, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

Nuevo sol[edit]

Just something quick: I'm fixing links that go to redirects to Peruvian nuevo sol. In the "Dictatorial Military Governments" section, there is a link to "Sol (currency)". As this is a redirect, please change it to link straight to "Peruvian nuevo sol," preferably using this format: [[Peruvian nuevo sol|sol]]. This avoids changing the appearance of the link. I would make this change myself (as I am a registered user), but unfortunately I have an apparently unfixable login problem. Please make this change for me. --Cromwellt|talk 17:23, 20 March 2007 (UTC)


Why is this page protected? -- 16:45, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

too much[edit]

i think there is too much information about the indian part of lima but they put nothing about the technologycal achievements in peru ...that makes people think aof peru as a bunch of indians... i am peruvian and as i was talkin to an american guy he asked me if i new what a mp3 was O_o

haha, that's a shame. However, are you talking about this article or Lima? --Emperor Walter Humala · ( talk? · help! ) 05:51, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

will you get angry if I edit this article? Why is it that I can't edit this article?--Andersmusician 03:42, 28 April 2007 (UTC)

The article is semi-protected from newly registered members and anons for the moment due to vandalism.--Jersey Devil 03:53, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
In my Opinion, this article is not showing what is going on in Peru at this moment... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:41, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

Photo Gallery[edit]

I have created a photo gallery with some of the pictures I have uploaded. Perhaps we should move some of the other photos on the page (the ones not explicitly related to the article sections) into the photo gallery. That should help with length and size but also presentation. The page on our neighbor to the north's (Colombia) capital (Bogota) has such a gallery and it looks good. Rafajs77 18:11, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

The gallery seems a nice idea, however all pics in the article sections are clearly related to the text so I don't think they should be moved. Furthermore, all pics in the gallery are about Lima, maybe we should move it to the Lima article, don't you think? Greetings, --Victor12 18:30, 29 April 2007 (UTC)

Por que[edit]

Por que ponen esa foto si asi no son los peruanos ah?

Population Miscalculation[edit]

When reading through this article, specifically the "Demographics" section, I noticed a small inconsistency. It states that "...around 73% of the total population lived in urban areas, compared to just 28% in rural ones." 73 and 28 add up to 101%. I have researched this fact personally, and have found that most web-related information sources say "...around 70%" and have not been able to come up with a concrete fact. If the paragraph is estimating only, it should be made clearer, if it is not, there is an error or typo. I am uncertain of how to edit this page to make it correct, so, for now, I will leave it as is.

I am a new user and do not fully understand the discussion and editing process, so I appologize if this comes in the wrong place.

--Carlson Ian 16:51, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the warning. I've posted more accurate numbers, based on the same source. They now add up to 100%. Greetings, --Victor12 17:04, 3 May 2007 (UTC)

Quechua lang officiality[edit]

I've added it in the infobox, see this ource for verif. Decreto Ley 21156 (1975) --Andersmusician $ 00:09, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

I've reverted your change because the Constitution trumps any DL given thirty years ago by a dictatorship. What the constitution says is Quechua, Aymara and other indigenous languages are co-official in the areas where they are predominant. Please don't change it back --Victor12 00:19, 13 May 2007 (UTC)
hmmm sorry, didn't notice that --Andersmusician $ 00:40, 13 May 2007 (UTC)


I wonder which of these should be used on the infobox --Andersmusician $ 05:37, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

After reading Flag of Peru it seems to me we should use the first one as that is the National Flag (Bandera nacional) as opposed to National Ensign (Pabellón nacional) which is the one with the coat of arms in it. Besides there is no need to show the coat of arms twice, side by side. I've changed the pic accordingly. What does everybody else think? --Victor12 17:18, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
It's been changed to state flag again. The national flag seemed fine to me, but not to everyone it seems. Can we put the national flag here and wait for more reactions before changing it again? AgainErick 04:43, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Oops, I've reverted before checking this out. I'm sorry, I won't change the flag anymore until there's a clear consensus. --Victor12 11:46, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Sorry Victor12, my phrasing was a bit off. I noticed someone else changed it from national to state flag and i remembered this discussion, so i made the note above. I think we should change it to the national flag as has been the flag shown for the last two months. But to prevent someone from changing it to the state flag again i added the note to end the discussion and create "jurisprudence". ErickAgain 16:22, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
The National flag is by far the most probable one to be encountered by people, be it on television, sporting events etc. The state flag is to be used by the government only. We also do not use the military flag. If we reach consensus we can change it back to the one we decide upon now, by refering to this discussion. ErickAgain 16:22, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
I agree we need jurisprudence. I'd also go for the national flag. As a further argument, the Constitution says "The national symbols are the flag with three vertical bands, in red, white and red, and the coat of arms and the national anthem established by law". --Victor12 16:48, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
As Erick said, the non-insign flag is more recognized everywhere, so I support the "normal" flag on infobox from this point of view. --Andersmusician VOTE 05:12, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

This touches on the concern I raised here. The national flag is used for sports teams, yes or no? eae 02:00, 18 July 2007 (UTC)


89% of the population over 12 years old declared themselves as Catholics, 6.7% as Evangelicals, 2.6% as of other denominations, 1.4% as non-religious and 0.2% did not specify any affiliation.[54

Neither 89% of Peru or any country in the world except Vatican City is 89% Roman Catholic

There is a difference between Roman Catholic and Catholic. Anglicans and Orthodox are also Catholics.

The two most significant social trends in Latin America for more than 50 years are: urbanization and Protestantization. To ignore this or pretend it does not exist compromises the integrity of this entire entry.

This article reflects either deep seated religious prejudice, or a profound ignorance of the demographics of Peru.

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Smi2le (talkcontribs) 19:22, May 16, 2007 (UTC).

The religion of Peru is quite obviously Catholic, whatever the stats may say.

The information about Religion in Peru currently in the article is sourced from the 1993 National Census and it is the official data regarding that matter. Please don't claim otherwise unless you have a better source to back up your claims. Greetings, --Victor12 01:06, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Would like to add subwiki link[edit]

I've created a "subwiki" about peru which has information for tourists and in particular for foreigners considering living in Peru -- including internet access information, renting an apartment, etc. If the site generates some interest I will dedicate more time to adding good content. Also its an open wiki and anyone who registers can add content. Gracias 18:29, 23 May 2007 (UTC)Tito

GA on hold[edit]

I have reviewed this article according to the GA criteria and have put the article on hold until the following issues are addressed.

  1. Expand the lead a little more to summarize the other sections in the article that are not currently mentioned in the lead. One more paragraph should be sufficient.YesY
  2. Check and make sure that the information in the infobox is all up to date.YesY
  3. "Alberto Fujimori was elected president in 1990, two years later he dissolved Parliament and convened a Democratic Constitutional Congress, which drafted a new Constitution." Change the comma after 1990 to a semicolon.YesY
  4. In the "Government" section, adjust the size of the right picture to help remove the large gap between this section and "Administrative divisions". You may have to adjust the size of the other image also.YesY Changed pic --Victor12 22:54, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
  5. "The territory of Peru covers 1,285,220 km² (496,193 mi²), which makes it 20th-largest country in the world," "...which makes it the 20th-largest..."YesY
  6. I think that it would be better to have the geography section as the first section in the article, above history. However, if you are following a specific format then don't worry about it.NoN See format at Wikipedia:WikiProject Countries#Sections --Victor12 22:54, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
  7. In the "Economy" section, what is Peru's HDI score? The intro and this section both state that it is moderate, but it would probably be best to icnlude the actual number.YesY
  8. "In 2006, GDP grew 7.7%, and it is expected to grow 6.5% in 2007 and 6% for five years after 2008." "In 2006, the GDP..."YesY
  9. "In April 2006, Peru signed a trade agreement with the United States, the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, becoming the first country in the Andean Community of Nations (Comunidad Andina de Naciones, CAN) to sign such an agreement." Rewrite to "In April 2006, Peru signed the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement with the United States, becoming the first country in the Andean Community of Nations (Comunidad Andina de Naciones, CAN) to sign such an agreement.YesY
  10. "Drawing upon them, the Incas maintained these crafts and made impressive achievements in architecture, for example, Machu Picchu." Reword the beginning of this sentence, as "Drawing upon them" isn't a very good start for the sentence.YesY

This article is very well-written and I don't notice any major problems, which is good for an article of this size. Fix the above items within seven days and I will pass the article. If you have any questions or when you are done, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. --Nehrams2020 18:06, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

GA passed[edit]

I have passed this article according to the GA criteria. Good job on addressing the above issues so quickly. For the intro, add some more variety to the opening words of each paragraph, currently "Peru is..." is used several times. Other than that, the article looks great. Keep improving the quality of the article, making sure that all new information is properly sourced. If you have the time, please consider reviewing just one or two articles at GAC to help with the backlog there. We are currently having a drive to do this, and would appreciate any new reviewers. Review times can be cut down when we have more people reviewing articles. Again, good work on the article and keep improving the quality of articles on Wikipedia! --Nehrams2020 17:58, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

I'm applying --Andersmusician $ 02:33, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

overview section new paragraph[edit]

I wonder if somebody could check accuracy of the new 4th paragraph, it says there is a combination/mixture of diferent ethnic groups, although I think that would be applyed only to the coastal region. Also I wonder if Machu Pichu mention should remain there. thanks --Andersmusician $ 02:33, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

hmmm, whatever, Something new I realized is that we dont have an Etymology section --Andersmusician $ 00:02, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
As for the different ethnic groups I think you need to take a broader view. The Inca Empire was not a nation or a single ethnic group, but rather a wide collection of different ethnic groups each with different languages and dialects. The same goes for indigenous groups in the Amazon Basin. Thus, Pre Columbian Peru was already a multiethnic society. This mixture was enriched by new emigrations during colonial and republican times.
As for Machu Picchu, Wikipedia:WikiProject Countries#Lead_section recommends adding a few facts about the country, the things that it is known for (for example the mentioning of windmills in the Netherlands article). Machu Picchu is certainly the most recognizable feature from Peru in the world, so why not mention it in the lead? It might even entice a few readers to actually read the rest of the article. Greetings, --Victor12 02:44, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
didn't know about the wikiproject's recommendations, thanks.--Andersmusician $ 17:05, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
Machu Picchu should be featured cause its one of the seven wonders of the world Avilezj (talk) 13:23, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

GDP Figure and Source[edit]

The IMF is currently a contreversial organization so using it as a source is innappropriate for an encyclopedia.

(Intl. Monetary Fund)what do you mean with controversial? I think thats not true at all --Andersmusician $ 05:10, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Name Etymology[edit]

Does anyone have information on the etymology of the name Peru? If so it would be a good addition. Israelite9191 03:21, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Done. --Victor12 04:19, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Someone deleted the etymology and inserted a paragraph deploring child labor in Peru. I restored the etymology.Pilch62 03:30, 28 July 2007 (UTC)


I see mainly a couple of users that lately are inputting an changing much of the material on this page. This could be interpreted in many ways, I am mentioning only three possibilities in here:

  • 1) These couple of users are the only ones interested in editing this page. Is this good?
  • 2) Some users are unable to make editions for some reason, Perhaps, because they are feeling intimidated by your possessiveness.
  • 3) The article has become somehow the narrow view of a few users. Watching this page with patience, it has been noticed a climate of imposition in here. Perhaps, we should contemplate in how come we could "graduate" our motivation, in the sense we can let others breath and cooperate with us about this important subject:Peru.

Therefore, could you please let other people contribute as well, and write in away that creates a conversation that leads to a consensus? Remember WP:OWN, nobody owns this or any other article, in Wikipedia. I am looking for more people to cooperate so this article about Peru could be improved, so far has become a very obscure interpretation of what has been and is Peru. It is still very messy; so many pictures for a content that does not match the richness of Peru.

I wonder why this is so? Now, I am ventilating this in the talk page of Peru, as I will come back in later weeks, to check both, the inclusiveness, and more importantly, the quality and verifiability of the contents. If you were, in one point, accepted by consensus all the better, I would support the decisions, up to the extent that also match the information quality requirements; but even if I would not support any, in the first place, I will accept the mandates of the consensus (not of a cabal) of the many contributors, this means more than three.

Of course let me write to you, the page is the laughing stock of many readers, that for some reason or other adore seeing Peru misrepresented, hope this is not your intention at all. But in case, Why you are not in doubt? Why is with you that makes you feel so sure, so omnipotent? or Why you are not more careful about what you are stating? You always can check with others that do not share necessary your views. A self-analysis is not a bad thing to do, it helps. Now, and again be careful with the information that you are using for describing Peru, perhaps also your country, this is free, and to be free you need to know how to control your behavior, to the extent that when enacting it you don't take the freedom or dignity of anybody else's. Some people have already wrote me about this, I am just passing this to you so you become aware. Remember we are being observed and documented, this is here to stay and to be archived. Also, please reexamined your views or sentences about your beliefs, especially about Peru in your user pages. The first thing, that some people like to do, is to generalize all things, in this way: "Oh you see he or she is Peruvian for such s/he has identity problems, hence the hate they have among themselves, they are only three little and sad fighting cats who never could achieve any thing of substance in any place they go." We know that this is incorrect, but in here, how can we prove it?

Well, fellow Peruvians, I read you later, I wish you the best in your endeavors, in Wikipedia and elsewhere, continue working for Peru. Another way is creating the space to work together, to motivate people, to learn other points of view, whenever and wherever the case or place respectively. Remember, George Orwell made a tiny little mistake, in his novel "1984", it was not really the "big brother", it is the "big browser", who is constantly watching us, and recording us, to share and use all this, in the best way that it will suit its needs in the future. Therefore, "BIG BROWSER IS WATCHING YOU!" even if you refuse to believe it. John Manuel-"-Todos Llegan de Noche, todos se van de día" 17:03, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

hmm that message surely comes to me john, however, in my opinion Peru would be the most problematic topic all over this wiki, then it's too much what your are asking for. Peru has a wide variety of things (from good to bad), not all can be placed here for matters of space, then full content should be placed to the subpages(submainarticles), please don't take it too seriously here.--Andersmusician $ 16:04, 21 June 2007 (UTC)

Official coat of arms[edit]

As far as I remember, the National Coat of Arms, in this page is the official Peruvian coat of arms. The coat of arms you show in the article, is use only in the government offices Mzdilgrs 18:30, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Hello, could you please be more specific about what images and pages are you referring to? --Victor12 18:36, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
Look at the images found on the Peru article in commons:

Seems to be same discussion as with the flag. We should use the flag without the COA and the COA without the wreath of laurels.--ErickAgain 18:46, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

You're right. The middle one is used as a stand-alone coat of arms, the one in the left for the flag and the one in the right for official documents. I agree we should use the flag without COA and the "Escudo Nacional del Perú" (the middle one). --Victor12 18:52, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
I'll change it accordingly.--ErickAgain 19:13, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Rational behind why the Blue Map needs to go[edit]

As a discussion has taking place and even repetitively it has been stated, not only by me, that the blue is not an appropriate color for a map because the labels are not distinguishable enough and seem to be arranged and convoluted in a very messy way, furthermore, the map cannot be re-sizable for other usages. What I have stated and more than that gave plenty of choices and time on the Wikiproject:Peru/Map force task initiative, that other maps could and should be used. Now, I will state clearly and sound, I will return after one month for clarifying this issue only about and for the blue map. This map unfortunately has to go because evenly if it were an improving over early ones, its labels are confusing, and evenly if it is clickcable, not all the people who has visited the page are aware of it and it is cumbersome to do so on different regions anyways. Of course, I will state this in here and in many places, but as today, I will respect the decisions of the entire community who are interested in cooperating for the better outlook of this page and any other page and content. Again, this a call for thinking neutrally in what is the best for our page, and not to think "my fried who has made all this time a lot of maps, made this blue map and that is why it should be posted in here". Which it seems the specific case with this map. Please, no sacred cows. Best regards. By the way, made me think about Bernini, who surrounded by sycophants was not alerted by his associates of a terrible mistake he was making in the alteration of San Peter's basilica, it cost him his reputation and almost his life. Read about it. (Well until that beautiful Saint Teresa sculpture). Therefore, Be nice, and continue enjoying the freedoms embedded in this Free Encyclopedia. Johhn Manuel-11:57, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

To put it simply, this is the best map we have. There are other examples of blue maps in Wikipedia, for instance, in the Mexico article. If you have a better map, please propose it, until then I think the map should stay as it is the best depiction of Peruvian administrative divisions on Wikipedia. --Victor12 12:23, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
I put it even simpler for you but not only for your eyes this is the best map, it is much richer and better quality. Do not shrink it. Victor12, do you Remember your Map from Germany with beautiful colors? Well this has beautiful colors too. Oh, it is not from Holland was made by a Peruvian in this case, hope it is not a problem. Would you accept it? What other people think? If you want I code too. but just lets stick to how the Map looks. FYI two versions of Wikipedia has chosen this map.
Peru mapColorful jmk en version.png

John Manuel -15:31, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

The borders depicted in this map are inaccurate. Compare to the more precise blue map. --Victor12 15:34, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Now, that is a preposterous position and statement, you wrong and you know it, there is not need for precision in here, the blue map is off is we demand that precision, look the CIA map of location seems more deform as well bu it is not. The shadows add the 3D effect. I doubt that you can see, or anybody, the difference or it needs to see it. How do you know this do you have a template? Please the depiction is better don't you see? The blue map is confusing. It seems we have reach another deadlock in here. But your are only one, lets wait for others to see and think with a fresh and neutral point of view. John Manuel-15:53, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Check for instance the Huanuco Region the map presented in this page is missing some parts which are present in the blue one, mainly the northern tip of the Leoncio Prado Province. There are several examples like this one. --Victor12 16:05, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Victor12, your are begging the question in here, i.e., How Precise we need the map to be? these are internal borders nobody is going to use this map for military or traveling purposes, what we need is to zoom out more and see at bird sight the big picture, which is a nice and colorful map of Peru with the necessary information for the reader to perceive the different regions of Peru, I cannot see in there "La rica Vicky" pero si el Chimpún Callao. For me is more than enough, it does the job assigned to it. One more effort with you, look you seem to be an expert, no all the readers are, some have five others 8 years old. Others have ever been to Peru at all, little they know about "Villa el Salvador and las cinco esquinas or el 5 1/2". Now think about that you are an engineer, and you want to build a bridge, well you did and sketched it, then they return and showed you this blueprint, and you say I cannot see the bolts in this view and the little nuts that help them to hold the pressure too. The draftsman will reply to you, yes because this is not the view in detail or in explosion, this is how you designed it and this blueprint gives you a enough information about the structure, balance and proportion that are very close but not identical to what the bridge is or will become to be. Victor12, the map and the blueprint will never be identical, we don't know which is the closer one, we are just speculating on this realm. Therefore lets use an areal photo, a satellite image ever changing instead them. This are only gross regional maps, almost synoptic views of the territories like diagrams and like that are fair enough. That is why mathematics and specially topology, help us to deal with significant quantities, approximations, infinitesimals, integrals and derivatives, and even likelihoods and subjective probabilites. There are boundaries as there are limits. In the fifties and in Lima we used to say: "Cows from Holland, Llamas from Peru, truth from Neither" or something like that Victor12. Now, hope you somehow see my efforts for "giving" you a type of wings so your thoughts and your imagination could 'flight' about this cordial topic. In any case, fraternal exchange. John Manuel -17:02, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Of course every map is a simplification of a complex reality but I think that at the scale we are working with we can have a more accurate map than the one you've proposed. The scale is big enough to show details like those in Huanuco that I have mentioned. Check the blue map, you'll find it is more accurate. Why should we replace it with one that is less precise? Just because of the colors? I'd rather have accuracy than colors --Victor12 17:30, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
Let me quote you, "I like that idea. But we need a better base map to begin with. One with colors would be nice. --Victor12 00:21, 15 June 2007 (UTC)" Remember, both, the blue and the map that I am proposing are not exact, I understand your loyalty, but sooner or later, Holland or Iceland will have a lot of maps, I promise, for now the problems are those horrible and confusing labels, just don't go away off the subject now. Remember Labels, blue map's labels, did you get it now? It is simple. don't you think John Manuel-00:58, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
I propose to return to the old non-labeled-gray map meanwhile. But let me tell you that John's proposal isn't as good as the blue one, RGB disproportional and administrative borders badly arranged. --Andersmusician VOTE 03:34, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
POVs are welcomed, I still like the map that I propose for the lack of better map. What the other users think? -05:55, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

About pictures[edit]

A Chavin stonehead, an example of Pre-Columbian art.

Hi, wouldn't it be proper to replace picture of "Escuela Cuzqueña" with the "Cabeza Clava", the second one seems of more quality than the other for an ongoing FAC. --Andersmusician VOTE 19:08, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

I kind of like the "Escuela..." pic better but I'm not dead set on this. So, what does everybody else think? --Victor12 19:26, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
Many more art at commons:Category:Art of Peru, IMO we should try to put art from many cultural origins --Andersmusician VOTE 19:30, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
The problem, I think, is that we don't have that much space in this article for art as pics should be linked to the text. As art is dealt with in one paragraph, there's only space for one art pic. This should be the best pic on Peruvian art available in Wikipedia. Which one is it? That's up for discussion. All other pics can go on subpages, like Visual arts of Peru and such. --Victor12 20:08, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
I agree with Victor, one high-quality picture (preferably a featured image) on the Peru article and other ones on subpages. I'd prefer a pre-Columbian image, because I think most people reading the peru article will more likely expect and recognise some sort of pre-columbian artefact and not the cusqueña painting. --ErickAgain 20:26, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
Agree with Erick, just what I meant.--Andersmusician VOTE 05:07, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
Seeing as we all agree, should we change Cuzqueña pic to the Chavin stonehead? Or do we have other (pre-Columbian) options? --Victor12 17:29, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
Below the ones I found in Commons with higher quality definition --Andersmusician VOTE 23:53, 17 July 2007 (UTC)


Need a Current event Template HERE. A 7.7 Quake JUST hit the place, as of this time stamp displayed here. 23:57, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

Source: ALL News Channels, incl. FOX News. 23:57, 15 August 2007 (UTC)
  • What we need is a mention of the quake. I saw this message on another website I frequent: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Peru". Naturally I came to this article to see what they were talking about... but there was no mention of the quake! I had to dig up the history to figure out that a big earthquake had hit the country... ugen64 14:42, 18 August 2007 (UTC)
There have been lots of quakes in Peruvian history, several much worse than this one and they are not mentioned in this article. Why should this one be mentioned? It already has its own article. Adding a mention here would mean incurring in WP:RECENTISM and WP:Undue weight. --Victor12 15:08, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Meteorite Sickens Peru[edit]

Can THAT be added ? 09:08, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Not relevant IMHO. --Victor12 11:47, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
Pretty much. Removed.--Jersey Devil 12:56, 24 September 2007 (UTC)
but it's true only indians around the meteorite, there's no pejorative intention here, but peru's social context. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:14, 28 September 2007 (UTC)


What about the wonderful Peruvian cuisine?? I can't believe it is not mentioned Rubyraquelita (talk) 17:29, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

It's mentioned in the culture section, with a link to its own article Peruvian cuisine and also via the link to/in Culture of Peru. --ErickAgain (talk) 17:41, 29 November 2007 (UTC).