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We are the premier Peru news, lifestyle and culture website for Peruvians based in New York City in the United States. In fact, we aim to be the online home of Peruvians based overseas. Regardless of how long you’ve left Lima, Peru or any other parts of Peru, this is your online home. We know for sure that you probably are homesick. You’d like to hear about news from Peru in the English language. This is the place to be. We foster a warm, open and all-embracing online community for Peruvians from all four corners of the globe who would like to communicate in the English language.
If you are a Peruvian based in any state in the United States including Hawaii and Alaska, you know full well that there are lots of specific and special challenges involving our community. We get to the heart of the matter. We don’t beat around the bush, and most importantly, we let people speak up. We are of the firm conviction that the only way to resolve any kind of issue is to air it out completely. This doesn’t just mean talking to the same group of people who basically agree on a particular side of the issue. We really go out of our way to ensure that all angles are equally represented.
Now, there are probably all sorts of unpopular views out there, especially when it comes to political and social issues that may seem like black and white affairs. A lot of people are under the impression that since the vast majority of people agree on a particular topic, this specific view is the absolutely correct side. Well, we don’t believe in such things. We believe that the truth has many faces, and that’s why we have gone out of our way to provide an online platform where Peruvians from all backgrounds and all walks of life can freely express themselves on what would otherwise be controversial topics without fear.
We believe that when ideas are fully explored in a healthy, spirited exchange, and we’re not even talking about debate here, everybody benefits. Everybody sees that a particular issue actually has many different sides, and everybody’s better off. Well, at least that’s the hope.
While we do reserve extensive moderator rights, we rarely use them. Thankfully, we do not need to because people who join our forum usually know the limits. People usually are nice to each other and there is a general civil atmosphere that is present in all the discussions that take place here.
Make no mistake about it, the Peruvian immigration experience to the United States is not without controversy. One thing we’ve noticed is that the longer people have lived in the United States, the more conservative they become. On the other hand, when somebody’s a new arrival, they tend to be a little bit more progressive as far as their politics go.
We’re not playing any favorites, but we want to make sure that everybody who participates in the online open discourses available here at least go through the motions of listening to what the other side has to say. Also, we insist that when people argue, that they use facts and evidence.
Make no mistake about it, everybody has an opinion. In fact, opinions are like noses, everybody has one. But what makes one opinion worth listening to compared to another is when that particular opinion is backed up by solid evidence that can be tested, sliced and diced, and reduced to numbers.
At the very least, that is the kind of evidence we expect from all our participants because everybody can talk a good game. We know that people have all sorts of feelings and all sorts of emotions, and everybody’s entitled to these. But the problem is, when you try to impose your views on somebody else based solely on your emotional state, that doesn’t really serve anybody else.
In fact, it is often a one way ticket to ranting, raving, and otherwise unloading on other people. People aren’t really served, the discourse isn’t really taken to the level it needs to be, and somehow, some way, people are worse off. So, accordingly, we have this very strong commentary rule where people can share news and opinions provided the supply evidentiary support.
For example, if you were to say that housing policies in New York City are oppressive and needs to change, you should at least show some statistics as to how rents have skyrocketed over a relatively short period of time.
If you cannot provide that type of evidence, then you’re probably better off not expressing that opinion because you can bet that people will call you out on it and it can get quite ugly quickly. Do yourself a big favor and focus on the fact. This is our main obsession here on this website, and that’s why we go out of our way to scour the world wide web for anything and everything related to the Peruvian experience outside of Peru, as long as it is in the English language. You may be outside of Peru, but Peru doesn’t necessarily have to leave your heart.
Using this treasure trove of evidentiary support, we encourage people from all over the US to step up and offer your point of view. Just pick through these news materials and use them as evidentiary support for your conclusion. The bottom line is, there is no such thing as a bad conclusion, provided it has enough evidentiary support. That’s how you can tell a good opinion from a bad one. A bad opinion is simply just somebody unleashing their emotional rage and expecting others to somehow see eye to eye.
We’re all rational people here, and that’s why require some sort of evidentiary support. Thankfully, we have compiled a tremendous amount of resources here so you would never be at a loss to back up or justify whatever conclusion you have arrived at. Other than that, we foster a vibrant, warm environment here. We are, after all, one large extended family. If you come from Peru originally, whether as first generation or second generation, feel free to make this website your online home. You would hardly be alone because there are tremendous amounts of people.