Dreaming of El Dorado

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By Marie Arana In La Rinconada, Peru, the highest human habitation in the world, legions of miners seek gold and one young girl seeks an education. For as long as Senna can remember, she has worked to support her family. She began at four, helping prepare food that her family would hawk about town, when […]

Coming in 2019: Marie’s new book, “Silver, Sword, and Stone”

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SILVER, SWORD, AND STONE Three Crucibles of the Latin American Story Against the background of a thousand years of vivid history, acclaimed writer Marie Arana tells the timely and timeless stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the region: exploitation (silver), violence (sword), and religion […]

Op-Eds in the New York Times

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In a series of guest Op-Ed columns for the New York Times, Marie explores a number of timely issues in Latin America, from poverty to Bolivarianism to new reverse-flow economies.   THE KIDS LEFT BEHIND THE BOOM: March 20, 2013, Lima, Peru Henrry Ochochoque is a jovial 12-year-old with a report card full of A’s […]

Premiere of “Girl Rising”

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Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, written in part by Marie, and directed by Oscar nominee Richard Robbins. The segment on Senna, a little girl who lives in the highest habitation in the world—the Peruvian gold mining town of La Rinconada—was written by Marie after traveling 18,200 feet up into a remote corner of the Andes. […]

 
 

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