Silver, Sword, and Stone

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Coming soon! Marie’s new book about Three Crucibles in the Latin American Story. Three ordinary Latin Americans against 1,000 years of history and why their stories are important to the world today. Coming on September 1, 2019. Against the background of a thousand years of vivid history, acclaimed writer Marie Arana tells the timely and […]

Marie’s video about the film “Girl Rising”

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This short clip made just after Marie’s visit to the La Rinconada gold mines in Peru, describes her meeting with 14-year-old Senna, the child laborer, budding poet, and Marie’s subject for the film “Girl Rising.” In 2011, Marie visited the mines, which are situated under a glacier 18,000 feet up in the Peruvian Andes. It […]

The Kids Left Behind by the Boom, The New York Times

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Guest Columnist By Marie Arana Henrry Ochochoque is a jovial 12-year-old with a report card full of A’s and hopes pointed straight to the moon. Last year, he moved from the squalid gold-mining town of La Rinconada, Peru — at nearly 17,000 feet above sea level, the highest human habitation in the world — to […]


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