Barrio Chino Tag

   Estimated at 1.5 million people (around 5 % of the country’s population), Peru’s ethnic Chinese community is the largest in Latin America. Its center and de facto capital is the Barrio Chino, or Chinatown, in Lima’s historic center. On February 1st we went to have a look what was going on for the Chinese New Year between the 7th and 8th block of Jirón Ucayali in downtown, a stretch almost universally referred to as Calle Capón, a name acquired during the Spanish Colonial period as it was the location

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