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Monday, December 27

Chicha Papers: How Peru's Poor Get Their 'News'

Editor and Publisher's America's Extra Chicha Papers: How Peru's Poor Get Their 'News': "Yet, Lima's poor do get news, of a sort, from an assortment of sensational tabloid newspapers known collectively as the 'chicha' press. The name comes from the pre-colonial national drink, an alcoholic corn or yucca brew. Peruvians have borrowed the name to describe not only the cheap newspapers, but also a kind of music and even their own mixed racial roots" Mark Fitzgerald writes about the Peruvian variant of "scandal sheets."

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