The pandemic badly damaged Peru’s economy as it contends with political uncertainty and slow GDP growth, says Peruvian Ambassador Gustavo Meza-Cuadra.
The woman in the grocery store was quite upset. She didn’t like wearing a mask. She hadn’t been vaccinated and she was convinced it was a conspiracy. “The government and Dr. [Anthony] Fauci are just trying to kill enough people worldwide so the population drops to a billion people,” she explained.
In its 27-year history, the Embassy Series has hosted over 600 concerts at nearly 80 partner embassies, and at the University Club of Washington. This gives host countries a chance to showcase their music and culture in the United States; audience members are invited to dine and interact with featured artists following their performances.
Two of the biggest international stories of 2020 — COVID-19 and the Arab world’s gradual warming to Israel — dominated the awards gala hosted by the Washington-based nonprofit group America Abroad Media.