In April 1862, the Republic of Peru was among the first states to recognize the new Kingdom of Italy: 160 years later, an event was held in Lima to celebrate the Italian contribution to the civil and political formation of the Peruvian nation.
The Italian presence in Peru has in fact very ancient roots – dating back to the first migratory flows of the sixteenth century – and throughout history, has left its mark in all sectors of society, economy, culture and even politics.
The event, scheduled for June 14 and organized by the Embassy of Italy in Peru and the Italian Cultural Institute of Lima, will present the book by Rocío Valencia Haya de la Torre, which focuses on the Italian contribution to the civil and political formation of Peru.
This influence is linked to the large community of Italian citizens who emigrated to the South Pacific coast, and particularly to some public figures in Peru, such as Riva-Agüero, Mariátegui and Haya de la Torre.
These personalities have been influenced by the Italian experience, not only in political terms, but also in terms of intellectual and spiritual affinity.
Rocío Valencia Haya de la Torre is a lecturer, researcher, journalist and poet; she speaks Spanish, English and French. She graduated in Demographic Studies, Communication and Sustainable Development at the University of San Martín de Porres, with a Specialty in Communication Management of the Instituto IRCOM (France).
Haya de la Torre holds a Master in Literature, Languages, Heritage and Civilization from the University of Angers (France), as well as a Degree in Spanish Language, Literature and Civilization from the University of Nantes (France). She also graduated in Journalism at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain). She authored various historical essays and poetic syllogisms.
The conference was held at the Italian Cultural Institute, and it was attended by Hugo García Salvatecci, philosopher; Carlos Roca Caceres, political scientist; Hugo Neira Samanez, sociologist and historian.