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Exclusive: North And South Korea Together At Swiss Summit

Amid extraordinarily high tensions on the Korean peninsula, Switzerland managed to get diplomats from Pyongyang to sit down with counterparts from Seoul.

Glion, Switzerland
Glion, Switzerland
Simon Petite

GENEVA — Did the view on Lake Geneva favor a rapprochement between the two Koreas? Representatives of the two sworn enemies took part in a three-day closed door meeting organized by Switzerland in a hotel in Glion, near Montreux, Le Temps has learned. This comes amid extreme military tensions on the peninsula after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, carried out on Sept. 9.

Switzerland, together with the foundation Geneva Center for Security Policy, has been organizing a yearly roundtable on security in the North Pacific since 2012. Past meetings have included experts and diplomats from China, Japan, South Korea, Russia and the United States. But according to a source close to these discussions, "North Korea has, for the first time, sent a delegation."

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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