Broadcasts in a Native Language, Speaking to Every Corner of Peru

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Luis Soto, left, hosts a daily sports program with Percy Chile and 
Saturnino Pulla on Radio Inti Raymi in Peru.CreditAngela Ponce for 
The New York Times.

By Raúl Vilchi

The language of soccer games is ripe with phrases, metaphors and clichés that reflect modern life: a coach who parks the bus, a midfielder who shoots rockets, a striker who scores with a bicycle kick. But at 11,000 feet in the Peruvian Andes, the vocabulary changes. That is where Luis Soto, who hosts a daily sports program on Radio Inti Raymi, is narrating Peru’s first appearance at the World Cup since 1982 in his native language, Quechua. NEW YORK TIMES.

 

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