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Peru's national anthem: A colossal bummer?

Movement afoot to rewrite Peru's anthem, critics say it damages national psyche

Critics contend "The Star-Spangled Banner" is hard to sing, glorifies war and is set to the music of an English drinking song. But that’s nitpicking compared to the problems with Peru’s dirge-like national anthem which invokes slavery, humiliation and horror — all in the first stanza.
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