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· June, 2006

Stories about Peru from June, 2006

Global Food Blog Report #22

29 June 2006

#1: Klephblog, no doubt over-caffeinated,  writes "How Coffee changed the Modern World," a great essay about this fruit of the Gods: This wondrous plant is a native of the new world and was sprung on an unsuspecting European public as these shores became colonized in the 15th century. By the...

Peru: Wireless Networks in Developing Countries

28 June 2006

Luis Gustavo Lira announces the Spanish translation of “Wireless Networks in Developing Countries,” (ES) a Creative Commons-licensed book which covers “the basic physics of radio and the development of networks, including equipment and troubleshooting … The book hopes to be a useful resource for technicians in developing countries by gathering...

The State of Creative Commons in Latin America

26 June 2006

Coauthored by Jose Murilo Junior and David Sasaki Global Voices has become a supporter of Creative Commons licensing not due to ideology, but because our website depends on it. The translations we post, bridging bloggers from different languages and cultures, are modifications of original works, requiring either the author's permission...

Peru: America's oldest city

22 June 2006

Can you name America's oldest city? Wolfy Becker has the answer and explains why Peru's tourist industry is depending on it.

Peru: Microsoft Office in Quechua

22 June 2006

Peruvian blogger Pierina, who blogs at Markefilm (ES) has published her first article in the newspaper El Comercio, which describes Microsoft's upcoming support of Quechua (ES) in the next edition of Office.

Peru: Music: Los Saicos

19 June 2006

Fernando Casale has posted five songs by Peruvian 60's rock band and punk forerunners, “Los Saicos.”

Peru: Creative Commons Launch Party

16 June 2006

Cultura Libre invites the whole world (or, at least those in the Lima Area) to the official launch of Creative Commons licenses in Peru. The party will take place on June 28th at 7 p.m. at the law school of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. More information (and a pretty...

Peru: Creative Commons Contest

14 June 2006

The launch of Creative Commons licenses is coming soon to Peru wit Perú iLaw taking place on June 27th and 28th. A contest was just announced, open only to Peruvian bloggers, which seeks the clearest explanation of why Creative Commons licenses are useful in Peru (ES). The three winning essayists...

Global Food Blog Report #21

11 June 2006

#1: After almost a month her blog vanished without reasonable explanation, Chef Ines Peña from Caracas, Venezuela is back with her brand new and improved creation: Apuntes de Cocina. Lets head over to her blog and cheer her up a little for her perseverance and the love to share her...

Latin America: Friday Poll Numbers

9 June 2006

Boz's Friday poll numbers this week show the neck to neck race in Mexico presidential race as well as an electoral map from Peru's recent election.

Peru: Humala and UPP Go Separate Ways

8 June 2006

Inka writes on Journal Peru that Ollanta Humala will not lead the UPP party. Humala ran under the party banner when his own Nationalist party failed to officially register in time.

On Peru's Election

6 June 2006

Another week, another important election in Latin America. This time we turn towards Peru where former president (1985 – 1990), Alan García will lead his country once again after defeating controversial nationalist, Ollanta Humala. Both men are widely considered leftists, but in a region increasingly depicted as split between “pro-market...

Peru, Venezuela: Poll Off by 28 Points

5 June 2006

Both Francisco and Daniel Duquenal write with glee that the North American Opinion Research poll – often seen as pro-Chavez – was off by around 28 points in their prediction that Ollanta Humala would win Sunday's Peruvian election. Duquenal can't help but add that “watching [Latin American news network] Telesur...

Peru: Commentary on Garcia's Victory

5 June 2006

A.M. Mora y Leon has a nearly exhaustive summary of what anglophone bloggers are saying about Alan Garcia's victory in Sunday's Peruvian presidential elections. Enrique Mendizaba, an international observer during the 2001 elections, takes a look at “the new roles of Peruvian political actors.” Boz has five talking points on...

Peru: Ollanta Humala Conceded

5 June 2006

Fabiola Bazo writes that “in a very brief speech (no more than five minutes), Ollanta Humala conceded to a crowd of followers and supporters this evening.” Humala's second round opponent, Alan Garcia will once again become the country's president.

Peru: Elections Coverage

1 June 2006

Living in Peru is collecting excerpts from foreign press stories on this weekend's election. Meanwhile, both Peru Election 2006 [ES] and Gran Combo Club [ES] comment on Vladimiro Montesino's latest assertion that Ollanta Humala is an intelligence pawn of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.

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