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· May, 2007

Stories about Peru from May, 2007

Peru: Interview with Archaeologist Guillermo Cock

31 May 2007

C.J. Schexnayder of Kleph's blog recently sat down with famed Peruvian archaeologist Guillermo Cock, who led the effort to unearth thousands of mummies and tens of thousands of artifacts in a area of land near Lima that was destined for urban development. Among the topics discussed with Cock were the...

Peru: Bloggers Featured for the First Time?

31 May 2007

Bloggers Juan Carlos Luján and Vladimir Terán Altamirano were interviewed on the radio station Radio Libertad. Podcasts of the interview were posted on the Grupo Periodisimo Digital [ES] blog. This led the blog's author Sandro Medina to comment, “I don't remember a Lima, or even a Peruvian radio station that...

Peru: Dust into Gold

25 May 2007

A entrepreneurial neighbor of blogger C.J. Schexnayder aka Kleph collects the refuse from the floors around jewelry stores in Miraflores, and puts it through a process to remove the gold specks. The entire process was also documented on Klephblog and presented in a slideshow titled “Dust into Gold.”

Peru: The War Between Gisela and Magaly

23 May 2007

Peruvian television has a colorful cast of characters. Among them are Gisela Valcárcel, the former "queen of daytime television" and wife of a top executive at one of Peru's main television stations, and Magaly Medina, who has a popular celebrity gossip program on a competing channel. They also both publish gossip magazines about Peruvian celebrities. The two women have a long-standing feud and have clashed over the years and Peruvian bloggers analyze this battle.

Americas: Copa America Blog

23 May 2007

For fans of the “beautiful game”, a new blog site dedicated to the biennual football tournament, the Copa America, will come as a welcome surprise. The Copa America 07 Blog will feature news and stories about the South American national teams and guests, that will participate in this tournament in...

Peru: A Recommendation for Sonia

23 May 2007

Mouth watering descriptions of the popular Peruvian dish ceviche, the specialty of Lima restaurant Sonia, are featured in this review on Klephblog. In addition to recommending the fish-based dish, he also recommends several other items on the menu and provides helpful directions to the eatery.

Peru: Increasing Interest in Information Technologies

21 May 2007

An empty auditorium to hear an interesting lecture leaves the blogger at Sin Papel [ES] perplexed. What can be done to get Peruvians more interested in information technologies? The lecture given by a university professor was not well attended, and not because of high registration costs. It was free. The...

Peru: Garcia's Approval Drops

21 May 2007

Living in Peru reports on a recent poll that indicates President Alan Garcia's approval rate dropped 5% In addition, opposition figure Ollanta Humala's approval stands at 16%, but the site points out that the survey was taken in the Lima area and not in the rural parts of the country...

Peru: Food as a Social Change Agent

21 May 2007

Peru Food translates the speech given by Gastón Acurio, who stands behind the idea that Peruvian food can be a vehicle to fundamentally change the country for the better.

Peru: Just Say No! to the OLPC

18 May 2007

The Peruvian Minister of Education, José Antonio Chang, recently announced that Peru would participate in the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project. With only a model of the XO in hand, he said, “This will permit the children to have access to technology from all parts of the country and...

Peru: The Grupo Néctar Tragedy

16 May 2007

The tragic death of thirteen members of the popular Peruvian band Grupo Néctar in an automobile accident sent shockwaves through the Peruvian blogosphere. Juan Arellano collects these tributes and links about their sudden passing.

Chile: The View of Peruvians in Santiago

16 May 2007

Guido writes about his city of Santiago in En Tu Ciudad [ES] and a recent observation focused on the presence of Peruvian immigrants. He laments the “indirect and direct racism and xenofobia” of many of his fellow citizens towards the newcomers, and is relieved that not everyone holds these attitudes.

Peru: Greatest Goal Ever?

14 May 2007

Peruvian bloggers are buzzing over the goal of Andrés Vásquez, who plays in Sweden, and scored on a magnificent cross-kicked score known as a “taquito” or “rabona”. Peruanista collects many reactions and posts videos that show this unique method of scoring. Some have even gone as far as saying that...

Peru: Blogger Photo Excursion

14 May 2007

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [ES] posts pictures of the 2nd Blogger Photo Excursion through the neighborhood of Barranco with fellow bloggers Lady B, Angie and Leuzor.

Peru: Border Issues with Chile, Reliving the War of the Pacific

11 May 2007

Even though the War of the Pacific ended over one hundred years ago, many in the affected countries are still discussing the events to led to the loss of territory by Peru. Bloggers write about their historical facts in the conflict and support for current actions such as the March to Tacna, seeking resolution to the conflict

Peru: Art Week Begins in Lima

7 May 2007

Apunta la Placa Plis [ES] is excited about Art Week in Lima that begins on May 7th. In addition to lectures, art exhibits, and concerts, the best part is that all activities are all free.

Peru: Culture and Gender in Advertising

4 May 2007

Luna Antagonica [ES] writes about her anthropological study that looks at gender and cultural identity issues in advertising in Peru. A related protest will also take place in front a department store to “show that in Peru that one cannot only associate images of beauty, success or prestige only with...

Peru: Ceviche Tops List

4 May 2007

Alejandro's Peru Food blog links to a recent poll of Lima residents that found that ceviche is their preferred dish. Other dishes lagged far behind, from which he adds, “All I have to say is, of course!”

Peru: Bloggers and Codes of Conduct

2 May 2007

Bloggers are often friendly people that like to get together and talk amongst themselves, but every once in awhile they also like to argue. These battles can be quite heated. Lately the subject of codes of conduct has been a topic that has generated disagreement among some Peruvian bloggers, and it hasn’t always been clean, and some have resorted to dirty tactics. The debate is far from settled.

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