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· July, 2007

Stories about Peru from July, 2007

Peru: Photos of an Amazonian Market

Alejandro from Peru Food blog posts photos of an Amazon market in the small town of Nauta, which is located 100 km from Iquitos.

Peru: Journalist Launches New Blog

C.J. Schexnayder, who also writes at Klephblog, recently launched Andean Currents, which will be “a home for the data and eratta I have come across in my research and travels.”

Peru: Deadly City of La Oroya

El útero de marita [ES] writes about the Peruvian city of La Oroya, which made a recent list of 5 deadliest cities in the world. A recent study found that...

Peru: Polls, Strikes, and Independence Day

As Peruvian Independence Day approaches on July 28, the atmosphere in Peru is becoming increasingly festive and the Peruvian national colors, red and white, are cropping up everywhere. However, on...

Peru: Origins of Pisco

Utilismos [ES] writes about Pisco Day and the ongoing dispute with Chile regarding the origins of this popular drink.

Peru: Protests in Pucallpa Against Increased Fuel Tax

The Peruvian government announced that it will no longer provide tax benefits for fuel for residents of the jungle region of Pucallpa, where they claim the cheaper fuel is trafficked...

Peru: Tarata, 15 Years Later

Jose Alejandro Godoy of Desde el Tercer Piso [ES] writes about the 15th anniversary of the attack on Tarata Street by the Shining Path, which left 25 dead and 155...

Peru: The Opening of the Lima Book Fair

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [ES] writes about the 12th annual Lima Book Fair that runs from July 19 – 29.

Peru: Prayer of Daily Strikes

Cuaderno de Borrador [ES] writes her own play on the “Our Father” in response to the wave or protests and strikes currently taking place in Peru.

Peru: Bloggers Celebrate Machu Picchu's Selection as a Wonder of the World

The much delayed selection of the “new seven wonders of the world” has finally ended; Machu Picchu, also known as the lost city of the Incas, came in fourth place...

Peru: First Interaction with OLPC

Invazor C!!! [ES] writes about his first hands-on experience with the XO of the One Laptop per Child project and states that the children were able to easily and happily...

Peru: Interoceanic Highway Update

C.J. Schexnayder of Kleph's Blog provides an update of the progress of the $1.3 billion dollar Interoceanic Highway.

Peru: National Team Survives and Moves on to Quarterfinals

After a great start to the Copa America football tournament, the Peruvian National Team barely squeaked by after tying neighboring Bolivia. As a result, many Peruvian bloggers took the National...

Peru: OLPC Presentation in Lima

As reported by Backdraft [ES], the One Laptop Per Child project will be presented by Eduardo Silva at the Universidad Continental in Lima.

Alberto Fujimori: Arrested in Chile, Running in Japan, Dreaming of Peru

Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru now under house arrest in Chile, has surprised everyone with the announcement that he will run for the Senate in his motherland, Japan....

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