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· August, 2007

Stories about Peru from August, 2007

Brazil: Gunshots along the border

Altino Machado reports a radio call [PT] from José Meirelles, who coordinates an Etno-Environmental Protection Front at the Brazil-Peru border on Acre state, deep in the Amazon Forest. He tells...

Peru: An Opportunity for the Country

In the aftermath of the earthquake in Peru, some bloggers have continued to wonder who is to blame for the disappearance in aid and the sensationalist nature of the coverage....

Peru: The Profile of the President's Son

el útero de marita [ES] uncovers the profile of Alan Raúl Simón García, the son of the current Peruvian president of the same name, at the social networking site hi5.

Indians blog to defend against illegal logging along the Brazil-Peru Frontier

The Ashaninkas are the largest indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon and differently from the majority of the South American original dwellers, their cultural identity is greatly preserved. Apart from...

Peru: Remembering Pisco

Alejandro García takes a break from discussing food on his blog Peru Food to remember the city of Pisco, which was recently destroyed in the August earthquake.

Peru: Slideshow of Destruction in Pisco

C.J. Schexnayder posts images and a special slideshow on his blog Andean Currents documenting the destruction in the city of Pisco.

Peru: Fragile Tourist Destinations

Touristic patrimony is often fragile, writes Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes [ES] in reference to the destruction of some of the natural formations in Paracas, Peru.

Peru: Collection of Goods in Lima

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [ES] took a stroll down to the Plaza de Armas in Lima and snapped these photos of Lima residents collecting goods for the earthquake victims.

Peru: Bloggers From Ica

The city of Ica was particularly hit hard by the recent Peruvian earthquake. Many of the updates and calls for solidarity came from bloggers based in the metropolis of Lima....

Peru: Lost Cultural Treasures

Pospost [ES] writes about lost cultural treasures due to the Peruvian earthquake, such as damaged churches and destroyed museum collections.

Peru: Post-Quake Chaos

The recent devasting earthquake that struck Peru brought out a wave of activity among Peruvian bloggers. Some wrote and documented what they felt when the seismic activity struck, whie others...

Peru: Providing Help for Quake Victims

Juan Arellano, who has been providing coverage of the recent Peruvian earthquake, publishes his latest bilingual update regarding the different needs of those affected by the disaster.

Peru: Destruction in Huancavelica

el útero de marita [ES] implores readers to not forget about the destruction in Huancavelica, in which nearly one-third of the housing was destroyed by the recent earthquake.

Peru: Where To Help Victims of Earthquake

Desde El Tercer Piso [ES] and BlogsPeru [ES] provide information on how to help those affected by the earthquake.

Peru: Online Earthquake Coverage

When disaster hits, many look to television or radio to get their news. However, in Peru, many look to the internet to find out the latest information. Within minutes, the...

Peru: Latest from the Earthquake in Peru

GV Author, Juan Arellano has collected additional information regarding the recent earthquake in Peru [ES], where the death toll has risen to more than 300.

Peru: Earthquake Hits Lima

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [ES] writes about the breaking news of a strong earthquake that hit the country. In addition, while President Alan Garcia addresses the nation, a tsunami warning...

Peru: Film Festival Poster Brings Cries of Racism

A poster advertising the 2007 Lima Film Festival featured an illustration of several lighter skinned Peruvians, typical of the crowd that the festival might attract. However, one additional attendee on...

Peru: Printed Maritime Map Causes Tensions

Andean Currents writes about a controversial map printed in the El Peruano newspaper, which claims a portion of the Pacific Ocean already claimed by Chile.

Peru: Blogger Meet-up in Huánuco

Juan Arellano's recent trip to Huánuco provided an opportunity to meet-up with a group of bloggers from that city [ES].

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