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· September, 2007

Stories about Peru from September, 2007

Peru: Dangerous Construction

The Peruvian government has relaxed norms for the construction of buildings arguing that the deregulation will speed up construction and reduce bureaucracy. However, Desde el Tercer Piso [ES] counters that...

Peru: Negligence Leads to Turtles’ Demise

Juan Arellano is saddened about the negligence shown by local government officials in Peru that allowed for the illegal commercialization of turtles [ES] and their eggs in a protected nature...

Peru: Sculpture For Victims Defaced

A memorial called the “Crying Eye” remembers the approximately 70,000 people that died due to armed conflict in Peru. Hypathia's Daughter posts pictures of this sculpture in Lima, which was...

Peru: Fujimori's Arrival

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [ES] continues his coverage of the Fujimori extradition with his recent entry regarding the arrival of the ex-President to Peruvian soil.

World Reaction to the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

In every society in which they find themselves, the world's 370 million indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable and marginalized. After over 22 years of negotiations and consultations, the...

Peru: Alberto Toledo's Thoughts on Fujimori Extradition

Mate Pastor [ES] writes about the recent comments made by ex-President Alberto Toledo regarding the recent extradition of Alberto Fujimori.

Peru: Fujimori Extradited to Face Charges

After a lengthy process, the Chilean judicial system ruled that former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori would be extradited to face charges of corruption and human rights abuses. When news of...

Peru: Abimael Guzman Captured 15 Years Ago

Desde el Tercer Piso [ES], El Blog de Morsa [ES], and Pospost [ES] write about the 15th anniversary of the capture of Shining Path leader Abimael Guzman.

Peru: The Rising Boom of Peruvian Cuisine

There has been a national and international boom in regards to Peruvian gastronomy. Over the past years, talking about Peruvian food has been something very common. Radio and television programs,...

Peru: OLPC in Arahuay

One Laptop Per Child News takes a look at the detailed account of the OLPC pilot project in Arahuay. Carla Gomez Monroy documents the entire process and adds her thoughts...

Peru: Horse Patrols for Lima

The Peruvian National Police has decided to purchase 200 horses to help patrol the city. Pospost [ES] notes a study that demonstrates that the horse patrols has help reduce crime...

Peru: Problems with the Telecommunication System Post-Earthquake

Eduardo Villanueva, a communications professor, writes about the problems with the telecommunications system following the August earthquake in Peru [ES]. “No, there was no contingency plan…no, the state did not...

Peru: Water Levels for Amazon River Dropping

The water level of the Amazon River has been dropping to near record lows. Andean Currents writes that many are blaming deforestation and the logging industry.

Peru: Facebook and Social Networking

Slowly, but surely, Facebook has begun to grow in popularity in comparision to other sites usually used by Peruvians. However, some Peruvian bloggers relate their experiences with this social networking...

Peru: Who is the Most Powerful in Peru?

Juan Sheput of Mate Pastor [ES] takes a look at the latest survey that ranks Peruvians of different fields in terms of who holds the most power.

Peru: Pisco To Receive OLPC Laptops

Desde El Tercer Piso [ES] is pleased with the announcement that the One Laptop Per Child project in Peru will be distributed as a priority to the rebuilt city of...

Peru: Pisco Wins Awards

Peru Food sings the praises of the national drink of Pisco, in which certain brands were recently awarded medals in European competitions.

Peru: Perception of the National Police

The Police in Peru receives very little respect and confidence from the country as a whole according to a national survey. Desde El Tercer Piso [ES] comments on why this...

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