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· January, 2008

Stories about Peru from January, 2008

Peru: Introduction to Bloggers from Iquitos

The Iquitos or Loreto blogsphere is comprised mostly by young people, with some notable exceptions. Some blog about politics in the Amazon town, while many more write about their own...

Peru: Free Trade Agreement Mentioned in Democratic Debate

Carlos Quiroz of Carlos @ DC points out how the Free Trade Agreement between the US and Peru was a topic of discussion in a recent debate among Democratic candidates...

Peru: The Feast of the Three Kings in Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo, Peru, located near the city of Cuzco, recently celebrated the “Fiesta de Reyes” (Feast of the Three Kings). The Quechua and Spanish bilingual blog Habla Quechua [qu/es] has pictures...

Peru: Thoughts on Options for US Elections

Peruvian blogger Nómad Andrea provides her thoughts on a recent Washington Post article about voting for a minority or woman candidate in the upcoming US elections. She writes, “being a...

Peru: Wendy Sulca, Child Video Sensation

From Peru, 10 year old Wendy Sulca is quickly becoming an internet sensation. Her folkloric videos have viewers discussing children´s rights, what it means to be Peruvian and whether or...

Peru: Discovery of Gas Reserves

Upon the discovery of gas reserves in Peru, President Alan García boasted that the country now has enough gas for the next 40 years. However, Juan Sheput of Mate Pastor...

Peru: The Ministry of the Environment

The Peruvian government announced the creation of a new Ministry of the Environment. Perú Político [es] analyzes the role of the new government entity and the commission created to implement...

Peru: The Year of the Potato

The United Nations recently named 2008 as the Year of the Potato. Alejandro of Peru Food provides a bit of a historical background of this staple food for much of...

Peru: Video Blog Talk-Show

In a talk-show format, Carlos Wertheman of Invazor C [es] hosts and produces a new Peruvian video-blog called Impagable [es]

Peru: The Next Outsider

Desde El Tercer Piso [es] speculates on the next “outsider” to enter the Peruvian presidential politics for the elections in 2011. He wonders about the possibility of Antauro Humala.

Peru: Cinencuentro Covers Peruvian Cinema

Cinencuentro is a Peruvian blog site that provides everything from movie reviews to interviews. Many of the site's contributors are film enthusiasts and some are even budding directors. Juan Arellano...

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