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· August, 2008

Stories about Peru from August, 2008

31 August 2008

Americas: Celebrating BlogDay

August 31 is BlogDay around the world, which is an event where bloggers recommend 5 blogs to be discovered by others. The Latin American team from Global Voices Online is...

30 August 2008

Peru: Views Towards the Indigenous Protests

The protests by indigenous groups in Northern Peru are not always understood in other parts of the country. Some bloggers examine attitudes and views by others, who often look down...

22 August 2008

Peru: Government Attempts to Halt Protests in the North

The news media has started to provide more coverage of the protests taking place in Northern Peru. The newspaper La República writes that the commission headed up by Environmental Minister...

21 August 2008

Peru: On Being Peruvian

17 August 2008

Peru: One Year After the Pisco Earthquake

One year after a powerful earthquake struck the southern part of Peru, many bloggers look back and note the lack of progress. Most of the blame falls on the local,...

15 August 2008

Peru: Amazonian Indigenous Groups Protest New Governmental Decrees

The Aguaruna indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon is protesting several governmental decrees that some say would make it easier for the government and oil companies to have access to...

Peru: Photos of Children from the Highlands

14 August 2008

Video of Colombian refugees attacking a family in Chile raises concerns

A cell phone video where a group of people are seen attacking a family with sticks and stones, and leaving most of them unconscious, has been determined to show 10...

8 August 2008

Peru: Blogging About Food at Home and Abroad

Peruvian food has been receiving plenty of attention in the media, and bloggers are writing about their favorite dishes. Alejandro García of Peru Food provides the latest blog roundup about...

2 August 2008

Peru: Juan Arellano Interviewed About Lingua Project

Peru: Rancas Faces Off Against Mining Company

The Peruvian community of Rancas has found itself in a struggle against the mining company Volcán. Some local leaders have been protesting the environmental damage caused by this profitable industry,...