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· August, 2008

Stories about Peru from 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...

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...

Peru: Work on Lima Streets Taking Too Long

Luis Ramos of Vivir Lima [es] complains about the time that it is taking for the work on some Lima streets. He also republishes the results from a recent survey...

Peru: Blogger Inducted to Academy of Spanish Language

Daniel Salas from Gran Combo Club [es] salutes the induction of Camilo Fernádez Cozman to the Peruvian Academy of Spanish language. Camilo, besides an academist is also a blogger. His...

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...

Peru: On Being Peruvian

The blog Choledad Privada [es] publishes the fifth post in a series that attempts to humorously unveil the pure essence of being “Peruvian”, however, not everyone agrees.

Peru: Children's Play Inside a Moving Bus

Perú Vas? presents Pequito and the Key of Seven Years, which is the first children's play that will take place inside a moving bus, writes Elizabeth Lino of Te Voy...

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,...

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

Luis Yupanqui of Peruviajero [es] publishes photos of children from the Peruvian highlands. He writes, “I don't take their souls, as is believed in many highland towns, but I do...

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...

Peru: Environmental Contamination in Iquitos

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] shows examples of contamination in the city of Iquitos, Peru and says that it cannot be solved simply by residents adopting better conservation habits, but...

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...

Peru: Juan Arellano Interviewed About Lingua Project

Global Voices in Spanish editor Juan Arellano was recently interviewed by Kat of Traductósphera [es] about his work on the 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,...

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