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· January, 2009

Stories about Peru from January, 2009

Peru: Interview with Juan Arellano

Global Voices in Spanish coordinator Juan Arellano is interviewed by Ikitozz City [es] about the Peruvian blogosphere and his work at Global Voices.

Peru: Police Officers Killed in Pómac Forest Reserve

Three police officers, who were following a court order, were killed when they attempted to remove peasant families that had been illegally occupying lands in the Pómac Forest Reserve in...

Peru: Lima Celebrates Its Anniversary

On Sunday, January 18, the City of Kings, better known as Lima, Peru celebrated the 474th anniversary of its founding. Many bloggers took this opportunity to dedicate a few inspirational...

Peru: 2011 Elections Not So Far Away

Perú Político [es] writes that the Peruvian presidential elections in 2011 are so far, yet so close and that 30% do not have an idea who they would vote for.

Peru: Public Transportation Options in Lima

Jorge Gobbi of Blog de Viajes [es] provides a thorough summary on public transportation options in the Peruvian capital of Lima.

Peru: Buying an Alligator Body Part by Body Part

Alligators are commonly consumed in the Peruvian Amazon region. De La Selva [es] writes about an experience in the market of Belén, where people gathered around the animal to purchase...

Peru: Changing Indigenous Last Names to Avoid Discrimination

In Peru, some citizens see the necessity to change their last names, especially those that are typically indigenous, such as from “Quispe” to “Quimper,” as a way to avoid discrimination...

Peru: Blogger Wishes for the New Year

“What are your hopes for the Peruvian blogosphere in 2009?” That question was openly posed to the community of Peruvian blogosphere on Juan Arellano's blog Globalizado. As a result, 28...

Peru: Fee for Tourists at Ollantaytambo Unfair

Many national and foreign tourists were being charged an extra fee by the municipality of Ollantaytambo for the use of the train on route to Aguascalientes near the Macchu Pichu...

Americas: Calls for Peace in Palestine

Several Latin American bloggers are watching the events unfold in Gaza and they often feel helpless. They use their blogs to demand peace in the region. However, they also feel...

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