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· February, 2009

Stories about Peru from February, 2009

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Global Health: Mobile Phones to Boost Healthcare

23 February 2009

Three foundations have joined forces in an effort to provide better healthcare through the use of cell phones and computer technology. In particular, these mobile technology initiatives are aimed at improving healthcare services in developing countries. Cell phones are currently being used for health services ranging from HIV/AIDS education to...

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Peru: Portrayal of Andean Life in Llosa's Movies

22 February 2009

The recent film "The Milk of Sorrow" by Peruvian director Claudia Llosa was recently awarded with the Golden Bear at an international film festival in Berlin. Even though the film has yet to open in Peru, debate has started whether or not Llosa's portrayal of Andean life is accurate or in some cases racist towards the indigenous communities that figure prominently in her movies.

Peru: Blogging From Lower Income Sectors of Society

18 February 2009

Dego of Nadie Lee Lo Que Escribo [es] writes about the use of internet especially among the youth in the Peruvian capital of Lima, and about how most access the web via crowded, yet relatively inexpensive public terminals. However, he writes that the ability to blog is still out of...

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Antarctica: Latin Americans Blog from the Coldest Place on Earth

3 February 2009

The frigid surroundings of Antarctica may be the last place one would think to find bloggers. However, a handful of Latin Americans have become interested in sharing their experiences traveling or working on this desolate continent. Some even write directly from Antarctica, posting photos and videos, to help readers feel what it is like to be so far away from home. This is part 1 in a 2-part series.

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