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· April, 2009

Stories about Peru from April, 2009

Peru: Newspaper Mocks Indigenous Congresswoman's Spanish Language Proficiency

Isabel Guerra writing at Living in Peru provides an overview of a recent case of discrimination and racism by the local newspaper “Correo” for mocking the the indigenous congresswomen Hilaria...

Peru: Road Blockades in San Martín Region

The Blog de Ideeleradio – Red Nacional informs about the road blockade protests by 7,000 members of indigenous communities in the cities of Tarapoto and Yurimaguas. They say that they...

Peru: Recent Paleontological Discoveries

El Pensieve de Dinorider [es] posts links to various articles about recent paleontological discoveries across Peru.

Latin America: Pride on Local Musicians in YouTube's Symphony Orchestra

Latin American bloggers have been writing about the YouTube Symphony Orchestra's debut at the Carnegie Hall, where the winners of a world-wide online contest where were flown into New York...

Peru: Recovering Memories of the Amazon

Historical records and memories of the Peruvian Amazon are often locked up in the archives of governmental offices or other non-governmental organizations, and often never seen by the general public....

Peru: Mass Sterilizations During Fujimori Term

After the sentencing of Peruvian ex-president Alberto Fujimori for crimes against humanity, Silvio Rendón of Gran Combo Club [es] summarizes the events behind the mass sterilizations of indigenous women without...

Peru: Traditional Music Takes on Internet Love

While internet romance has lost its shock value to many online veterans, certain segments of the population who have so far remained outside of the online revolution are just catching...

Peru: Unanswered Questions After Sentencing of Fujimori

With the sentencing of Peruvian ex-president Alberto Fujimori, Eland Vera of Comunicación y Desarrollo Peru [es] has some unanswered questions such as, “Is it possible that history repeats itself if...

Peru: Ex-President Fujimori Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison

Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori received his sentence: 25 years in prison convicted for crimes against humanity during his 1990-2000 administration. He was found to be guilty in his role...

Peru: Broadband Internet for Iquitos

Juan Arellano of Globalizado [es] introduces the campaign “Broadband Internet for Iquitos,” which aims to improve this service to the Peruvian town located in the Amazon region.

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