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· June, 2010

Stories about Peru from June, 2010

28 June 2010

Peru: A Bill on Obscene Content

A few days ago the news broke of a bill that had been approved by the Justice Comission in Congress, proposing an amendment to section 183-B of the Penal Code,...

Peru: Scientist is Charged for Criticizing Investigation

26 June 2010

Worldwide: The oil spills that don't make the news

The tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has the world's attention on the devastation that badly managed oil extraction can bring. However, in some places around the world,...

24 June 2010

Peru: Chess World Champions Visit Lima

For two days, Lima hosted the two chess champions, Gary Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov. They both came for an exhibition game, where they played against 25 children. Although football is...

19 June 2010

Peru: Southern Peru on Strike Reclaiming Gas

A 24-hour strike in protest of the Camisea gas export took place in various departments of southern Peru. The villagers complained about the gas moving abroad, while they have a...

18 June 2010

Peru: Shining Path at the University of San Marcos?

A video of a rally in favor of Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), which took place at the campus of San Marcos University, was seen by the media as a resurgence...

14 June 2010

Peru: Cyber-Activism in Chimbote

Chimbote is a city and fishing port located to the north of Lima, where the use of internet is expanding. Recently, internet has become a way to call for and...

11 June 2010

Peru: Watching the World Cup from Afar

It’s been years since Peruvians have seen their national team playing in a FIFA World Cup; 28 years to be exact. That means 7 editions of the Football World Cup....

8 June 2010

Peru: The Blogosphere Remembers Bagua

A year from the tragic incidents in Bagua, where officially 34 people died (23 of them were policemen) and unofficial reports speak of a much larger number of casualties, Peruvians...

5 June 2010

Peru: A Year Since Bagua

June 5 marks a year of the Baguazo, the name given to the unfortunate events that took pace in Bagua where officially 34 people died, of which 23 were policemen;...

1 June 2010

Peru: Reactions to Release of Convicted Terrorist Lori Berenson

The recent release under probation of the U.S citizen sentenced for terrorism, Lori Berenson, generated mixed reactions from the media and citizens, and began a series of debates about the...