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· September, 2010

Stories about Peru from September, 2010

Peru: Superficial Solutions As District Elections Approach

24 September 2010

Gabriela García Calderón shares photos [es] of a recently fixed street in the Miraflores district in Lima, coinciding with mayoral and district elections. But the images that follow prove that only a few meters away the streets have holes that make it dangerous for anyone to pass through, especially those...

Peru: Hydroelectric Project Raises Concerns

23 September 2010

The blog Warmiboa [es] shares its concern about hydroelectric project Corina, which would divert water from two rivers (Huallaga and Marañón) to the coast in order to irrigate the desert, causing “unpredictable consequences.” The blogger explains that this project would affect the people of Loreto, who suffer from a lack...

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Peru: Mayoral Candidates, Twitter and an Intercepted Phone Call

19 September 2010

"Lourdes" became a Twitter Trending Topic for a couple of hours. The story behind what looks like a trivial Trending Topic is the release of a conversation where Lourdes Flores, a candidate for mayor of Lima, uses unreserved remarks about the mayorship. Bloggers and Twitter users reacted to the audio and the politics behind it.

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Peru: Controversy Over Legislative Decree 1097 and Human Rights

9 September 2010

The enactment of Legislative Decree 1097 by the Executive led to a wave of criticism; Human Rights advocates claim that members of death squads currently in prison and high-level officials on trial or convicted for violating Human Rights could benefit from the decree. Bloggers also shared their opinion.

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Getting to Know the Global Voices Latin America Team

8 September 2010

The Global Voices Latin America team of volunteer authors has grown over the past three years. During this transition and the presentation of a new Regional Editor, Silvia Viñas, let's take a look at the diverse community of committed bloggers from this region.

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Peru: Celebrating 20 years of ‘Nubeluz’

2 September 2010

Peruvian bloggers reacted to the 20th Anniversary of the children's TV show Nubeluz; a show from the early 1990s which became an escape for both young and old from the hard times facing the country during those years.

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