Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

· December, 2010

Stories about Peru from December, 2010

New Year's Resolution: Learn About Latin American Culture

31 December 2010

Colombian/Argentinean Travelojos contributor Jennifer Lubrani writes about her New Year's resolution: “I’ve made it a goal to try to learn as much as I can about all of the other Latin American cultures.” She suggests five ways to “get cultured” on Latin America.

Read this post

Latin America: 2010 in Review

29 December 2010

An 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile, a police strike in Ecuador and the Nobel Prize in Literature for Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa were some of the news bloggers and citizen media users reported and analyzed this year. Let's take a look at these and other stories the Latin American team covered in 2010.

Peru: Lima's Municipal Art Gallery

25 December 2010

In Globalizado [es], Juan Arellano writes about his visit to Lima's municipal art gallery Pancho Fierro. He wonders about the future of the gallery as a new municipal administration is about to take office.

Peru: Book About Social Conflicts in Peru

24 December 2010

Silvio Rendón from GranComboClub analyzed [es] the book “Between economic growth and social dissatisfaction. Social protests in contemporary Peru” [es] by Romeo Grompone and Martin Tanaka. Aside from reviewing the interesting material on the case studies presented, Silvio thinks the conclusions the book reaches try to distort the social conflicts...

Read this post

Christmas Recipes in Global Food Blogs

23 December 2010

Christmas means ‘coming home’ to many people - but if this isn’t possible, preparing a magic meal can be a consolation. Bloggers of many continents have shared their favorite holiday recipes. With these you can dream yourself back home or even visit a place, you’ve never been to before. Where are you celebrating Christmas this year and what are you serving?

Blogger.com Removes Two Blogs by Same Author for More than 12 Hours

15 December 2010

Blogger Carlos Quiroz writes, “On Monday, December 13, 2010 around by at 11:00 AM. my blog Carlos in DC was deleted by Blogger.com after I tried posting a video of the WikiLeaks anonymous activists. Blogger also deleted my blog Peruanista without any explanation. Both blogs were removed for more than 12 hour.”

Peru: Red April, a Novel by Santiago Roncagliolo

14 December 2010

In a short book review, Greg Weeks writes: “Santiago Roncagliolo's Red April: A Novel is a creepy yet engrossing mystery set in Peru in March-April 2000. It focuses on the fight against Sendero Luminoso in Ayacucho. […] From the perspective of plot, the book keeps you guessing until the end.”

Read this post

Peru: Reactions to Changes in Internet Contracts with Telefonica

14 December 2010

Telefónica del Perú, the main Internet service provider in the country, made some changes in the contracts with its users which have generated protests and rejection among Internet users. The penalties for "excessive" use of the Internet and the limited number of possible connections, among other things, are being discussed by several bloggers.

Read this post

Americas: Cosplay in Latin America

10 December 2010

Cosplay is a form of expression in which participants use costumes and accessories to represent their favorite manga, anime or video game characters. Its followers in Latin America are a passionate community that promotes Cosplay through personal blogs, Flickr and other social media outlets.

Read this post

Peru: Hostages Taken in Bank Robbery in Gamarra, Lima

6 December 2010

In a still confusing sequence of events, an assailant held up a bank in an area known as Gamarra in Lima, holding up several customers and staffers as hostages. The news were reported via Twitter by user @solopedrito who tweeted that a robber was holding up a bank and threatening to detonate a bomb.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site