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· February, 2011

Stories about Peru from February, 2011

28 February 2011

Peru: Ex-Minister Asked US Embassy to Help Contain Opponent's Presidential Campaign

On February 19th, Spanish newspaper El Pais released a cable stating that "Fernando Rospigliosi, former Minister of the Interior in the government of Alejandro Toledo, asked the assistance of the...

24 February 2011

Peru: Controversy Over Removal of Anonymity in Electoral Polls

A new policy preventing opinion polls from being conducted anonymously caused a storm in the press and on social networking sites. Finally, faced with a barrage of questions from the...

22 February 2011

Video: Learning a New Language Through Online Video

February 21st is the International Mother Language Day and this year's theme is Linguistic Diversity and New Technologies. With that in mind, we bring you a series of examples of...

Peru: Wikileaks Cable Stirs Electoral Campaign

11 February 2011

Peru: Inambari Hydroelectric Project Generates Rejection

The Inambari hydroelectric project in the Peruvian Amazon jungle has sparked public debate and generated rejection due to its potential impact on the local ecosystem and because 80% of the...

4 February 2011

Peru: New Strain of Dengue Spreads in the Amazon

A dengue outbreak that emerged in the Peruvian Amazon region of Loreto has easily spread through several neighbouring regions. On the 1st of February, four confirmed cases had been officially...

2 February 2011

Latin America: Drawing Parallels with Egypt

As protests in Egypt continue, Latin American bloggers are drawing historical parallels with similar uprisings in the region and some are wondering: “Could it happen here now?”

1 February 2011

Blogger asks: “Could instability spread to Latin America?”

Peru: Gay Marriage Becomes Presidential Election Issue

Same-sex marriage has been debated for some time, and its possible legalization has become a part of the election platforms of presidential candidates in Peru. This follows the rejection of...