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· June, 2011

Stories about Peru from June, 2011

30 June 2011

Peru: Peace Restored in Puno Following Agreements

Through the enforcement of recent statutes put in place by the executive, little by little peace is being restored in the Puno region after recent conflict and social unrest (both...

27 June 2011

Video: Celebrating the Solstice

The celebrations for Summer and Winter Solstices were full of lanterns, dances, flowers and bonfires. Lets tour around the world to check out the different celebrations: Solstice at Stonehenge, Feast...

26 June 2011

Peru: Residents of Puno Resume Protests

Once again the inhabitants of the Puno region have taken to the streets in protests, this time against the contamination caused by the mining of minerals. Six people died as...

23 June 2011

Peru: Beyond Politics: ‘Chelita’, Chicharrón and Chess

There is a lot more going on in Peru besides elections. The death of a beloved actress, and the country's gastronomy and achievements in sports have also been noted in...

Peru: Women in Iquitos Protest High Levels of Aluminum in Water

18 June 2011

E Day: Discovering Celebrities’ Favorite Words

What do singer Shakira, actor Gael Garcia Bernal, chef Ferran Adria and writer Mario Vargas Llosa have in common? They are all part of the group of 30 celebrities who...

14 June 2011

Peru: Reactions Following Ollanta Humala's Electoral Victory

More than a week following the close victory of nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala in the Peruvian presidential elections, reactions of all sorts continue to arise in the press, blogosphere, and...

Peru: Government Announces End of Concession for Inambari Hydroelectric Project

10 June 2011

Peru: Aymara Indigenous People Announce Resumption of Protests in Puno

After a temporary truce to allow for presidential elections to take place in the Puno region, the Aymara Indians in said region have announced that they will resume their strike...

Colombia: Robbery at Andean Parliament Headquarters

On June 7, members of the Andean Parliament were robbed at the organization’s headquarters in Bogotá, Colombia. On Twitter netizens posted their opinions, mostly rejecting what had happened, with the...

6 June 2011

Peru: Ollanta Humala Wins Elections According to Early Results

In Lima, Peru, the initial results of the presidential election vote count confirmed the tendency expressed in the exit polls: 52.6% for Ollanta Humala and 47.4% for Keiko Fujimori. Reactions...

Peru: 5 Points About President Elect Ollanta Humala

Peru: Exit Polls Place Ollanta Humala in the Lead

4 June 2011

Peru: 2011 Elections: Reactions to Presidential Debate

The televised debate between the two candidates for the Peruvian presidency, Keiko Fujimori and Ollanta Humala, was closely followed on social networks. Some days after the debate, netizens are still...

1 June 2011

Peru: 2011 Elections: Candidates Tied, Peruvians Divided

The second round of presidential elections in Peru reaches its final leg in the midst of unresolved social conflict and polarization of the electorate that has not only generated public...