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· June, 2011

Stories about Peru from 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...

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...

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...

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

A recent report shows that the levels of aluminum in the water consumed by the people of Iquitos is above what is permitted. Global Voices writer and Spanish Translation Manager,...

Latin America: ‘La Furgo-Nana’ On the Road For Children's Rights and Lullabies

A documentary, a ‘transmedia platform’ and a humanitarian project: in ‘La Furgo-Nana’ (“a Volkswagen Type II Bus from 1969″) Maria and Anton are driving through the Pan American highway from...

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...

Peru: Controversy Over ‘Cristo del Pacífico’

President Alan Garcia's announcement that a giant Jesus Christ would be installed on top of the Morro Solar in Lima has drawn both criticism and praise from bloggers and social...

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

Isabel Guerra updates [es] her blog with the latest news on the Inambari hydroelectric project: after protests demanding its cancellation, the government has announced it will suspend the temporal concession...

Peru: Protesters in Puno Demand Cancellation of Inambari Hydroelectric Project

Isabel Guerra, Global Voices author and translator, writes [es] that protesters in Puno are demanding the cancellation of the Inambari hydroelectric project. She adds that on Saturday, June 11, 1,000...

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...

Peru: Congress Approves 10 Year Moratorium for Genetically Modified Seeds

Global Voices author and translator Isabel Guerra, who recently wrote about the debate regarding genetically modified farming in Peru, reports [es] that the Peruvian congress has approved a 10 year...

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

According to the latest official results, with 88.375% of the votes from yesterday's run-off  election counted, Ollanta Humala defeats Keiko Fujimori with 51.276% of the vote –Fujimori got 48.724%. Bloggings by boz writes...

Peru: Exit Polls Place Ollanta Humala in the Lead

Follow netizen's reactions as they wait for results from the second round of presidential elections in Peru: Juan Arellano is tracking online activity via Storify [es] as exit polls place...

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...

Latin America: An Overview of E-Government in the Region

Global Voices author and Spanish Translation Manager Juan Arellano looks [es] at e-government in Latin America, giving a short overview of specific initiatives that are currently being implemented in several...

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...

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