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· July, 2011

Stories about Peru from July, 2011

26 July 2011

Peru: Football, TV Ads, Mining and Social Networks

On Tuesday, July 19, while Peruvians suffered with the semifinal match between Peru-Uruguay for the Copa América, netizens who were watching the game had a reason to tweet with anger:...

20 July 2011

Peru: Mining Commercial Sparks Controversy

Peru: Amazonian Indigenous Life Threatened By Petroleum

An hour long documentary shows the traditional lives of indigenous people in the Amazon, and how their subsistence lifestyle is threatened by petroleum exploitation and monoculture of renewable energy sources...

15 July 2011

Peru: Transportation Strike in Lima: A Campaign Against the Mayor?

The mayor of Lima, Susana Villarán, has experienced an outpour of all kinds criticism at the six month mark of her term. A strike by transportation carriers on July 13...

10 July 2011

Argentine Songwriter Facundo Cabral Murdered in Guatemala

On Saturday July 9 the renowned songwriter Facundo Cabral, whose career was characterised by songs that acted as a vehicle for his messages, was murdered in Guatemala. Moved by his...

6 July 2011

Peru: Sacrilegious Theft in Motupe

On Tuesday July 5, 2011, Peruvians woke up to shocking news: the popular and very well-known Holy Cross of Motupe had been stolen. Netizens reacted to the news on Twitter...

1 July 2011

#Opandeslibre or When Anonymous Attacked Peru

Last week the people of Anonymous, through their Anonymous Iberoamerica arm, announced their intention to attack Chilean and Peruvian government websites on June 23, allegedly because of the violation of...

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