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· August, 2011

Stories about Peru from August, 2011

Peru: Ripley Department Store Workers Maintain Demands

Peru: 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Jungle Region

Peru: Congress Passes Law Requiring Prior Consultation With Indigenous Peoples

Peru: Spanish Media and Prostitution in Iquitos

Peru: Customers Show Support for Ripley Department Store Employees

Peruvian social networks are buzzing with talk about the temporary closing of a Ripley department stores. Although the closing of the store is officially in accordance with the lack of...

Brazil: Construction Starts on Controversial Belo Monte Dam

Despite the protesting voices of indigenous populations and traditional settlers of Volta Grande do Xingu region, construction on Brazil's Belo Monte hydroelectric plant has begun. Protests against the project will...

The ‘New Latin America’ Faces its Past

Peru: New Bills for a New Congress

Peru: Journalist Sued for Defamation

Peru: The Amazon and the Diversion of the Huallaga and Marañón Rivers

Law 29,760 -also known as 'Corina Law'- was published this July in Peru, qualifying as a "public need and of national interest" the diversion of the Marañon and Huallaga rivers...

Chile: Starbucks Baristas Hunger Strike for Higher Wages

Chilean Starbucks workers have revealed that their country's baristas are paid less per hour than the cost of a cup of coffee. Three employees are now on hunger strike demanding...

Latin America: Migrating to Another Latin American Country

Peru: Reactions After Ollanta Humala's Inauguration

On July 28, Ollanta Humala was inaugurated as the new Peruvian President. Comments and reactions in social networks have been filled with everything from faith and hope, to bitter criticism,...

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