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· December, 2011

Stories about Peru from December, 2011

27 December 2011

‘Developing Latin America': Open Data Projects

Technology for Transparency Network

The 'Desarrollando Latin América' (Developing Latin America) competition, a public hackathon for creating technological solutions to education, security and budgetary problems in six countries in the region, took place on...

Latin America: Youth Unemployment

Peru: Afro-Peruvian Christmas Music

Christmas, a Christian celebration that arrived in Perú with the Spaniards at the beginning of the sixteenth century, was adapted over the years by different Peruvian communities. The black community...

21 December 2011

Peru: Racism Debated on Social Networks

A recent incident at a Lima movie theater has turned a spotlight on the issue of racism. Netizens are commenting on this and other similar incidents and on the bigger...

14 December 2011

Peru: Protests Against Mining in Videos, Part II

Recent protests against the environmental damage caused by mining in Peru have sparked plenty of audiovisual material. In this second post of a two-part series, Juan Arellano highlights what citizens,...

13 December 2011

Peru: State of Emergency Declared in Cajamarca

After the ongoing strike against the Conga mining project in the Peruvian town of Cajamarca, a high level commission went to the city to negotiate an end to the strike,...

Peru: Protests Against Mining in Videos, Part I

Recent protests against the environmental damage caused by mining in Peru have sparked plenty of audiovisual material, from campaigns to raise awareness, to citizen videos of protests, repression and more....

12 December 2011

Peru: Congress Approves Law Criminalizing Femicide

The Peruvian Congress has approved the text of a law that recognizes femicide as a crime punishable by up to 25 years of incarceration. Under the existing law, the murder...

7 December 2011

Latin America: Social Networks Bring Recognition to Primary Recyclers

Using various social media, primary recyclers of Latin America, also known as pepenadores, cartoneros, buzos (waste pickers) or simply recyclers, have joined together in search of social inclusion and formal...

Peru: Blogs from Cajamarca Report on Conga Mine Conflict

Protests against the Conga mining project in Cajamarca continue despite the suspension of activities announced by the mining company. Juan Arellano highlights blogs written from Cajamarca that are reporting on...

Peru: Calle 13 Arrive to Concert Five Hours Late

Puerto Rican group Calle 13's delay of almost five hours to their concert in Lima, due to commitments they had for the same day - three concerts between Peru and...