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· February, 2012

Stories about Peru from February, 2012

Peru: Problems with Access to Information and Forestry Transparency

The Peruvian Press Council reported on a “Public Hearing: Access to Information and Transparency Forest,” accompanied by a training workshop on related issues in the town of Nueva Cajamarca, San...

Peru: A Conversation with Rafael Salazar of Creative Commons Peru

Oscar Montezuma Panez from the blog Blawyer [es] spoke to Rafael Salazar, one of the leaders behind Creative Commons Peru. In the conversation, Rafael explains what the local Creative Commons chapter...

Peru: New Racism Incident Ignites Debate on Social Networks

A movie theater in Lima became the scene of a case that public opinion quickly deemed another example of the ongoing problem of racism in Peru: a 13-year-old boy uttered...

Peru is Hit by Strong Rains

Juan Arellano reports [es] that the rainy season in Peru has arrived with particular strength this year. He names some areas that have been affected by the rainfall in his...

Peru: The Capture of Comrade Artemio

On February 9, the leader of the terrorist group Shining Path, Comrade Artemio, was captured. Artemio has been a wanted man for some time, being one of the last bosses...

Peru: The Water March Arrives in Lima

Finally the Water March arrived in Lima. For two days, different activities developed for the defense of water throughout the country. Juan Arellano gathers some citizens' reports of these final...

Peru: The Water March Approaches Lima

The Water March, that left Cajamarca on February 1, is already approaching Lima, its final destination. In the previous post we left the Water March on its fifth day, leaving...

Peru: A blogger's proposition

Peruvian blogger Cyrano makes a proposition on his blog [es]: “today February 7, 2012, without fail (or whenever you read this), let's make a call to someone we don't talk...

Peru: Following the Great Water March

It has been seven days since the Great Water March set off, on February 1, from the heights of Celendín, Cajamarca, where the lakes threatened by the Conga mining project...

Latin America: Energy Podcasts in English

Setty recommends the Institute of the Americas’ English-language podcast series on energy in Latin America.

Peru's President Ollanta Humala: A ‘Chávez’ or a Washington Ally?

In a post for Foreign Policy in Focus, W. Alex Sanchez wonders about Peru's president Ollanta Humala: “Humala: Chavez Clone or Washington Partner?”

Peru: Preparing for the Great Water March

As part of the protests against the Conga mining project in Cajamarca, a "Great Water March" left Cajamarca on February 1. On social networks netizens share itineraries, videos, photos, posters,...

Peru: MOVADEF Abandons Party Registration Request

Juan Arellano reports [es] that the Movement for Amnesty and Fundamental Rights (MOVADEF), believed to be a façade for the terrorist movement Sendero Luminoso (SL – Shining Path), has backed down...

Peruvian Blogger Adds to List of Universal Truths and Questions

Peruvian blogger Cyrano, from Columna 17, has updated his blog with a new list of universal truths and questions. This time [es], he says -among other things- that, “with this...

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