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· June, 2012

Stories about Peru from June, 2012

23 June 2012

Peru: Amazonian Indigenous Communities Protest Against Oil Pollution

The announcement that hydrocarbon reserves currently used for oil drilling will be put up for auction has put the people of the indigenous communities of the Pastaza river, in the...

13 June 2012

Latin American Graffiti and Urban Art: Online and in the Streets

Urban art and graffiti are present throughout Latin America. Here's a look at some recent posts by bloggers who share photos and videos of this vibrant urban art movement in...

11 June 2012

Peru: Conflict in Espinar Creates Rift in Ruling Party

On June 4, the conflict between the Espinar community and the mining company Xstrata Copper took a toll on Peru's ruling party with the resignation of officialist congresswoman Veronika Mendoza,...

10 June 2012

Peru: Violence on Sixth Day of Cajamarca Strike

Media and citizen reporting on violence in Cajamarca on the sixth day of the strike against mining activity and the Conga project. As we reported previously at Global Voices, various...

5 June 2012

Peru: March for Peace and the Strike in Cajamarca

After learning about the government’s report for the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Conja mining project in Cajamarca, and the presidential decision that the Conga project is viable, though with...

4 June 2012

Global Voices Podcast: Storytime in Poetry and Literature

In this edition, we’re talking about literature and publishing. You’ll hear some good old fashioned interviews with well-read members of the Global Voices team as well as readings of original...

3 June 2012

Peru: Mayor of Espinar Arrested Amid Mining Conflict

Amid a heavy police deployment, the mayor of the province of Espinar, Oscar Mollohuanca, was arrested on May 30 at midday. The mayor had been in hiding after a state...

1 June 2012

Peru: Conflict Between Espinar Community and Mining Company

At the time of writing this post, the socio-environmental conflict in the province of Espinar, Cusco region, between the community and the mining company Xstrata Copper - Tintaya is on...

RightsCon: Future of Digital Rights in Latin America and Beyond

Activists, business representatives, thinkers and policy makers are meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Human Rights and Technology Conference. Renata Avila and other Global Voices contributors are also...