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· March, 2013

Stories about Peru from March, 2013

23 March 2013

Peru: NO Vote Straddles Victory and Defeat in Lima's Recall Election

Last Sunday's municipal recall election in Lima has had unexpected results: the Mayoress gets to keep her job, but appears to have lost most of her councillors. The social networks...

16 March 2013

Peru: Controversy Ahead of Lima's Recall Referendum

Lima will hold a recall referendum tomorrow, March 17, to decide whether Susana Villarán keeps her post as mayor of Peru's capital. The last surveys showed the 'Yes' ahead of...

14 March 2013

Peru: Four Years of Uncertainty for Defendants in ‘Baguazo’ Clashes

Almost four years after clashes in Bagua left an official death toll of 34 (including 23 policemen), the legal status of 53 indigenous men indicted in the death of 12...

12 March 2013

The Curious Case of Hugo Chávez and Peru

As we all know, Hugo Chávez, president of Venezuela, died on March 5. But what we are perhaps less familiar with is the symbiotic relationship between Chávez and Peru.

5 March 2013

Peru: Are Safety Concerns in Lima Justified or Overblown?

In Peru's social networks, the level of anxiety is rising over perceptions of a spike in violent crime. The police, the government, and even the media are being held responsible,...

4 March 2013

Peru Lights Up Social Media During Blackout

On Sunday March 3, 2013, a sudden blackout affected various areas in Peru's capital city, Lima. Limeans turned to social media, especially Twitter, to voice their opinions.

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