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Gabriela García Calderón · January, 2013

Lima-based Peruvian-born, I live two blocks away from the Pacific Ocean. I'm a lawyer, lefty, short-sighted. I am able to read from right to left, as a mirror. I love Limean winter, yes, the winter. I like reading, watch good movies, getting letters (unfortunately outdated now), writing on my blog Seis de enero (January 6th) and sharing an ice cream all around the year (as long as it's not chocolate).

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Latest posts by Gabriela García Calderón from January, 2013

Maxima Zorreguieta, the Argentinian that Will Be Queen Consort of the Netherlands

With Queen Beatrix of the Nehterlands abidcation from the throne is a cause of celebration and tweets for Argentinians. as Máxima Zorreguieta will be the new Queen Consort of the...

Colombia: Campaign Against Smoking

Las Colombianadas del Facebook posts a video [es] where two children ask smoker adults to light up a cigarette for them. The adults refuse, claiming their are too young and...

Peru: Violent Anti-Mining Protests in Lambayeque

Globalizado, a blog by Juan Arellano, recounts what happened [es] on Friday January 25, 2013, when a 100 police agent detachment confronted about 400 local community members from Cañaris and...

Argentina: Suggestions for a better life

Hernán Haines, from blog El espacio de Hernán Haines [es], provides his readers with some suggestions for a better life in Argentina due to “the constant enquiries I get about...

Bolivia: 2012 Census Initial Data

Bolivian President Evo Morales announced the initial official data from the Census of Population and Housing 2012, carried out last November. According to the results, Bolivia has a population of...

Peru: Government Renews Concession Agreement with Telephone Operator

The blog Globalizado [es], by Global Voices in Spanish editor Juan Arellano, collects different reactions following the announcement of the renewal of the concession agreement with Telefónica for an additional...

Colombia: Was There a Ceasefire During Peace Conversations?

On his personal blog, Colombian journalist Javier Contreras wonders [es] if there really was a ceasefire during the Christmas and New Year truce between the Guerrilla group FARC [es] and...

Guatemala: Audience on Genocide Case

From Guatemala, blog Coordinación Genocidio nunca más [es] urges citizens to attend the historical court audience, where José Efraín Ríos Montt and José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez face trail for abuses...

Venezuela – Colombia: Is There a Homeland?

Due to most recent news about the health condition of Venezuelan President, Hugo Chávez [es], who is currently in Havana, Cuba since December 11, 2012 for the cancer that is...

Chilean President Piñera Has Not Had the Presidency He Expected

On an article originally published on the Chileno website, political analyst Patricio Zamorano reflects on the turbulent term of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and summarizes crucial moments of his admnistration,...

Bolivia: An Unexpected Brush with the Past

Luis Enrique Ramos, who blogs at Citizen of La Paz [es], remembers his old classmate “el Hernán” [the Hernán], who “was one of those who doesn't attract attention, in fact,...

Panama: Taxis and Taxi Drivers

Carlos Donderis Sanz, author of the blog CaDs Online comments [es] about taxis and taxi drivers in Panama and says “although it's true this is a generalization (I've personally met...

Honduras: Sales in a Bus

Fabricio Estrada, the blogger from Bitácora del párvulo [es] summarizes the speech of a trader that uses a bus as sales venue: Allow me, kind travelers, to interrumpt your nap...

Peruvian Cinema 2012

On December 2012, blog Cinencuentro had its yearly survey [es] about the best Peruvian film on 2012, where the winner was [es] documentary “Lima Bruja” [Witch Lima]: that aims to...

Peru: Discussing “Gastrofascism”

About a month ago, Javier Puente published on Selecting Stones, a critical article about the surge of Peruvian cuisine and, above all, about the role chef Gastón Acurio has in...

Peru: Rally Dakar 2013 Kicks Off

From Peru, Global Voices author Juan Arellano posts on his own blog Globalizado [es] pictures of the start of the 2013 Dakar Rally in Lima, as well as links to...

“Why Do I Feel So Much Pain, Violeta Parra?”

Patricio Zamorano writes a poetic piece for UK-based blog Chileno on the Chilean film about the life of Violeta Parra: how to assess the Chilean film “Violeta [Parra] went to...

Reasons to Celebrate the New Year

Uruguayan blogger Anna Donner Rybak lists many reasons [es] for celebrating the arrival of a new year, even though many can find it “ridiculous”: Many people say they are fed...

“Should Women Be Pretty?”

That's the question raised by Nathy2310 from Costa Rica on her blog post “Women, should they be pretty?” and writes [es]: Today I want to tell all those women who...

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