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Gabriela García Calderón · February, 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 I like reading, watch good movies, getting letters (unfortunately outdated now), writing on my blog Seis de enero (January 6th) and sharing an ice cream all around the year (as long as it's not chocolate).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 February, 2013

Costa Rica: Time of the Vanquished

27 February 2013

In the post titled “Time of the vanquished” [es], the blog Furia raises profound reflections about what happens when quietness comes. It concludes its reflections by saying: “in order to conquer the silence of the serenity, the vanquished ones invent new ghosts that whisper in their ears. To win, to...

Uruguay Has South America's Fastest Net

26 February 2013

Not that long ago, I'd never thought I could report this, but here we are. According to Netindex, Uruguay is the country with the fastest average speed in Latin America, with 9,53Mbps, and that places us 57 at a global level, over Chile (58), Mexico (71) and Brazil (75). The...

Panama: TV Nostalgia

24 February 2013

With a nostalgic touch, the blog El Panameño reviews [es] some 70s and 80s TV series, and challenges readers to see if they can match the titles with the posters included in the post.

Ecuador: No Place for ICTs

15 February 2013

With the elections in Ecuador approaching on Sunday, February 17, blog Bitácora de Calú shares its surprise [es] that “NONE of the candidates [running for the National Assembly] focus their proposals on information and communication technology (ICT) as platform for development, NONE OF THEM”, and goes on on listing the...

Celebrating World Radio Day in Peru

13 February 2013

Peruvian website Servicios en Comunicación Intercultural (Servindi) proposes 15 ideas [es] to celebrate World Radio Day, marked on February 13, since 2011, and notes: This is a day to celebrate the radio as means of communication, to improve international cooperation between braodcasting organizations, to encourage major networks and community radio...

Peru: Heavy Rains Affect Arequipa

10 February 2013

Blog Globalizado [es], by Juan Arellano, Global Voices in Spanish editor, shares photos and videos in the aftermath of the heavy rains that have affected the city of Arequipa: […] city council of Arequipa declared 30-day period state of emergency [es]. However, the Regional Government nor the Provincial Council have resources...

Paraguay: Military Relationships

8 February 2013

An article published [pt] by Natalia Viana and Jessica Mota on the Agency of Report and Investigative Journalism website notes that “Wikileaks documents reveal that the United States trained hundreds of Paraguayan police and army officers between 2005 and 2010 – among which we can find future military commanders of...

The Mapuche in Modern Chile

4 February 2013

After the launching of the book “The Mapuche in Modern Chile” by doctor Joanna Crow, website Chileno  presents an interview with the author and notes: In the work, Dr Crow uses a range of sources including Mapuche testimony, academic texts, government documents, music and art, newspapers and parliamentary debate to...

Paraguay: Presidential Candidate Dies in Helicopter Crash

3 February 2013

The blog Camino al Paraguay reports [es] about the helicopter crash where Paraguayan presidential candidate Lino Oviedo died on Saturday, February 2: […] when the helicopter where he was traveling after a political event crashed on Saturday night, as reported by the local press. Paraguayan rescue workers confirmed having found...

Wikipedia in the Hands of Children from Palestina, Peru?

1 February 2013

On a video by Wikimedia Foundation, children from the community of Palestina, in Ucayali region, Peru, are shown using laptops from OLPC program, to create an article on Wikipedia about their community. The video, where we can also see Jimmy Wales and Vinton Cerf, is part of a documentary that...

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