I'm peruvian, blogging since 2001 and founder of Blogsperu.com, the first directory of peruvian bloggers. I also contribute or have contributed to: Periodismociudadano.com, informacioncivica.info, Futurechallenges.org.
Latest posts by Juan Arellano from May, 2009
While much of Peru and the media has been discussing the 16 confirmed individuals with AH1N1 virus, very little has been mentioned about the 133 children that have recently died as a result of the freezing temperatures affecting the southern part of the country. Bloggers have been noting this difference in coverage, and have been criticizing the lack of planning by local and national governments for what has been become an annual tragedy.
For quite some time, the indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon have been mobilized due to attempts by the current government to infringe upon the rights to their ancestral lands. These lands are thought to be good for mining and oil exploration, and some say that is where the real intentions lie. Recently these protests have restarted throughout different parts of the Amazon region.
Peru is making the switch to digital television, but the government chose the Japanese-Brazilian standard making it more expensive for the consumer. Eduardo Villanueva of Casi Un Blog Mk.II [es] wonder why the government made that decision when it indicated that cost will be a fact when deciding on the...
The Lima newspaper Correo published a front page story about the low level of Spanish language proficiency by the indigenous Congresswoman Hilaria Supa. As a result, the Peruvian blogosphere put forth various opinions including agreeing that legislators should have a minimum level of education, and others put forth accusations of racism and discrimination.