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 December, 2010
Silvio Rendón from GranComboClub analyzed [es] the book “Between economic growth and social dissatisfaction. Social protests in contemporary Peru” [es] by Romeo Grompone and Martin Tanaka. Aside from reviewing the interesting material on the case studies presented, Silvio thinks the conclusions the book reaches try to distort the social conflicts...
Telefónica del Perú, the main Internet service provider in the country, made some changes in the contracts with its users which have generated protests and rejection among Internet users. The penalties for "excessive" use of the Internet and the limited number of possible connections, among other things, are being discussed by several bloggers.
The Latin American Personal Democracy Forum took place on the 18th and 19th of November in Santiago Chile. Juan Arellano collects the thoughts, analysis and reports from the bloggers that attended the event.
Our fourth Blog Carnival was on the subject "Peru: Internet and Activism." Let's find out what Peruvian bloggers think about activism and also learn more about the history of cyberactivism in Peru.
In a still confusing sequence of events, an assailant held up a bank in an area known as Gamarra in Lima, holding up several customers and staffers as hostages. The news were reported via Twitter by user @solopedrito who tweeted that a robber was holding up a bank and threatening to detonate a bomb.
A decision by Education authorities to reduce class hours devoted to Social Science subjects, in order to increase hours dedicated to Mathematics and Language, ignited a debate and led to several protests. Juan Arellano was present in the capital, Santiago, during one of these protests.