Marco Veliz · December, 2010

Latest posts by Marco Veliz from December, 2010

Peru: Hostages Taken in Bank Robbery in Gamarra, Lima

  6 December 2010

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.

Chile: Students Protest Reduction of Hours for Social Sciences

  5 December 2010

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.