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Stories about Peru

31 March 2015

The Government is Unprepared as Peru's Heavy Rains Unleash Lethal Landslides

The rain season is getting stronger and longer every year in Peru. This year at least seven people died in landslides caused by the rain in Chosica, near Lima.

18 March 2015

A Crowdsourced Project to Map the Amazon

Rising Voices

Mapazonia is a crowdsourced collaborative mapping project focused in the Amazon region in South America.

14 March 2015

Chilean Espionage in Peru Cools Diplomatic Relations

The traditionally complicated Chilean-Peruvian relations have reached a new level of complexity thanks to the latest round of espionage accusations.

25 February 2015

Peru’s Mosques: Pearls of Latin America’s Muslim Immigrants

Global Voices takes a look to two mosques in Peru, in Southern Tacna and the capital, Lima.

22 February 2015

Happy Chinese New Year… From Peru!

Tasty food and a significant population of tusán, or 'local-born' Chinese are just two reasons for Peruvians to celebrate Chinese New Year with gusto.

21 February 2015

Peru's Achuar and Kichwa Indigenous Communities Defend Their Territory From Oil Pollution

"The communities are not saying put an end to oil exploitation, but they are saying that there are problems to be solved [...]"

3 February 2015

Citizen Video Exposes Alleged Child Abuse in Peru

A Facebook user films an episode of alleged child abuse on a public street in Peru's capital, posts it online, and generates a wave of outrage.

27 January 2015

A Website Fine Rekindles a Controversy About the Use of Personal Data in Perú

A Peruvian website that publishes open data was closed down after being fined, rekindling a debate about the use of personal data in the country.

7 January 2015

Protests Against Peru's Labour Law Multiply, But Government Holds Firm

Some 20,000 young people took to the streets of Lima on December 22 to oppose controversial labour legislation proposed by the Peruvian government.

30 December 2014

Peruvian Theaters Mourns the Loss of Playwright Sara Joffré

"Sara Joffré, playwright, director, an example of work and creativity, has died. She did a lot, enthusiastically and well."

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