Peru almost never makes the front page news (unless it’s a slow day like yesterday and a gang of murderers who sold their victims’ fat to European beauty companies has just been caught).
Every Saturday I’ll be putting together a weekly news reader of Peru’s big events, feel free to chime in if I’m missing anything! (Expect future posts to be more robust–this week’s was a bit rushed).
This week in Peru:
- Strikes resume in Espinar (Cuzco region) over proposed dam. It looks like a roadblock has been in place since last Thursday on the road between Juliaca and Arequipa.
- Plans to go ahead with oil exploration in the Amazon could reignite tensions in Madre die Dios region
- In lighter news, Peru is pretty damn good at volleyball
- But they’re still not great at football.
- The Peru-Chile Spy vs. Spy match continues.
This week in Latin America:
- Latin America Surging Ahead of U.S. on Gay Rights
- This may come as a surprise to people who haven’t studied Latin American history, but people are still less than thrilled about those US military bases in Colombia.