Wednesday, November 15
I stumbled across a rich vein of Peruvian cultural material on the Centro Cultural Peru Virtual. Museums, libraries, literature, art and chess. My friends from the Instituto de Estudio Peruanos (IEP), who published my book on political violence, have a site. The Galeria Virtual has an exhibit of five contmeprary photographers. I have a predilection of photography. It's going to take some time for me to explore everything available.
The portal is all done very professionally, and is obviously a PR effort by Telefonica del Peru. After all, if you take a monopoly off the hands of the government, you have to give something back to the community. Telefonica (the Spanish owner) knows that it's a small price to pay on its way to dominating telecommunications in South America.