In the past week, massive strikes have occurred in the major cities of Perú. The strikes here have a typical pattern much different than in the U.S.. Instead of the weak “Honk your horn for X,” protesters here block major highways with boulders, sometimes using dump trucks and bulldozers to do so. Peruvians also have a penchant for throwing small objects, such as rocks and eggs.
The strikes were started by a teacher’s union who objected to a new proficiency exam. Laborers then joined to show their dislike off the current president, Alan Garcia, who was also president once before during the tumultuous 80′s (his opponent in the 2006 elections was even shadier than he was).