Sunday, June 21, 2009
The Google News widget on the right-hand sidebar as well as The New York Times widget below offers automatic updates on Peru. The tabs on the Times' tool below are not meant to juxtapose individuals but rather an editorial reflection of how the newspaper covers Peru.Kleph's excellent Points South's Twitter is also linked in the column to the right.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The package includes:
- the article, 'Cocaine Trade Helps Rebels Reignite War In Peru', by Simon Romero (the International Herald Tribune's version is 'Rebels and Cocaine Revive Old War in Peru').
- a 5-minute video headlined on the web 'A Hunt for Rebels in the Jungles of Peru' but on the video titled, 'Narco Trafficking in Peru's Jungle: The Resurgence of the Shining Path'. It is credited to Simon Romero, Andrea Zarate, and Eric Owles.
- and 24 photos online, Inside Peru's Cocaine War, by Moises Saman.
- In the first minute, reporter Simon Romero suggests that 2008 was the deadliest year - but then shows a funeral plot of 2006.
- In the last minute, after video of Prime Minister Yehude Simon offering a village help, reporter Romero says "months later, despite some progress, the villagers are still waiting for the promised aid." So, did the village receive "some progress" and are now waiting for the completed aid?
- Government Prepares Decree to Speed Up VRAE Roadways (BNAmericas, March 13, 2009)
- Interview with Carlos Tapia on Canal N, Part I and Part II (Oct 20, 2008)
- Operacion Militar en el VRAE Obliga a Pobladores a Abandonar Comunidades (La Republica, Sept 29, 2008)
- Shining Path Rebels and the War On Drugs (Inter Press Service, Nov 27, 2007)
- New York Times reporting on Shining Path and cocaine in Peru.
- Mexican Drug Lords Look South To Peru, Los Angeles Times, March 25
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
YALE HOLDING MORE INCA ITEMS
- Peru wants Yale to return artifacts (Associated Press)
- Peru Reopens Talks On Artifacts With Yale (Hartford Courant, Kim Martineau) "Peru's lawyer in Washington D.C., William Cook, declined comment except to say that Peru sent its proposal to Yale last week and is awaiting a response."
- Peru Claims Yale Took More than 40,000 Artifacts from Machu Picchu (ArtInfo)
- Inca Trail Sold Out (Guardian, Paul Torpey) "The Inca Trail has already reached its quota of walkers until September. Paul Torpey scours the Andes for alternative treks."
- Reinoso says he won't seek re-election (Connecticut Post, Ken Dixon) "Rep. Felipe Reinoso, D-Bridgeport, the first Peruvian-born state lawmaker in the United States, said Thursday he will not seek re-election this fall and will retire from the General Assembly after four terms. He rose to become Deputy Majority Leader. Reinoso, who came to the U.S. in 1969, was instrumental in last year's passage of a bill that would let the children of illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition for state colleges and universities. The legislation, however, was vetoed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell."
- Peru's currency to gain despite central bank (Reuters, Ricardo Serra) "The sol will probably keep on appreciating on sound economic fundamentals, even as the central bank further clamps down on speculative foreign cash entering the Andean country. Surging capital investments, swift economic growth of about 9% a year, and solid exports have caused the sol to gain about 14.5% in the last 12 months, near its strongest level since 1997."
- Peru's Sol Slips To 15-day Low Versus Buck (RTT News)
- Peru Milpo says revised Votorantim offer too low (Reuters)
- Economic Split Seen In Corporate Earnings (Wall Street Journal, Tom Lauricella, p. A1) "On Wednesday, Coca-Cola Co. Chief Executive E. Neville Isdell noted during the company's conference call that he had taken a recent trip to Chile and Peru. "There's a vibrancy in Latin America that I don't think we've seen in decades," he remarked."
- Summit Homepage
- Peru Hopes APEC Brings Investment From Thailand (Bangkok Post, Parista Yuthamanop) "Peru expects this year's (Apec) forum to help open the door for increased investment and tourism from Thailand, according to Carlos Velasco, the ambassador of Peru to Thailand. Trade between Peru and Thailand totalled $300 million in 2007. Under the pending trade pact, Thailand will enjoy cheaper imports of Peruvian farm products such as olives, asparagus, avocado, paprika and artichokes. Prospects for Thai exports are also expected to improve for goods such as televisions, refrigerators and electrical appliances."
FILM: WOVEN SONGS OF THE AMAZON
- Screening of “Woven Songs of the Amazon,” a documentary by Anna Stevens (Valley Journal, Colorado) watch a preview; watch another preview; "This documentary explores the ancient tradition of song patterns, “Icaros,” that have been passed down from generation to generation by the Shipibo people of the Peruvian Amazon. The film follows one family in their struggle to preserve and pass down the songs and patterns to the younger generation amidst the face of great change and modernization within the community." purchase the movie on DVD or the soundtrack
- Peruvian cardinal stops Communion in the hand (Catholic World News, Phil Lawler) "Speaking to the Italian web site Petrus, Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne of Lima, Peru, said that in order to guard against abuses, 'the best way to administer Communion is on the tongue.' Cardinal Cipriani told Petrus that he took the step to halt Communion in the hand in order to promote greater reverence for the Eucharist. In some cases, he said, the practice had led to gross abuses. More generally he cited the 'relaxed attitude of many priests' as a cause for the decline in reverence."
- Former Peruvian president, first lady speaking at University of Arizona (Tuscon Citizen, Arizona, Heidi Rowley) Alejandro Toledo on "Social Justice in Health: Local to Global"; and on "Can democracy afford to neglect the poor? A presidential perspective." Former first lady Eliane Karp de Toledo on "Indigenous People and their Social Inclusion in Democracy."
- Thorns and Flowers (Arizona Star editorial) the newspaper praises the University for hosting Toledo and Karp
- Former Peruvian president pontificates on poverty (Arizona Wildcat, Shain Bergan) "Although Toledo has given countless speeches over his years as a candidate and president, this one was possibly the most difficult, since its message was so close to his heart, Toledo said. As a young man in Peru in the 1960s, Toledo met Joel Meister, professor emeritus for the UA's public health college. Meister was working with the U.S. Peace Corps and befriended Toledo. Meister and his wife Nancy, an oncology social worker at the Arizona Cancer Center, then helped Toledo gain admission into the University of San Francisco, Meister said."
- Peru's Former First Family to Speak at University of Arizona (University of Arizona press release; see workshop program)
- REVIEW: Selva Grill (Herald Tribune, Florida) "This Peruvian favorite moved from a small strip mall to a much larger and elegant location in downtown Sarasota, and we're happy to say that it lost none of its flair or flavor in the process."
- Havana Historian Receives Ricardo Palma University Award (Cuban News Agency) "Havana historian Eusebio Leal received on Wednesday an Honoris Causa Doctorate granted by the Ricardo Palma University of Peru. According to Prensa Latina news agency, he also recalled Raul Porras Barrenechea, a former Peruvian foreign minister who in 1960 refused to isolate and condemn Cuba at the Organization of American States."
- REVIEW: Opera, Barber of Seville, Canadian Opera Company (Globe and Mail, ) "Young Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya made a decent job of guiding the orchestra and singers through Rossini's scintillating score, but I'm sure he had his hands full keeping Shkosa's Rosina on the rails."
- Johan Cruyff mystery over, not that of '78 Cup (The Telegraph, UK, ) Once Again ... "Argentina needed to beat Peru by four goals in their last game to progress to the final. General Jorge Vidal made a timely pre-match visit to the Peruvian dressing-room to talk to the players about "Latin American unity" before the host nation rattled six past a side that had previously held Holland to a goalless draw. Rumours were rife that the match had been fixed (the fact that the Peru goalkeeper Ramon Quiroga was born in Argentina did not help), with crowds pelting the Peru players with stones on their return to Lima airport. It has since been claimed that in the weeks following the Peru game, an impromptu cargo of 35,000 tonnes of wheat left Argentina for Lima and that the military regime issued an interest-free loan of $50 million to the Peruvian government, led by another dictator Francisco Morales Bermudez."
- What the Dead Have To Say (Economist) "Armed with a $1.5m grant from the United States Congress, the Argentine NGO [Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team] has just launched an initiative, along with counterparts in Peru and Guatemala, to speed up the identification of human remains, both by encouraging relatives to offer blood samples and by taking advantage of the latest American technology."
- Modern Slavery (Latin America Press, Lily Céspedes) "It’s a global situation that affects almost all countries. It has become an international problem and in order to fight it the work has to be coordinated between the authorities and governments of the world,” warned Rosa Dominga Trapasso, US missionary who came to Peru over 50 years ago and who defends female victims of trafficking in the nongovernmental organization Movimiento El Pozo, in Lima."
- OPINION: Behind the Food Price Riots (Wall Street Journal, Vincent Reinhart) "But there is an important difference between our troubles today and those of the 1970s. In that decade, aggregate supply sagged as oil producers scaled back production and anchovies disappeared off the coast of Peru."
- OPINION: Memories of Nixon/Ford (New York Times, Paul Krugman) Yesterday - "Some of the causes look similar: droughts in the Southern Hemisphere (the Peruvian anchovies disappeared, too) and a period of rapid world growth."
Thursday, April 17, 2008
- Peru's High Court Upholds 6-Year Prison Sentence of Former President Fujimori (Voice of America)
- Peru calls for return of artifacts (Yale Daily News, Paul Needham) "In a distinct change in position, Peruvian officials announced Wednesday that they are now seeking the prompt return of all the Inca artifacts currently housed at Yale. While Peruvian authorities continue to cite an interest in a research collaboration with Yale, they said they would like that interaction to begin after the artifacts return to Peru."
- Summit Homepage
- Embassy Row (Washington Times, James Morrison) "A top European leader is trying to persuade Latin American governments to move beyond the "darker side" of their relations with the European Union and embrace a "brighter one" that will concentrate on fighting poverty and threats to the global climate."The two topics are closely linked and unavoidably connected, and, therefore, we believe it is crucial to make real progress on poverty reduction and the consequences of climate change," Dimitrij Rupel, president of the EU's General Affairs and External Relations Council, told the Organization of American States on a Washington visit this week. Mr. Rupel, also foreign minister of Slovenia, said his country and Peru have accepted the "demanding and responsible task" of co-chairing the next meeting of the EU-Latin American and Caribbean Summit, scheduled next month in the Peruvian capital Lima."
- Dispatches From a Legal Reporter in Iraq (The American Lawyer, Ben Hallman) "At the other end of the spectrum, a Peruvian guard, also employed by KBR, told me he makes about $1,200 a month. The guard told me he is leaving soon, after two years in Baghdad. "Baghdad, too much muerte," he told me, pantomiming a rocket flying into the Green Zone."
- Peru's March Tax, Customs Collections Rise 18.4% Vs Year Ago (Dow Jones, Leslie Josephs) "Peru's tax and customs revenue totaled 4.03 billion soles ( $1.5 billion) in March, an 18.4% real growth from the year before, tax agency Sunat said Wednesday."
- Peru Central Bank Intervenes To Buy $25 Million (Dow Jones)
- Peru confirms over 1 billion barrels of oil reserve (Xinhua) "Some 809 million barrels of oil can be added while including three other maritime oil fields - Santa Rosa, Santa Maria and Pimentel - in Lambayaque. The Petro-Tech Peruana oil enterprise, with Argentine capital, began the field studies five years ago, discovering oil in the region by means of two- and three-dimensional seismic tests."
- Petro Tech find boosts Peru hopes (wire services) "Peruvian energy company Petro Tech has found a new oilfield with estimated reserves of 1.13 billion barrels, a sizable discovery for Peru, which is trying to become energy self-sufficient, provincial governor Yehude Simon said. The reserve was found in Lot Z-6 of northern Peru, near Piura and Lambayeque. Peru, a net oil importer that hopes to become a net exporter in 2010, produced 41.6 million barrels of crude oil last year."
- Textile Exporters Plan US$ 50 Million Investment (Bharat Textile)
- Century Mining Announces NI 43-101 Reserves And Technical Report For The San Juan Gold Mine In Peru (press release)
- BTV-Business Television Features Antares Minerals, ECU Silver and Dianor Resources (press release)
- Sinchao Metals Confirms Southwest Extension of Mineralization in Breccia Zone (press release) "Sinchao Metals Corp. owns 100% interest in the Sinchao Property, which is located in Cajamarca Province, Northern Peru, and 30 kilometres from Yanacocha, the largest gold mine in South America."
- Dynacor Gold Mines increases its gold production capacity by 69% (press release)
- 'Borders That Unite - April 16-18': Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru seek to protect Amazonia (Xinhua) "Diplomats and indigenous leaders from Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru met Wednesday in Bogota ina bid to protect Amazonia, the "world's lung," by limiting the exploitation of natural resources. "This is an Amazonian meeting of the four countries sharing that borderless region, our government works and implements negotiations to not exploit oil nor damage that region, the world's lung," said Ecuadorian consul Carlos Solorzano. The "Borders that unite" meeting is being held at the Luis Angel Arango library in downtown Bogota, Colombia's capital, and is also being attended by representatives of nine indigenous communities that live along the Amazonian border. The ethnic groups of the indigenous communities include Cofan, Murui, Huitoto, Coreguaje, Muinane, Cocama, Tikuna, Bora and Inga." see also Areacucuta and other articles in Spanish
- Uncontacted tribes go 'round the world' (Survival International press release) "More than 150 articles and interviews about Peru’s uncontacted tribes have been published or broadcast in more than 20 countries."
- Soldiers Deliver Food As Part of Government Aid Program (Reuters photographs, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) "During the next 6 months, Peru's government hopes to hand out some 100,000 bags of food to families living in Lima's poorest neighborhoods. The aid comes as the Andean country struggles to control skyrocketing consumer prices, the Women and Social Development Ministry said."
- Farming Families Benefit From Peruvian Potato Project (Red Orbit) "T'ikapapa is an initiative of the International Potato Center's Papa Andina Partnership Program and the Innovation and Competitiveness of Peru's Potato Sector project. The project brings together farmers' organisations from six different departments (Ayacucho, Apurimac, Cajamarca, Huanuco, Huancavelica and Junin) in the highlands of Peru, Capac-Peru (a potato market chain association), A&L Biodiversidad Alto Andina (a private potato processing company), Wong (Peru's largest supermarket chain), and CIP's INCOPA project. This project is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation."
- OPINION: Latin America scores badly in Internet ranking (Miami Herald, Andres Oppenheimer) "A new world ranking released by the World Economic Forum shows that several Latin American countries are gradually losing ground in Internet 'network readiness.' Meantime, Middle Eastern, Asian and Eastern European nations are modernizing much more rapidly, it says. Authors of the study, entitled Global Information Technology Report, say that Internet readiness is the key to long-term growth. Just like countries in the past needed roads and bridges to ship their exports abroad, today they also need good Internet infrastructure to be more competitive in the global economy, they say. Peru fell from the 78th to 84th."
- Josefina Condori - World’s Children’s prize for the Rights of the Child, Honorary Award (Children's World)
- Winners of World's Children's Prize (Associated Press) "Sweden's Queen Silvia will host an awards ceremony on Friday at Gripsholm's castle outside Stockholm."
- Swedish Prize Announced (The Times, UK)
- Children's Rights Prize Announced (Deutsche Press Agentur)
- Peruvian wins Honorary World’s Children’s prize for the Rights of the Child (Radio Sweden) "Peru’s Josefina Condori and Agnes Stevens of the U.S. share an honourary award. The committee cited Condori’s work to protect house maids who work under 'slave-like conditions' in Peru."
- Jenna Bush On Peru (KWES-9 Texas) "In Peru, we visited projects where the proceeds of the book are funding, so that was really amazing and UNICEF was really supportive in that way that they're showing me where the money is actually going and it's going to help so many things," Jenna said."
- From Peru with love - and labor (Community Times, Maryland, Jane Collins) "I am writing this story from Lima, Peru, and grouting the tile around an orphanage dining room that holds 560 kids. My husband and I flew here for two weeks with Global Volunteers and signed up to help the labor crew."
- Rotary members share homes, life, work (Lake Elmo Leader, Minnesota, Barbara Boelk) Dr. Jessica Diaz from Huaraz is one of five Peruvian participants in a month-long Rotary International group exchange program.
- Signposts of a New Geography (Scripps Howard News Service) "Peruvian restaurants are all the rage in Chile."
- There's History in Peruvian Olives (Miami Herald, Maricel Presilla) re: aceituna de botija "According to popular lore, the first olive trees arrived in Lima from Spain in 1519 with the wealthy colonist Don Antonio de Ribera. On a trip to Seville, he had secured about 100 olive saplings to plant on his Peruvian farm (huerta). Only three survived the journey, and Don Antonio had them planted with great care and nervous expectations. Though he had ordered his slaves to protect them round the clock, one of the saplings was stolen. The Peruvian historian Ricardo Palma tells us the culprit was a man from Chile who planted the sapling on his farm on the shore of the Mapocho River."
- Peruvian-Style Black Olive, Potato and Fresh Cheese Salad (Miami Herald)
- REVIEW: Machu Picchu (Daily Times, Delaware) "Owner Consuelo Rios said the new restaurant in Midway provides a different spin on ethnic flavors and is the only Peruvian restaurant in a 50-mile radius."
- REVIEW: Rincon Limeño (The Phoenix, Boston) "Showcases the cuisine of Peru in all its glorious biodiversity (ingredients from the mountains, oceans, rainforests, and river basins) and ethnic richness (influences from indigenous South America, Western Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East)."
- Nepal goes Maoist: How worried should we be? (The Economist) "So insurgent communists in poor, largely rural countries such as India, Nepal and Peru are naturally inclined to style themselves Maoists. As a revolutionary inspirer, at least, Mao was a success."
- Think Globally, Eat Locally (Jackson Free Press, Mississippi) “In Peru, the original home of potatoes, Andean farmers once grew some four thousand potato varieties, each with its own name, flavor and use, ranging in size from tiny to gigantic and covering the color spectrum from indigo-purple to red, orange, yellow, and white,” Barbara Kingsolver writes. Yesterday at Kroger, I’m pretty sure I only saw about three different kinds. This kind of uniformity leaves a farmer’s whole crop vulnerable to being wiped out by insects or disease."
- REVIEW of Automobile: (Brantford Expositor, Ontario) "This is a fun little car to toss around and you will hardly find yourself in trouble. It is so predictable that aggressively tackling a wet, sloppy, sloshy drive brought up visions of an Audi A4 tackling a Peruvian mountain without tires."
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
- Peru high court upholds 6-year prison for Fujimori (Agence France Press) "Tuesday's high court ruling was welcomed by prosectors in the death-squad killings case, because it "demolishes" Fujimori's lawyers' argument that, while in power, he had no authority over active-duty military officers."
- Peru Supreme Court Upholds Former President's Prison Sentence (Bloomberg, Alex Emery) "Fujimori, 69, also was fined 400,000 soles ($149,000) after he admitted to ordering an aide to search the residence, the court said in an e-mailed statement."
- Peruvian Supreme Court rules 6-year prison for Fujimori (Xinhua) "The Peruvian Supreme Court Tuesday made its final ruling on ex-Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's role in instigating the illegal raid on the house of Trinidad Becerra, the wife of a former presidential aide. The former president was convicted of organizing and leading the illegal raid on the house of Becerra, the wife of Vladimiro Montesinos, a presidential aide, in 2000. Evidence was presented showing Fujimori ordering a military officer to pose as a prosecutor to gain access to the house in November 2000. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the 10 charges of corruption and two of human rights abuses."
- The Trial of Alberto Fujimori (Andean Currents)
- Peruvians mark 25th anniversary of Shining Path massacre (Canwest News Service, Christine Skladany, reporting from Lucanamarca) "The ceremony marked the 25th anniversary of the massacre in Lucanamarca, where 69 people died at the hands of the Shining Path terrorist group. The guerrillas hacked their victims to death using axes, machetes and knives. Women, men and children as young as 18 months old were murdered in their homes, farms, along the main road, in the town square - even in a church, where some had sought refuge."
- First International Forum of Indigenous Women started in Lima (Andina News Agency) "This forum will tackle issues such as: Globalization and Indigenous Women, Indigenous Women and Human Rights, Indigenous Women and Building Alliances and Indigenous Movement: Advances and Challenges."
- From 2000: Indigenous Women Create New International Organization
- Peru Questions Yale on Inventory of Artifacts (National Public Radio, Diane Orson)
- REVIEW: Divisions of Cyprus (London Review of Books) "A UN special representative, in the shape of a dim Peruvian functionary, was chosen to front the operation." That functionary was Alvaro de Soto. A different interpretation of de Soto's diplomacy is featured in chapter 2 of Kings of Peace, Pawns of War: The Untold Story of Peace-Making by Harriet Martin.
- In Peru, protests meet push for more tourism (USAToday via Associated Press, Leslie Joseph and several AP photos) "Tourist entries at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport increased from 998,000 in 2002 to more than 1.8 million last year, according to Peru's Foreign Trade and Tourism Ministry, thanks in part to an award-winning publicity campaign launched two years ago. Some 160,000 of them spent at least $1,000 a day, said Tibisay Monsalve, general manager of the Hotel Association of Peru."
- Protests meet government push for more luxury tourism in Peru (Canadian Press, same article as above)
- Peru February GDP Grew 11.9%, Fastest Pace Since 1997 (Bloomberg, Alex Emery) "Peru's economy expanded in February at the fastest pace since 1997, on surging construction, copper and natural gas output."
- Peru's economy surges 11.9 pct in February (Reuters, Maria Luisa Palomino) In new INEI numbers, "Construction surged 22.49% in February from the same month in 2007, while mining, the traditional engine of the Andean country, grew 14.65% in February from the same month a year ago."
- Peru's High Economic Growth May Ease On Monetary Tightening (Dow Jones, Leslie Joseph and Robert Kozak) "Peru's galloping economic growth continued into February, with gross domestic product expanding 11.92% over the same month a year earlier. But economists are wondering how long the crisp pace of growth can last, as the Central Reserve Bank of Peru tightens monetary policy."
- Peru Stock Indexes End Higher; Sol Strengthens (Dow Jones)
- Portfolio Manager Favors International Asset Allocation (Seeking Alpha, Murray Coleman) "Last year, Peru was one of the best countries in the world to invest in, but there weren't any ETFs for it. So EEM provides broad exposure to many markets you normally can't get into," Ted Feight said."
- Peru May Reach Self-Sufficiency in Sugar by 2009, USDA Reports (Bloomberg, Marianne Stigset) "Peru will produce 995,000 metric tons of cane sugar this year, up from 910,000 tons, on favorable weather and increased acreage, the department's Foreign Agricultural Service said in an e-mailed report yesterday. Imports will fall 30% to 170,000 tons."
- USDA Attache: Peru Sugar Industry Growing (Dow Jones) "In 2006, Gloria, Peru's largest dairy processor, acquired Casa Grande, Peru's largest sugar producer. Gloria also owns Cartavio, the second largest sugar company."
- Paita, Pisco port concessions to be awarded end-October (BNAmericas) "Firms interested in taking part in the process will have until September 5 to submit documentation. Works will include the construction of a 300m dock in Paita port, in department Piura, and a 350m dock at General San Martín - also known as Pisco - in department Ica. Both contemplate a minimum of 12ha in container areas and the purchase of two dock gantry cranes and two patio gantry cranes, along with dredging works."
- OPINION: Memories of Nixon/Ford (New York Times, Paul Krugman) "Some of the causes look similar: droughts in the Southern Hemisphere (the Peruvian anchovies disappeared, too) and a period of rapid world growth."
- SABMiller sales hit top end of projections (Just Drinks) "In Peru, volumes ended up 8% in a market that 'remains highly competitive'."
- POC launches tender offer for 23.54% of Luz del Sur (BNAmericas) "Peruvian Opportunity Company (POC) has launched a tender offer to acquire a 23.54% stake in Peru's largest distributor Luz de Sur for US$202mn."
- Chile retailer D&S eyes expansion into Peru market (Reuters, Antonio de la Jara) "Peru is a tremendous market," Silvio Rostagna, general manager of D&S Retail Chile."
- ORBCOMM Announces Further Latin American Expansion (ORBCOMM press release) "In Peru, ORBCOMM’s low-earth orbit satellite services are now available to the full range of applications, where previously the services were only authorized in connection with maritime applications."
- REVIEW: Shachis Restaurant - Crusty on the Outside (New York Times) "The roast chicken, served with vegetable fried rice and aioli, would please a picky Peruvian."
- REVIEW: Mi Peru (Miami New Times) "Mi Peru in Aventura is one hell of a surprise."
- This Week In Soccer: Five things happening around the world. (Los Angeles Times, Grahame L. Jones) "In Peru there is a goalkeeper being hailed for his own ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Jhonny Vegas plays for a club called Sport Ancash in the Peruvian league, and on Sunday he bent a free kick around the defensive wall and into the net to record his second goal of the season in a 1-1 tie with Atletico Minero. Peruvian statisticians said it was the 32nd goal of Vegas' career and made him the fifth-highest scoring goalkeeper in the record books.
- South America round-up: Keeper Vegas on target on again (Reuters, Brian Homewood) "Vegas kept up the tradition of goalscoring Latin American keepers by notching his second goal of the season. The Ancash goalkeeper curled a free-kick over the wall to score in the 80th minute and give Ancash a 1-1 draw at Atletico."
- PSV Go Shopping in Belgium (Goal) "With Jeff Farfán poised to leave Eindhoven at the end of the season, PSV are in the market to buy his successor."
- Proof of Compassion: Peru (The Easterner, Eastern Washington University) "Dr. John Matthews, assistant professor of social work, decided to take a group of 17 students with him to Peru over spring break. The trip to Lima, Peru, was a social work elective course that extended from March 22-29. Their goal was to be of service to the children who lived at Puericultorio Perez Aranibar (PPA), the largest children's home in South America. This center serves and houses over 600 children from infancy to young adulthood."
- Olivos to leave Simon's Rock, start business in Peru (Llama Ledger, Bard College) Juan Carlos and Anne Olivio will create Peru 109, a volunteer agency, "to guide groups of students and professionals to develop sustainable projects in Peru. "Since we've been together, it's been our goal to find a way to get to live between the United States and Peru," Anne Olivo says of the business."
- Latino fraternity establishes Univ. chapter (Red and Black, University of Georgia, Diana Perez) "Juan Lazo, a sophomore from Peru, was one of the four founding brothers of the Gamma Epsilon chapter of Lambda Theta Phi Fraternidad Latina, Inc. Lazo said he wanted to be part of a brotherhood focused on community service in which he could display his Latino heritage."
- Turkey Run teachers head to Amazon (Journal Review, Indiana) "Turkey Run Elementary School fourth-grade teachers Sally Simpson and Sue Harness will head to Peru this summer to study the Amazon Rainforest. The teachers received a Teacher Creativity Fellowship grant from the Lilly Foundation, which will provide $8,000 each. During their visit, the teachers will fish, hike, go on animal treks and dolphin sightings, spend a day in the life of a Peruvian student and take a five-day riverboat cruise down the Amazon River."
- OPINION In other words … do your own work (Miami Herald (McClatchy), Lori Borgman) an article on plagiarism: "Seriously, how many ways are there to say, "Lima is the capital of Peru"? And if the World Book said it first and you repeated it, were you plagiarizing the encyclopedia?So then the scholar's task is to say the same boring thing in a creative manner to make the words your own: "In Peru, many citizens regard Lima as the capital." "Lima! The capital of Peru."
- Mom's back from Peru and Puppy's tuckered out (The Tennessean, Vicki Stout) "Mom says she had an excellent adventure in Peru. She hiked, rode trains, took boats — you name it, she seems to have done it. She met lots of dogs, some alpacas, llamas, a cat or two and even a baby lamb. It's just a good thing she couldn't bring any of them home."