Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Chiribaya Mummies, cont: The Associated Press files their mummy story pinpointing the discovery site as Cocachacra, (found here), and naming at least one of the archeologists, Marco Lopez. (See 'Chiribaya Mummies' in yesterday's Peruvia.)

IMF Moves: The IMF announced the completion of their "fourth review [and last] Peru's stand-by arrangement and grants waiver." In effect, this "enables the release" of about US$41 million to the country. Dow Jones covers this activity and states that "Officials have said the IMF and Peru are working to negotiate a new accord." Reuters quotes IMF Deputy Managing Director Agustín Carstens for the story.

Peruvian Oscar? Hollywood's VARIETY reviews 'Paper Dove' (Paloma de papel), the directorial debut of Fabrizio Aguilar. The story line is caught in the "Dilemmas suffered by Peruvian peasants trapped between government troops and guerrillas during the 1980s and 1990s, framed through the eyes of a boy." The piece declares that this is a 2004 Oscar entry.

- HdeSoto: Pakistan's Daily Times reports that the country's government "is likely to hire Hernando De Soto, a Peruvian economist, as a consultant to legalise the titles of lands, properties and businesses in order to make them an additional instrument for obtaining credit and developing the country's Small and Medium Enterprises." De Soto is there at the invitation of President Gen Peervez Musharraf, and on Monday, "delivered a three-hour lecture to a gathering of some 200 people including cabinet members, economists, and civil and military bureaucracy about his experiences in Peru and other economies. The meeting was presided over by the president at his camp office in Rawalpindi." The Pakistan Link also reported on De Soto's lecture.
- Florida's Sun-Sentinel follows up on the murder of Monica Marina Rivera-Valdizan, and declares that "whoever killed a nanny last month has stumped detectives, leaving such a 'clean crime scene' that seasoned investigators theorized the suspect may have killed before," according to law enforcement officials. The murder happenned the first week of January.

Peru Negro: The Boston Globe reviews Peru Negro's Sunday show, "as entertaining a show as World Music has offered of late, imbued with theatrical flair and charming comic digressions." The piece ends: "These exuberant folks make fabulous ambassadors."

Threat of Weather: A story in California's Mercury News: "Things were even worse for Peruvian meteorologist Francisco Arias Olivera. In April 1996 the popular TV weatherman did not accurately predict the 19 inches of rain that resulted in a flash flood that killed 17 people in the small town of Sicuani, Peru. He was lynched by an angry club-toting mob and hanged from a tree outside the TV station."

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