Friday, March 26, 2004

Trouble Reading Peruvia? Press 'F11' key near top of your key board twice.

IADB in Lima, cont: Reuters leads with "Latin America should show economic growth of 4 percent this year," in their daily article from the Inter-American Development Bank meetings in Lima. The Associated Press offers more photographs of Enrique Iglesias, president of the Inter-American Development Bank, with AToledo during their visit to shantytown Villa El Salvador while Reuters has the duo out and about. The president lets a photo get taken of him on a weight bench.
Italy's Agenzia Giornalistica reports on Lombardy Region governor Roberto Formigoni who is in Lima participating in the meetings. And the Korea Times reports that Korea is dispatching "a delegation to Peru to win support for the country's bid to join the Inter-American Development Bank," led by Vice Finance-Economy Minister Kim Gwang-lim.

Andes are 'Teetering': The Miami Herald runs an opinion piece that begins: "The Andean region is teetering on the verge of collapse, and the implications are serious for the security of the United States and the Western Hemisphere." It is written by Dan Christman and John Heimann, affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations' commissioned Andes 2020: A New Strategy for the Challenges of Colombia and the Region. For more, see 'CFR Report on Andes' in January 8's Peruvia.

A Heavy Burden: The New York Times includes Porter (or 'Cargador') the new film by Juan Alejandro Ramírez (second item), as part of the The 33rd New Directors/New Films Series. The 20-minute film will be shown at The Gramercy Theater, on April 3 at 1:30 pm and April 4 at 6:00 pm. Film Synopsis: "Day after day a Peruvian porter carries provisions for tourists up and down the Andes. Burdened with his load, he muses about what meaning his life may have."

Whose Passion?: The Pacific News Service runs a review of 'The Passion of the Christ' by a "a self proclaimed, Latin-Catholic-evangelical-Afro-Baptist-Pentecostal post modernist" - - and a paisano. Agence France Press offers a photograph of "Peruvian clergymen walk out of the cinema after watching Mel Gibson's controversial biblical blockbuster."

Another Passion: Both Reuters and the Associated Press exhibit the same fever: A-L-I-A-N-Z-A Lima.

Looking for You? Florida's Ocala Star Banner says that the producers of the upcoming film 'The Celestine Prophecy' are looking for "a diverse group of local actors, models and everyday people ... who look like the typical Peruvian." For more background, see 'Extra' in January 23's Peruvia.

AFF's Numbers: The New York Times includes yesterday's Transparency International's report on embezzling leaders and includes: "Alberto Fujimori (Peru, 1990-2000), $600 million." (See 'AFF is #7' in yesterday's Peruvia below.)

Macro/Micro Econ:
- Reuters reports that the International Finance Corporation said "it would sell part of its 5 percent stake Yanacocha in a sale it expected to raise $75 million to $100 million."
- Reuters reports that "Peru's gold, copper and zinc output is expected to rise slightly in 2004," according to the National Society of Energy, Mining and Petroleum.
- Compania de Minas Buenaventura released a press release after their Annual General Shareholders' meeting with auditing and dividend information.
- Hunt Oil put out a press release expressing their interest in "a new natural gas liquefaction plant in Peru."

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