Wednesday, March 03, 2004

USA Chamber of Commerce: The Associated Press offers photos of AToledo meeting with a delegation from the USA Chamber of Commerce including Lt. General Daniel Christman and John Murphy in Toledo's office.

Trucker Strike, Over: Bloomberg reports on Peru's truckers who "ended an eight-day strike after agreeing to a tax cut from the government on diesel fuel use." Last week, bus drivers ended their strike. (See "Transportation Strike, Over?" in Feb. 27's Peruvia below.) Quoted come from Carlos Bianchi Burga, director of the National Association of Cargo Truck-owners as well as Jorge Luis Rodriguez, economist at Centura SAB.

More Macro/Micro Econ:
- Last Year's Metals: Bloomberg lists last year's mineral output nationally with gold output rising to the highest on record with world gold prices remaining at highs as well. Mentioned in the article are Newmont Mining Corp. and Cia. de Minas Buenaventura in their collaboration at Minera Yanacocha.
- More Copper: Candente Resource Corp put out a press release declaring that their "bulk sampling of copper mineralization is currently underway on [their] Cañariaco Copper property." Candente's Peruvian subsidiary is Exploraciones Milenio S.A."
- Callao Contract: BNAmericas reports that Moffatt & Nichol has been selected by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications "to conduct a feasibility study for a new container terminal at the port of Callao, Peru's principal port," according to Albert Angulo, regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the US Trade Development Agency. The M&N Team includes several local subsidiaries including ECSA Ingenieros and R. Rios Ingenieros. The contract is for US$300,000.
- LanChile reports on "a record quarterly net profit, bolstered by heavy passenger and air cargo traffic." See 'A-C Stike Off' in Feb 27's Peruvia below.

Boxer Hurt, cont: Florida's Sun-Sentinel reports that a "fund has been established for the family of boxer Luis Villalta, who remains in critical condition" after collapsing into a coma moments after his North American Boxing Association title defense fight over the weekend. The Villalta Family Fund will benefit his wife and two children who live in Lima, Peru. Those interested in making a contribution can write to Villalta Family Fund, 16 Campbell Road, Hillsborough, N.J., 08844 or call Toresco at 908-963-5200. Villalta has a 13-year-old daughter and 3-year-old son. See 'Boxer Hurt' in yesterday's Peruvia.

Watching Macaws, II: Grist Magazine continues with 'Day Two' of a trip to Puerto Maldonado and beyond. See 'Watching Macaws' in yesterday's Peruvia.

'Chino' Gone: The United States National Soccer Players Association reports that D.C. United has waived midfielder Jose 'Chino' Alegria "for showing up to training camp out of shape." The 23-year old paisano also received this public notice in this morning's Washington Post. ARCHIVE: Alegria also trained with Alianza Lima of Peru."

Versions of War: Ohio's Springfield News-Sun quotes a 17-year-old Ecuadoran take on the Peru-Ecuador "Mauricio, 17, used to have nightmares that a Peruvian helicopter would land on his house and take his parents. 'I would awake screaming before being consoled by my parents that nothing was going to happen,' he said.
Peru invaded his country, Ecuador, after a border dispute and took over a large portion of his native land. Mauricio said Ecuador's young men were forced to fight when they turned 18. He said boys had as little as two weeks' training before being sent to war. "

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