Saturday, April 17, 2004

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

AToledo Visits Colombia, cont: The BBC and Voice of America advance the story about the drug-laden ship in Colombia that AToledo was to visit. VOA: "President Alvaro Uribe said the incident was a 'stain (on) the honor of the nation,' and he suspended the entire 75-man crew of the naval vessel Gloria." An updated Associated Press story says that "Toledo would go aboard and have dinner tonight on board the ship as scheduled. A separate Associated Press story includes Toledo saying, "Nobody can deny that drug trafficking is a problem and the events on that ship are evidence of that." The Los Angeles Times runs a version of yesterday's wire story.

Medical Research - Peru & USA: The USA Navy News reports their Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, in collaboration with the Peruvian Ministry of health, has "established three clinical infectious disease research sites at local health centers in Puerto Maldonado." Cited in the article is Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Blair, deputy director of NMRC Det. Viral Diseases Program. The NMRC has been active in Peru since 1983 and is located on the grounds of the Peruvian Navy’s flagship hospital in Callao. See also 'Medical Research - Peru & USA' in February 10's Peruvia.

LHorna in Semi-Finals: Agence France Press, Reuters and the VOA all note that seventh-seed Luis Horna defeated AmericanTodd Martin in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, Texas. Horna plays Andy Roddick of the United States today.

Former Amb Dies: The Washington Post runs the obituary of Richard Clay Brown, "the interim ambassador to Peru" following the departure of Ambassador John Hamilton's departure in 2002. Brown had been chargé d’affaires at the Embassy and managed the issues surrounding the negotiations for the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act.

Macro/Micro Econ:
- Bharat Textile runs a wire story that suggests that an emergency World Trade Organization meeting is being organized to deny maintaining free trade policies for textiles from Peru, among other countries.
- Late yesterday, the International Monetary Fund released a new report: Peru: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes - Fiscal Transparency Module. There is more information by the IMF on Peru.

Peruvians In New York? New York State's Daily Star begins a story like this: "Peru, Bolivia and Chile are invading New York." The article is about alpacas and 'alpacaholics.'

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