Saturday, June 12, 2004

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Trading with Asparagus: Lawrence D. Fuell's (former U.S. Agricultural attaché in Lima), letter to the editor in the Seattle Times is titled, "Skewed asparagus," in response to the paper's editorial last week. The USA "asparagus industry is less competitive than Peru's for many reasons, including differences in the length of production seasons (two months in Washington, 12 months in Peru) and improvements in transportation and communication that permit year-round availability of fresh produce." See Also: 'Asparagus Wars' in Thursday and 'USA: 'No More Peruvian Aspargus' in Tuesday's Peruvia below.

Trading with Thailand: The Thai News Agency and Channel News Asia both report the free trade area agreement that Peru and Thailand will sign with each other. The agreement will be formalized when Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra "pay[s] an official visit to Peru" in November or December. The Numbers: "Peru currently imports around USD60 million worth of goods from Thailand each year, the bulk of these products being machinery and capital goods. The deal is likely to be the first such free trade agreement signed between Peru and an Asian country, and between Thailand and a Latin American country." Both are reported from Lima.

New (Old) Agri Minister: The Miami Herald reports that Alvaro Quijandria was (re)sworn in as Minister of Agriculture, replacing Jose Leon Rivera who resigned "after a television news program reported that he owns a cheap hotel known for prostitution." Note: Quijandria was Agriculture minister "from July 2001, when Toledo took office, until June 2003." The Houston Chronicle only mentions the resignation.

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